News From The Nest

Hi everyone,

This week has been interesting to say the least. I’ve started a new job which involves early starts (something my body is not happy about), and that in turn has meant adjusting my writing schedule. Fortunately, things seem to be dropping into a routine that works, though I can’t say it has been smooth sailing.

The change did throw a small spanner into the works regarding the two stories I’m currently working on, but my characters are talking away and the words are flowing. The second Nocturnus novel is underway and my secret project is moving along nicely. Fingers crossed I’ll be able to share some small pre-edit snippets from both with you soon.

If you want to keep up to date with what is going on in my world then please check out my Facebook Page, which I’m aiming to upload posts to on a regular basis.

Well, that’s all for now. So until next time, take care and stay safe.

Raven.

Vampires, Oh My!

Happy World Dracula Day everyone! Today marks the one hundred and twentieth anniversary of the publishing of the novel by Bram Stoker. It is one of the books that peaked my interest in vampires and a classic that I still grab from my bookcase and read when I want to get lost in his world.

Talking of getting lost in the world of vampires, book three in the Resurrection City series is well underway and I’m getting ready to start round two of the dreaded edits. The research for my secret project has finally been completed which means I can start mapping out the first book. All goes to plan it will be out before the end of the year.

Well that’s all for now. So until next time, stay safe and well.

Raven.

Away From Reality

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe during this difficult time. I’m busy working through the first round of edits for book three in the Resurrection City series, which is part pleasure and part pain, working on the first draft of book four in the Hell Bound Chronicles, and doing research for my new project. Though I’m uber busy (which I love), I am making sure to set by time to read, because in the midst of all the madness I think it’s good to escape from reality for a while. Getting lost in realms where vampires, demons, and others live is in my opinion good for heart, soul, and mind. There are certain authors that are my go to when I want to vanish for a while, one of whom is Kerrelyn Sparks. At the moment I’m reading How to Seduce a Vampire Without Really Trying and loving it.

Talking of vampires, I think it’s time I got back to my ones and their stories before they start complaining, so I will catch you all again soon.

Raven.

Off and Running

Hi everyone,

First let me wish you all a belated Happy New Year. As soon as 2020 arrived I was off and running. Book three in the Hellbound Chronicles is underway and my alter ego is close to having her first book out. Combine all that with plans and decisions being made and you can see how busy I’ve been. And honestly I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’m not usually one for setting what I call major goals, but for the first time I have. It’s only one, but I’m going to push hard to achieve it. What is it? It’s to be in a position by year’s end to be earning enough from my books to focus on my writing full time. I’ll make sure to keep you all updated on my progress during the year.

That’s it for now, so back into the writing cave I go.

Raven

Popping Up For Air

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the radio silence, the muse has been keeping me busy. October saw the release of the third book in my Vampires of Rose City series, Blood Tears, which can be found on various sites, just hit the title then make your choice. With that completed the muse and my insistent voices got me starting on my last release of the year which will be the second Demon Prince Novel. Add into the mix I’m working on something secret and as you can see I am a busy Raven.

With this being November, I have started making my plans for 2020. While this year has overall been good to me, I intend on making next year better. Planning, determination, and believing in myself will be the keys to achieving all my aims. I’ve already worked out what books will be released, so it’s already shaping up to be a busy year, but that’s fine with me.

Well, that’s all for now, so I’m heading back into my writing cave to see what new paths my characters are going to take me down.

Until next time,

Raven.

There’s Always Help

Hi everyone,

I hope this first full week of February finds you well and not too stressed. I’m currently working towards the end of the first draft of my next release, so that means editing looms ever closer. Because of that my post will be shorter than usual, however that does not mean I’ve forgotten what I promised in my last one. Below you will find a small list of sites that I have found useful. Remember, there is always help out there in the great World Wide Web, all it takes is some digging and a little persistence to find it

Raven.

http://bookmarketingtools.com/
https://www.yourwriterplatform.com/
https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/

Grabbing The Threads

Hi everyone, I hope that the first month of the year is treating you okay. I’ve decided that I’m going to use what is left of January to start grabbing the threads of promotion and marketing, both of which at times can prove to be a minefield to navigate. One thing I’ve learned is you can’t just leap in and hope for the best. A plan is required the moment you set the first words of your next book down. Promote early, get people interested in your book so that when you finally release it you will have readers eager to snatch up a copy.

Searching the web will throw up numerous websites offering advice, and if you aren’t careful you will end up more confused than when you started. I’ve found some that have helped me with setting out long term plans and in my next blog post I will list them so you can check them out for yourselves.

Raven.

New Year Goals

Welcome to 2019!

A new year brings with it endless possibilities and opportunities. It’s a time to make a fresh start because we are on the first page of a new chapter. Some people make resolutions; get fit, drink and eat less, take up a new hobby. I thought about doing that but I rarely keep them, so as I watched the fireworks heralding in the new year I decided to set myself some goals. The first one is that by the end of this year I will be earning enough from my writing to focus on it full time. My others are to lose the Christmas weight, to travel, to learn more.

If there is a lesson I’ve learned from 2018, it’s that I can sometimes be my own worst enemy. So this year I’m going to get out of my way, lock onto my goals and achieve them all. I know it won’t be easy. Getting what you want rarely is, but I know the time and effort I expend will prove to be worth it.

May 2019 see all your hopes and dreams realized. Remember, never give up and never give in. Pursue your dreams, and if you want them hard enough they will become a reality.

Raven.

Old Year, New Year

Hi everyone,

Well, the old year is winding to an end and as it does I’m looking back to see what 2018 has yielded. Books have been published, new skills learned, new friends gained. It has been a year on which I can build, and that is exactly what I intend on doing in 2019. I have already set myself goals, ones that with determination and hard work I know I will achieve. I also know what books are coming out, and one of those will be under a pen name, it will be the first in a series and I will provide more information in January.

After the release of The Devil’s Gamble on the 19th December I will take a short break to enjoy Christmas and the New Year, because come Jan 1st I’m going to hit the ground running. So, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my followers and readers a happy, peaceful Christmas and a prosperous 2019.

Raven.

Busy, Busy

Hi all, I hope that life is treating you kindly. I’ve not only been busy in the writing cave but I’ve also been getting The Devil’s Gamble which is the second book in The Hell Bound Chronicles up for pre order. By the way, if you haven’t read the first in the series which is The Brimstone Door, you can now get it at the time limited reduced price of 99c/99p.

With The Devil’s Gamble just needing to be fine tuned I’m working on three other stories, one of which will be coming out in 2019 under my alter ego name of Christine Sinclare. I’ll provide more information later, so keep a watch out for it.

That’s all for now,

Raven.