Thursday, October 28, 2010

Want to Help Get The Order Published?

I have had fans tell me that my novel is good enough to be published.  I would love to see how popular it might become, so I have been asking my fans for assistance. Doing these few things to help raise awareness of my work will make my novel more attractive to possible publishers. 

1. Add my novel button to your blogs/sites.  Just snag the code in the sidebar, then add it as an HTML gadget to your blog.

2. I'd love to have more "Followers" on my novel blog.  So, if you are willing, please click the "Follow" button on the sidebar, and get everyone you know to do the same.

3. I'd love to have more fans of my novel on Facebook.  If you are willing, click here to "like" my novel page on Facebook, and then send my page to all your Facebook friends.

4. I'd love to have more hits on my novel website, and more people signing my guestbook So, if you haven't already done so, go sign my guestbook!

5. You can follow me on Twitter, if you "tweet," by clicking here.

So, let's spread the word and see if my novel can catch on like wildfire!  If so, you may see it in your local bookstore someday.

Monday, October 25, 2010


I have had a couple of beta-readers give me feedback on the prologue and first chapter of my sequel, The Others. I thought you might like to see what they had to say.

Rachel: "I absolutely love what you have sent me (especailly the few chapters those are already AMAZING). Thank you for all of this. PS. Your an amazing author! Keep it up."
Camille: "Thanks so much for emailing me this! I just read it and it was amazing! The only complaint I have is that there wasn't more and it left me hanging! :) I say keep going and let me know if it ever gets published. Thanks again for sharing!"

I guess that means I better get back to writing! Thanks for sharing your thoughts guys!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Edited Chapters Uploaded!

I actually found the time today to incorporate all of the edits my dear friend Julie made on the prologue, chapter one and chapter two of The Order, and I uploaded the polished documents to The Order Saga Website.  The basic content of these chapters has not changed, but if you would like to read a more "professional" version of this work, check out my updated files.

As always, if you still discover more mistakes, I hope you will let me know.  Many eyes make for better proof-reading.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Second Edit Done!

Okay, so I am going to keep milking the excuse that I just had a baby to pardon my tardiness in posting this, but my wonderful friend Julie finished her edits of "The Order."  Thank you so much Julie!  You are amazing.

Now, I have to confess that she finished it right before Lucas was born, so that was two months ago, and the binder with her handwritten edits is still sitting, untouched, on my desk. I need to pull up my old file of "The Order" and start fixing all the mistakes that she found.  Once that is all done, I will probably consider "The Order" finished (unless I get an agent and have it professionally edited for publication).

So, what kind of good news does this final editing translate into?  If I can ever find the time to get all my mistakes fixed, I will probably upload my manuscript to the self-publishing site that I use (Lulu) and make it available for anyone to purchase (hopefully in hardback, soft cover and/or electronic pdf for all you computer users).

So, if you have been dying to read more than just the few chapters that are available on The Order Saga website, this might be your chance to find out what only my beta test-readers know... the entire story!  Of course, posting lots of comments on this blog encouraging me to get this done might just flatter me enough to do it in a timely manner!  Just teasing...