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.

Problems and Progress

Hi all,

First post of October and I’ll start it on a good note. My latest release, Welcome to Vegas is now live on Amazon. I hope you will head over and check it out 🙂 I’ve already started on my last release of the year, the title and cover for which will be revealed next month.

As is sometimes the case, with progress comes problems, and mine have arrived via Facebook. However because of their shenanigans I have been forced to look at other avenues of promotion for my book. All this has taught me not to lock myself into one mode of promotion. Variety is something to remember when working on your marketing plan. Research all the avenues open, discover which ones will work for you and utilize them to their fullest. Keep in mind that new ways to promote your book will arrive, so always keep your eyes open and where necessary, adapt your plan accordingly.

Well, that’s it for now. So take care and I’ll catch you all again soon.

Raven