New Look to the Website

donaldalliumHey, everyone. Beautiful weather outside as Spring is finally coming to Canada’s Nation Capital. If you don’t know where that is: look it up. That’s your growth and learning assignment for the day!

In celebration of rebirth and the emergence of life in all forms, I have revamped the website. Bask in its simplicity! Revel in the austere lines and beautiful colour coordination!

Also, I have opened the website up for members and reallowed comments without the need for my manual approval. Please note: I reserve the right to remove anything I find offensive. PG rating is what I want to maintain! I am praying my spam filter works this time!

Lastly, if you have read all the way down to here you will be pleased to know that Duilleog will go on sale in advance of Craobh being released on May 31, 2016. It will be a special low, low price. And, look for advanced sales opportunities for Craobh! When you pre-order, you’ll be sure to get your hands on it the moment it’s released. Craobh will be with my editor very shortly. It’s so exciting!

Craobh Update #2: A New Druid Series Vol. 2

Craobh: A New Druids Series, Volume Two
Craobh: A New Druids Series, Volume Two

It’s been awhile since I provided an update on Craobh, The New Druids series Volume 2. With typical procrastination, I am behind. I set a goal for having the second volume completed by now and I have missed it by three weeks now. The good news is that I have reached 100K words now in Craobh and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have many beta readers signed up to help me get the product finessed and out the door and with this being the first time using betas I have to admit to a certain level of excitement.

Writing is not hard. I know that is a bold statement. What is hard is writing well and there are many levels. Some people can only achieve a certain threshold in quality and quantity. I suffer not from quantity issues. I could write a few thousand words a day easily. It is achieving the quality of writing that is difficult. That is writers block in my world. The inability to write quality. Any artist looking at a blank canvass can dip a brush in paint and swirl it around and make something. But the artist wants to create something great. To reach a new threshold and expand their abilities.

So, yeah. I’m writing. Just trying to find the perfect mix of quality and quantity. I can tell you I have written some stuff these past few weeks that I am proud of. I love it when the story just clicks. When I put the words together and they sing a story – not just narrate it.

So end-May is still possible. Depends on my ability to focus on the task. It is a lot of work. Hours and hours. But still very possible actually unless real life interferes. Which it will because April and May are very busy for me. Wish me luck!

Amazon Kindle Unlimited

Duilleog: A New Druids Novel, Volume One
Duilleog: A New Druids Novel, Volume One

I’ve pulled my book from Kobo and Smashwords and placed my novel on Kindle Unlimited (KU). Amazon will not allow a book to be placed on KU if it is available elsewhere. This will be for a limited time and it truly won’t effect anything.

Duilleog on Amazon.com

Kindle Book Cover for Duilleog

Kindle Cover
Kindle Cover for Duilleog

This is the Kindle version. On a kindle you only need the front cover – not the spine and back cover.  So much easier! When doing a full cover you need to determine what the spine width will be and that is calculated based on the number of pages and the type of paper you use.  Fun times building the full cover.  Tell me what you think about the tree in the middle. I thought it would catch the eye, but it might be cluttering things.  Ciao!