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Dragon Gold Release Date

My plan is to release Dragon Gold: A Tale Untold this Wednesday, August 23rd. That gives my advance readers a little more time to finish the book, and me a little more time to make last-minute edits.

And I’m starting work on the sequel to A Bear Comes to Town this week. It’s going to be called A Bear Runs This Town, and it’s going to focus on Cole Blackbelt, Ben’s brother. I intend for this series to be a trilogy, and my goal is to finish it by the end of the year. Then I might revisit dragon shifters, but in a slightly different setting than Xandakar. I have some ideas for an open-ended fantasy romance series that I’ll be outlining and thinking about over the next few months. Somewhere in there, I would also like to work on Plate Lunch, a romance/cookbook set in my home of Southern Louisiana. Not sure when I’ll get to that.

But I’ll follow up here on Wednesday to announce the launch of Dragon Gold.

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Dragon Gold ARCs Go Out!

Everything seems to be taking a little longer these days. I thought the edits on Dragon Gold would only take a few days, but they stretched out over a week. The book is longer than my previous ones, but I was hoping to get it done sooner. Nevertheless, it’s done! The advance copies went out yesterday. I’m planning on releasing next week.

I’m interested to see how sales are impacted now that the entire series is complete. My intuition is that I should see a bump. But who really knows? I wish I’d had a tighter turnaround time for the last book. Not sure if that’s going to hurt or maybe actually help. Time will tell.

Now that I’m back into the swing of things, I need to decide what to work on next. I should probably finish the bear trilogy. The first one didn’t do as well as the dragon books, but if I complete the trilogy, then make the first one perma-free, that might be a good idea. I was thinking of switching gears a little, but it probably makes more sense to get another set under my belt by the end of the year.

By the way, if you’re interested in becoming one of my advance readers, you can sign up here:

http://eepurl.com/ckf9Iv

I’ll let you all know what I decide to do next when I figure it out myself!

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Editing Dragon Gold

I’m in the middle of editing Dragon Gold: A Tale Untold. I’m hoping to have it done by mid-week so that I can get it out to my ARC readers.

Editing is a funny thing. I invariably think my writing is better than I remember it being when I originally wrote it, while simultaneously not being nearly as good as I want it to be. It’s a weird state to be in. I’m also not as meticulous as I’d like to be, though I’m still not at a point where I want the expense or delay of hiring a professional. If I meet my goals this year, I’ll definitely add that into my work flow. But for now, I think the editing process is reasonable enough.

So anyway, we’re on schedule for a release this month. I’m anxious to see how well the book does now that the whole series will be out. Sales have remained low but steady for the last few months, which gives me hope that I can still make a go of this. Not sure if I got burned out from writing basically a book a month last year, but I know I can find a reasonable pace that let’s me produce the kind of books people want to read. I set a goal for 10 books this year, which I’m definitely not going to make. But my other goals are probably still attainable.

I’ll post another update when the ARC goes out and give you guys an idea of when the release will happen.