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

Goodbye September

Hi all 🙂

Well another month is coming to an end, which means its time to look back over it to see what I’ve accomplished. Work on the last Vampires of Rose City novel is slightly ahead of schedule and I’ve started on its cover. So far the muse still hasn’t given me the title, but I’m sure she will hand it over soon. My plan to go over my schedule for the last part of the year this month hasn’t yet been achieved but I still have two days left in September, so there is still time. I am aiming to release one last book this year, but it all depends on staying on schedule with my current wip. Work is also progressing nicely on my new series, the first novel of which is still on target for a Jan/Feb ’22 release.

There is still a lot of other work to get done; completing the website revamp, getting my books into paperback, and working on my marketing (which is a priority). All these will be spread over the remaining months of the year. So I have a busy time coming up – and I love it 😀

Well, that’s all for now. So take care and stay safe all 🙂

Raven

Playtime is Over

Hi everyone,

Well another month is over and we are heading into fall, which I have to admit is my favorite time of the year. Snuggled up indoors under a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate in my hands and a classic movie on. Pure heaven 🙂

Now, you might be wondering about the title of my blog post. It in a way symbolizes what I guess you could call an epiphany that I had last weekend. I realized that I’ve not been approaching my writing and what circles around it in the right way. To achieve my goals I need to focus more and realize that nothing will come without effort, determination, and a strong will to succeed. So this month I am not only going to get my ducks in a row, I’m going to make sure they stay that way. At the end of the month I will look at what I achieved and tweak my schedule/plan where necessary. Something tells me I’m going to be needing a lot of coffee during this lol

I’ll give you an update in my next post and let you know how things are going 🙂

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

Raven.

Almost There

Hi everyone 🙂

Another month has started and writing continues apace. The final edits on Vengeance in Vegas are 90% completed, so it’s on target for release on August 20th and I can’t wait for you to all catch up with Kacie Rayne 😀 I’m still working on my secret project and there is something else taking shape which I hope to tell you all about soon.

I have to admit to hitting a small bump in the road, one of my own creation. I sometimes place too much pressure on myself by trying to do too much at one time. I have to realize that scheduling, time management, and just taking a breath are essential for me to avoid either a burn out or a complete crash. Everything will get done as long as I pace myself. I just have to remember that.

Time to get back to my edits. So until next time, take care and stay safe.

Raven

A Spinning Top

Hi everyone 🙂

The title of this blog post pretty much sums me up at the moment. With working on the second Kacie Rayne novel, my secret project, sorting out my writing/release schedule, and working on Kacie’s cover, I am feeling like a spinning top. Fortunately, it is slowing down enough for me to get a grip on things and retain what remains of my sanity. So, the situation at the moment is the second round of edits on Kacie’s book are now underway and my secret project is moving forward at an even pace. The only thing taking time is my release schedule for the rest of the year. I do have an idea of the books I want to publish, it’s just working out if I can get them done by the end of 2021.

If you want to check out my latest release, Betrayed, while you are waiting for the second Kacie Rayne novel, it’s available across all major platforms 🙂

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

Raven.