Monday, September 16, 2013

09/16/2013 Magnificent Monday!

Greetings everyone and welcome back. I'm somewhat awake and I hope the weekend treated you all well. I am currently trying not to think about the fact there is a spider wandering around my kitchen somewhere, and also not thinking about the fact spiders can move and it can be anywhere by now. As you can all tell, that's going quite well. One good thing that happened is that the cat is officially on the mend now. He's eating somewhat normally, even though he prefers the high-calorie stuff to his actual food, I'm just happy he's eating.

On Thursday last week I remembered that 'Daughter of the Shackled King' existed, which I felt a little bad about, mostly because I had completely forgotten about it sitting in my bag I carry with me everywhere I go. I felt really stupid. It was nice to pick it up again though and remember just how close to finishing the initial transcription process I am. I might be able to finish this week, but we'll see, since I'm not 100% on the number of pages left and the number I can get finished with each day seems to vary.

Smashwords has also added in a tool that will let me add my books to a series. This is super cool because it will help readers locate all the books together (when they are all available) but I have been mulling over a series title since I got the e-mail saying the thing existed. It's neat because I can set things up as individual trilogies and then add them into a larger series later, which is what I think I'll end up doing, the problem I'm running into is the names for everything. I have had multiple suggestions and I just haven't felt sold on them, even if they make perfect sense. This is almost as bad as coming up with a starting title for something, except instead of having to think about the events in one book, I have to think about the events in 3 (or 6, potentially 7 if you include everything) and that is where I am hitting this huge irritating wall.

I also did want to extend the reminder that if you have any suggestions about topics for Wednesday or books to review on Friday I am always willing to look things over. I would love for discussions to start and any comment that gets posted here makes me happy. If there's anything you want me to look at, please feel free to leave a message below or send me an e-mail. Even a messaga via Twitter is something I'll take a look at (as long as it's not spam) so please don't feel awkward or shy.

I appreciate everyone stopping by today. I will be back on Wednesday, again barring any sort of disaster. I hope the start of the week treats you all well and I will see you then!


  1. Series titles -- I *know*, right?! So hard to think of the right title. How can we write hundreds of thousands of words and then get stymied on just a handful? :)

    1. It took far longer than it rightfully should have. Luckily I was able to figure something out (for both the trilogy and the series overall) but still. Normal titles are hard enough sometimes.

  2. You might like "The Princess of the Flame" by Ru Emerson (I might have the title slightly off) to review.