I’m trying to step up my author game. I have so many exciting projects in the works! I have two books coming out in the next year, and I have an amazing agent who has even more projects from me on his desk.
I love writing. I’ve even gotten to the point where I like editing. The thing I’m not great at is marketing.
I just want to write. Build funny characters or dark worlds. Write a love story or about someone whose parents actually have a functional relationship. But I’m doing myself and my characters a disservice by not finding new ways to tell the world about their stories.
I’m starting with mini-steps (which are slightly bigger than baby steps, but nowhere near great strides), and I’ve bought a book on marketing. I have no idea what most of it is saying. I was sort of expecting more of a to-do list where I could check things off to increase my self-esteem. Basically at this point I’m going to have to read the whole book to see what the point is the author is trying to make, then go back through from the beginning and make my own to-do list.
The one thing I’ve really gleaned so far is that I have to brand myself as an author. Like come up with key words and a public persona to always show the world.
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I have some thrilling news!
The musical for which I wrote the lyrics received an amazing Broadway World review!
“Other numbers, such as ‘One Man’s Trash,’ sung by the landlord, Mr. Kleinbauer, who wants to evict the store to upscale his shopping center, are wonderful new pieces by Orlowski and Russell […] ‘Rise Back Up’ is a powerhouse ballad….”
You can check out the whole review here!
I am so excited to try and shop this show out to other theatres. It’s like publishing a book…with stage lights and music.
I have all sorts of news!
First and foremost, you’re going to be seeing a ton of changes on this site over the next little while. Because, and I promise this is a good thing, The Tethering series is being pulled from sale. In fact, it’s pretty much all the way gone already.
After much discussion, the decision was made to find The Tethering a new home, and pulling it from sale is a part of that process. I am so thankful for all the concern I have received and for all those people who ran to get the last few hard copies! I promise I will do whatever it takes to get Jacob and Emilia’s story back out into the world.
In other book news, I have signed a contract for the second book in the Girl of Glass series and can’t wait to dive into edits! The Tale of Bryant Adams: How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ Days is due out in August and The Chronicles of Maggie Trent: The Girl Without Magic is due out in March. So there are tons of super exciting things going on!
I promise I will not let The Tethering fall through the cracks, and I will keep you updated as I receive more information. I’ve never gone through the process of getting my rights back from a publisher before, so this is new territory for me. But my awesome agent is on top of it, and everything will work out in the end.
Thank you for all your love and support! I promise the Gray Clan will live on!
The Tale of Bryant Adams: How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ Days is officially out of content edits and on to the proofing stage! Wahooo!
Of course, me being me, I’ve already started the next book in the series. I can’t help it; it’s just how my brain works. So, with Boy of Blood heading over to Fiery Seas Publishing (link this to my author page on fiery seas please), working on Princess Camp the Musical, and doing my real people job onstage, things have been a tiny bit busy.
Finding time to write, even just blogs, has been super rough. Working and editing and showering have taken priority. I like to have friends, so showering is a must. Continue reading
Tags: Boy of Blood, Curiosity Quills Press, Fiery Seas Publishing, Girl of Glass, Humor, Humour, LIfe, Publishing, The Tale of Bryant Adams, Time, Writing
Sorry for the quietude. I’ve been working very hard on the sequel for Girl of Glass! Boy of Blood has finally been sent over to my fabulous agent and will soon find its way over to my awesome publisher!
This was a really interesting project to continue. I have a personal rule that I won’t start writing a sequel until the previous book is out of content edits. For the non-writerly readers, content edits are when they tell you that you pushed the plot too fast, find inconsistencies in your world, or tell you that there is, in fact, no romantic tension in your romance. Continue reading