Confusion and Chaos

Hi everyone 🙂

Apologies for the gap in posting but as you can see from the title things have been hectic here. To be honest, I’ve felt like a ping pong ball over the past few weeks, and frankly I can’t wait for things to drop back to a level I can handle while retaining what remains of my sanity. Just when I’ve gotten things into some sort of order, a curve ball comes my way and send everything into chaos. Confusion usually pops up when I’m trying to regain that lost order.

Fortunately, things do seem to be calming down, enabling me to shift my focus back to where it needs to be: writing. I’m currently working through the second round of edits on my latest w.i.p and it is starting to come together. The cover idea I had has gone out the window and I’m working on a new one, which I think is better.

I’m still working on my courses and getting my marketing plan in order, I just need to time manage and pace myself so chaos and confusion don’t pop up again.

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

Raven

Moving Forward

Hello all 🙂

Well, another month is almost at an end and with that we are one third of the way through the year. I’ve spent some time looking back to see if I’ve managed to keep to my original plan – and I haven’t. Life, employment changes, and other things derailed me, but as you can see from my post title, I’m moving forward. With eight months left in the year I intend on using all of them to their fullest. So I’m reworking my plan then hitting restart. All the goals I set I am determine to hit, and I’m going to do my best to stop being my own worst enemy at times. Yes, there will probably be bumps in the road, but I’ll either go around them or if there is no other option open to me, I’ll go straight over them.

Determination will be found, procrastination will be fought, and I’m sure large amounts of coffee and chocolate will be consumed. I will keep you all regularly updated on my progress, and there might be the occasional pre-edit snippet added 🙂

That’s all for now, so back to the planning I go. Take care one and all 😀

Raven

Organized Chaos? Maybe.

Hi everyone,

Apologies for my silence, things have been hectic within both my writing world and personal life. I was busy getting the second Blood Prince Novel – A Crown Betrayed out, and it’s now available across Amazon. During all that I was battling a virus (non-Covid thankfully), which sapped my energy and left me wanting to do nothing but sleep. That has cleared and at just the right time as I’m working on the first book in my secret project and I’m loving the characters. I’m hoping to get this book out end July/start of August, but I will make sure to keep you updated as work progresses.

Add into the mix I’m doing home study and making plans to take my writing career to the next level and I think it’s safe to say things are borderline organized chaos. And I love it 😀

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

Raven

Coffee? Yes Please.

Hi everyone and welcome to February,

Well, January ended on a slightly chaotic note within the Raven house. Changes and decisions have been made, both with an aim to help ease my stress and move forward my writing plans. Obviously the impact caused by the changes will take time to settle, but I know it will be worth it in the end. Already I can see the effect they are having on my writing. The stress is lifting and the words are flowing; two things I’m so happy about.

Regarding my writing, the editing continues on the second Blood Prince novel and is moving along nicely. I’ve also started on the first book of my secret project and I am playing around with an idea for something else, though given my plans for the year it might be difficult squeezing it in. I’m aiming to start posting a few pre-edit teasers from the Blood Prince novel in the next week, so make sure to check out my Facebook page for those. If you are on Facebook, why not give it a like to keep up to date with all that is going on in my writing world. I’m aiming to post more on it, so you never know what might pop up 😉

That’s all for now, so until next time, take care and stay safe.

Raven.

Hello 2022

Hi everyone and a happy new year! I hope it has started off in the way you all wanted. Here at Raven’s Nest, the new year was seen in quietly with a few drinks and some introspection. Now we all stand in a new year, one bursting with opportunities and possibilities. For me, after some jiggling around I’ve finally managed to get my release schedule sorted out. The first one out this year will be the second Blood Prince novel and that is now scheduled for release end of Feb. If you are on Facebook I will be posting the schedule on my page on Wednesday 🙂 I’ll also be posting it on my website by the end of the week.

I’m also aiming to up my use of my Instagram and TikTok accounts, and I’m thinking of dusting off my YouTube page. As soon as they are ticking along I will let you know and post the relevant links.

