Yes, I realise that it is almost the last day of May. But this is where I am at. There have been computer problems and comic conventions but now I am getting back to editing. I will try to update more regularly, at the very least there will be a June update and it will be waaaaay more interesting than this!
In January I was trying to get back into my work schedule after taking almost a month off in December. I was over-rested. I’ve got my production schedule set up for the year but I need to include this blog as part of all that.
I would love to say that I am almost ready to publish Who Would Destroy the Gods, but I’m hip deep in edits and I am going to do some drastic rewrites. Due to the fact that I don’t have a large audience at the moment (which makes sense as my dad only has the one book published at the moment). I’m going to have to rely on an editor instead of beta readers like I’d hoped.
I will be keeping you all up to date on everything, in addition to that I’m going to tweak this website so stay tuned for some neat surprises coming up this year.
My mom just found my Dad’s Cree Flashcards! (The package arrived last week)
Which means that I can begin warbling Cree while I try to learn the language! Very slowly because I can’t dedicate myself as much as my dad did.
With his flashcards, I feel like he is teaching me himself.
For those of you who aren’t subscribed to the newsletter (which is just plain crazy!) you are missing out on being able to get access to the beta release of the first few chapters of Who Would Destroy the Gods!
Starting today there will be a weekly newsletter which includes a link to a special beta-edition of Who Would Destroy the Gods. In addition to this, the next day there will also be a release to Wattpad (I’ll post the links here as I get them). If you want to wait until the final copy is ready, that’s okay too. Keep watching this site to be notified or subscribe to my regular newsletter.
(This is the beta cover and most certainly not the final one.)
Tonight I had the chance to really get into the reviewing and editing process for Who Would Destroy the Gods?
I’m very curious about how this story plays out given that the main character seems to be Wisakedjak (more commonly known as Whiskey Jack or Grey Jay) but this is a book with many pantheons in it so it will be interesting to see how the story goes. The story so far is that Whiskey Jack has turned his back on becoming a god and is, instead, helping mortals to stay safe during the wars of the gods. While the gods themselves fight amongst themselves for supremacy of the universe.
Once I get further along, I’ll start posting bits and pieces. For now, you can have my sketch of Grey Jay.
You may be wondering, Beth, why haven’t you written in here for a month?
Well, friends, I have a confession.
I haven’t been writing in here lately because this month I’ve taken time away from everything else in order to write a first draft of a novel in a month. I was unsure of whether or not I’d be able to stick to my schedule so I didn’t want to say anything until I was finished my 30 day schedule. However, now that I am 2/3 of the way done, I feel comfortable in announcing that I am writing something.
Here’s the thing. I’ve never written a novel before. Not a full length novel anyway, most of my stories have either been short stories or comics. I’ll continue to post my progress as I go. Once the story is ready to go, I’ll be posting it on Wattpad and eliciting feedback so that I know what to work on and where my blindspots are.
Next Month I’ll be working on rewrites for this book and I’ll be reading over “Who Would Destroy the Gods”. I’ll be keeping everyone up to date on both of these projects.
For those of you who want more details on the first draft of my novel and what it’s all about, subscribe to my newsletter!
Argh! Sorry everyone! It’s been too long since I’ve written in here! I’ve been super busy getting ready for Calgary Comics and Entertainment Expo (I like to call it C2E3: the Canuck edition). If anyone wants to catch up with me, I’ll be at K10 in the artist’s alley.
I’ve also been doing some writing. When I get back from Calgary I’ll start giving out some treats for those of you who are subscribed to my newsletter!
I’ll try to do a couple more updates before Calgary. Talk to you all soon!
For those of you who have bought Railroad Rising for your Kobo, please, drop a review for the book:
Hey everyone! If you’ve been holding off on purchasing Railroad Rising: The Black Powder Rebellion because you didn’t have the kindle reader, Both myself and Edge Publishing are proud to present Railroad Rising, now available for Nook!
(There is a button for Kobo, but it is not operational yet, keep watching this site as I will be announcing the Kobo release as soon as it’s available)
This year the book that I will be editing is called “Who Would Destroy the Gods”
I have begun printing out the chapters and hope to have everything printed out by the end of the month.
I’m doing things a little bit differently. I already have a fully written story, now I need to make sure that its foundations are solid which means doing an outline and character sketches. I’ll be looking at the different aspects of the story and making sure that they gel the way they are supposed to.
As I work on the story I’ll first be updating everyone on the newsletter and then giving summary updates on the website. So stay tuned!
This weekend I’ll be going over my Dad’s manuscripts and picking the one that I’ll be developing for publication this year!
For everyone who is signed up for the newsletter, I will make the announcement on Monday!