*This is a painting by John William Waterhouse, one of my favorite artists. I find his work so inspiring. The girl on the far right is my favorite. She looks like my Ophelia.*
Writing, writing, writing, what do we do? We write, write, write.
Okay, so I kicked those Requested Fulls out the door for A Vintage Heart in Hollywood and Angel & the Cityboy. And it’s back to ye olde schedule.
In the post below, I described a story I have to go after Angel & the Cityboy. It’s about the founding of the Winterborn Ranch in 1883. I have several on-deck for A Vintage Heart in Hollywood too. You know how it is when you just can’t leave well enough alone. Seriously, it’s a good idea to have a few stories ready to go in the same fictional universe, just in case one takes off and readers want more.
For right now though, I’m back to revising and preparing my previously ePublished stories for Indie Pub. The first one will be my test subject, since I’ve never done this before.
The Finding of the Ice Princess is a short story and has been retitled since its original publication. The reason is trends and because I’ve since decided to clarify within the stories that the twin sisters are, in fact, elves. This lends itself to a more mythological feel and fairytales. Likewise, the cover art will be very different. I had to change the cover art anyway, because that was not my creation and I have no right to it at all. I am okay with that, although the second ePublisher provided the most gorgeous cover art! I can’t afford the artist right now, but if I go Indie on a later project I will look her up.
I will release one chapter of The Finding of the Ice Princess each Friday starting on October 14th. That’s one week from today. I will continue to post one chapter each Friday until it is complete. At some point during that time, I will release the eBook for Free, if Amazon Digital allows that. I’m still learning.
This serial blog story will lead up to the release of the first novel in the Ice Princess Trilogy the last week in November. I need to seek out ideas for promo on that one, because that’s kind of like, you know, official Indie Pub, the real thing.
Okay, so I’m off to work on that. Happy Friday!
P.S. I also love the work of Antonio Canova https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Canova
and Francois Gérard and William-Adolphe Bouguereau. In a writing slump? Visit an art gallery. 😉
Edited to Add: Went searching for the perfect picture for The Finding of the Ice Princess, which is set entirely in Alaska. Wanted a snowy mountain shaped like a castle. Found one. It’s of a real mountain in Alaska. 🙂 Ha! Figures. The elves in question are from Iceland, which is on the same latitude as Alaska. http://www.iceland.is/