Sunday, February 17, 2019

I've settled on a series title for the Kayla serial version

I've updated a lot of the files for the Kayla book since I'm making it into a serial it will be a lot longer, and also,  I'm adding two books to the front end of the original novel.  When it is all said and done, it will be available on the site, on Amazon, in ebook, and paperback, and also if I can get in, it will be on Royal Road.com, and maybe wattpad. I don't really care for the wattpad terms of service so we will see.
I want to get a backlog of the first few chapters, before I start posting. The posting schedule might have hiccups if I crash, so we will see.
I ran a lot of tests on the blog last week, or was it the week before? Well anyway, the point is I ran the tests to see if I could make a toc, next, and previous links. I was able to figure it out, so that's a plus.
I'm changing some of the worldbuilding to make it more cohesive. The biggest crit, I've gotten on the story is that the transitions weren't smooth, or it felt choppy, not sure what that really means.
Other than that most of the reviews have been positive.  I think that the issue was that I had to take out 25k from the middle, because my editor at the time, didn't have time to edit it. They also missed a few things, so it's probably a good thing that I'm getting around to rewrites.
I'm hoping that things will improve once I get Kayla out of my system. Maybe then I can finish the other 25 million books that I'm almost done with, but since I feel guilty every time I'm working on anything other then this series I'm just going to get it over with.

Well, that's the update, I've got a messy desk full of writing-related stuff, and I had a billion websites open doing research on monsters, and creatures related to the things that were in the first version, but not fleshed out.
I've figured out that the series will be called Keeper of the Key.
So, the new first book will be Lost: Keeper of the Key Volume one. I'm going to be doing it serial style though so, the entire series will be Keeper of the Key, and I'll break it into books later.
Well, that's my crazy for the day. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Take care,
Adriane~

Friday, February 8, 2019

Apparently I'm a spaz...

I just checked and found out that I'm a spaz. Apparently, I had written several posts last year, but neglected to push publish... I'm going to be at RadCon again in a few days.

I've been bedridden for the last year, or so. It's hard to be a productive writer when you can't sit up for very long. I did write 30,000 words in 24hours last year. That was interesting. Then I spent the next 2 weeks in bed, mostly asleep because I couldn't move.

 I also have so many things set as a draft and don't know why that happened. I will have to republish them.

Kayla's a mess, I know what I want to do, but every time I make any progress, my body shuts down, and then I forget what I'm doing and have to start again.

My plan this year is to attempt to set up a few web novels on this site. Since I don't know what I'm doing it might be a while. Essentially the plan is to turn Kayla into a web novel because I think that the format will suit the book better.

My biggest problem with all this is it's overwhelming. I have too many books, and everytime I start on something I get stuck in, I should be doing this instead. Then I end up not doing anything.


So, the goal is to not work too much, edit and put up what I have as I go, also to pick one thing even though I know I have 20 other projects almost done. I just need to work on one at a time.

I'm going to do some site maintenance, update my wips, and attempt to figure out how to upload pdfs and what not to the website. I think it might be easier if I were to move to a different host, but I don't think I want to fiddle around, so I'm just going to leave it alone for the time being.

So, those are the plans as of today, but I've been sitting up for too long, So, I'm going to go lay down, hope you are all having a wonderful day.
Adriane. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

UPDATES

Well, it's been another year... lots of stuff has happened, I got a caregiver. My daughter had surgery for a tumor. She also went to public school,  and got bullied the whole year.  The school refused to do anything about it. 
I published a book, then found out my author name got stolen,  so I need a new name, or I'll just have to combine all my work,  not sure if I want to, or not.
I'm also going to be doing something new on the site, in a few months, if I can figure out how to do it properly.
Any whodo voodoo that's my update for now.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Been Away

I looked at my website the other day, and realized I've been away from it for over a year. I do have a really good reason. Being bedridden, lots of doctors, declining health over the last several years. It kinda fell to the back burner, while I just tried to maintain some kind of status quo. They've had me on meds for almost six months now. I'm stable, if I'm careful and don't over do things. But since I can do more, I tend to push myself, and backslide. I'm working on cover art and formatting for my old group, which I retired from this year. I'm still sad about it. Lost friends over it, sigh. But I can't get better and stress about maintaining an organization. Some good people took it over, so that's good.
I have another author name, I'll be putting out a book under in a month, or so. Fun, though I wrote the story last year and is only a novella, at least it is something out there. I'm keeping it separate from this one though, because they are really different genres.

On my other work.
I'm revising book one, of Kayla Blackstone.
I found some errors, after I read it since I needed to to get a better feel for rewriting book two. (which has been written once before), but needed a big overhaul, because of how book one was edited.
If you're familiar with my site, you know I have a million and one wips. (works in progress)
This year, as I'm able I'm going to try and work on the Blackstone series, because I feel like it's holding me back, and is kind of a road block, since I feel like I can't move forward with anything until I finish it.

As for content, I might try some of the writing in the void stuff again, kind of letting you know how I'm doing? Though I'm not sure. I'm still pretty sick, even though I'm in recovery.
I also watch a lot of Korean Dramas, and Anime and read Manhwa and Manga. So I'll probably do reviews on them, as well. I know I'm an author, but I haven't been able to work that much because it takes to much out of me. So that's what I do instead, (read, and watch dramas) and I find it interesting, so you guys might to.
Anyhow
I'm not sure what else to talk about at the moment I'll probably update various parts of the site over the next few weeks and start making posts and stuff I'm going to make a list of all the dramas I've seen and the  ones I started watching and stopped and try and remember why I stopped so that I can make posts about that. I'll have to look up the rules on posting images not sure how that stuff works.
anyhow have a great day
Adriane.