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

Raven

Almost but not quite

Hi everyone,

This will be my last post of 2021, so I figured it might be time to review my year, or most of it as we still have a week and a bit to go. Given the world is still caught in the grip of the pandemic, my year hasn’t been too bad. My writing has progressed, books have been released, and courses undertaken. Am I where I wanted to be by the end of the year? In all honesty, no, but some of the reason for that is me. There have been times when I’ve allowed that annoying angel named procrastination to gain the upper hand, and I will admit my backward steps did ding my confidence. But something has changed over the last month. What I can’t say, but a new sense of determination and purpose has taken root and I’m making sure to help it grow. So, the last week and a bit of this year will be spent finalizing plans regarding my writing going forward. I’m aiming to hit the ground running in 2022, and that annoying angel of procrastination is going to be locked away.

Well, that’s all for 2021, but before I sign off I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over this year. It is both appreciated and welcomed. Have a wonderful Christmas and I will catch you all in 2022!

Raven.

Almost There

Hi all,

Well, another month is sliding to an end, bringing us closer to the end of the year, and what a year its been. My review of it will come closer to the end of December. As for this month, it’s been one of highs and minor lows, but that is the life of a writer. Blood Price – the last Vampires of Rose City novel is now out, and I’m sad to bid my characters goodbye but I hope I’ve done their stories justice. I’m working on my last release of the year (more about that later), and I’m also working on my secret project which will be out the early part of next year.

I’m starting to get a grip on other things in my writing world and I’m hoping to have all my ducks in a row before the end of the year. Something tells me though I’m going to need a lot of coffee to help with that 😀

That’s all for now, so until next time, stay safe and well.

Raven

Now, where was I?

Hi everyone,

We are halfway through the month and I swear I’m not where I need to be. Oh, my writing is on schedule and Blood Price will be released this Friday, but it’s everything else. I know that I’m moving forward, but I sometimes feel as if I’m trying to wade through molasses. One part of my brain is telling me to get organized, the other part is so laid back I swear it is on a sun lounger in the Bahamas. I think some of my disorganization is the fact there have been a couple of changes in my personal life, but I’m not using them as an excuse. No. This Raven needs to get her rear in gear where everything else connected to my writing is concerned, so if someone could send some spare motivation my way, it would be greatly appreciated 😉

Well, that’s all for now. So I’m off to lasso my escaped motivation and get to work.

Catch you all again soon.

Raven.

Happy Halloween

Hi everyone 🙂

Yep, I know I’m a few days early with the greeting, but it’s my favorite time of the year and I’m in full Halloween mode. Decorations are up and my muse is inspired by this dark and spooky time. It’s also given me a boost of energy, something I need as I edge ever closer to releasing the last Vampires of Rose City Novel. The characters have been a part of my life for so long and I will be sad to bring their stories to an end, but I hope my readers will be happy with the way I’ve brought that world to a close.

I’m still working on my secret project. The foundation for the first novel connected to it is in place and I’m working on the plot outline which is starting to come together. I’ve also worked out what the last release of the year will be (more information to come on that later). Going back to the last Vampires of Rose City novel, the cover for it is scheduled to be revealed on Monday 8th November on my Facebook Page. If you want to keep up to date on what is going on in my writing world then you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and soon, TikTok.

Well, that’s all for now. Have a safe and happy Halloween 😀

Raven

Distracted? Maybe.

Hi everyone 🙂

I hope October is treating you well. I have to admit to loving this time of the year; the chill in the air, the fallen leaves, and of course Halloween/Samhain 😀 The season of ghosts, witches, and all things spooky always brings a smile to my face – and it sends my muse into hyperdrive. Story ideas carrying a dark edge are already bubbling and will soon be written down to be worked on later. At the moment I’m still working on the last book in the Vampires of Rose City series and have just finished the latest round of edits. So I’ll be letting it sit for a couple of days before starting the next readthrough. That doesn’t mean of course that I won’t be writing. I’ll be setting down the first plot outline for my secret project, the first book of the series is penciled in for release in early ’22.

I do have a lot of other things which need to get sorted out before the end of the month, but I will definitely be taking Halloween/Samhain off to indulge in my favorite horror movies 😀

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

Raven