It's time for Wednesday's writing related ramblings!
So, what's new when it comes to my writing projects?
I've finished writing a book called "Home Squeak Home" which I plan to pre-release soon; just as soon as I arrange a cover with one of my cover artists, and give it a final edit. There's no rush though, since it's not going to be officially released until April. It's a story based on the events surrounding when we got our gerbils, Bilbo and Baggins, who I've renamed "Sooty" and "Scamp" for the book, since I'm not sure where I'd stand on the use of names so obviously from "The Hobbit" and "The Lord Of The Rings" so thought it was better safe than sorry. Anyway, it tells the story of their introduction to their cage in our home after leaving the pet shop; all from their point of view. As I said, I'm hoping to be able to have it published officially in April, since I already have books pre-released to publish in February and March.
Most of my writing attention is now focussed on a series I've titled "Zeena Dragon Fae" - a four book series about a purple faerie dragon named Zeena, and her pixie friend, Saarik. Zeena is the only one of her kind to have mastered the magic for all the elements, and because of this is the only one able to free the four element fairies when their sister - AKA the fifth element fairy (the Spirit fairy) - kidnaps them out of jealousy. There's more to it than that, but I'm not telling, since I don't want to give spoilers. Plus it's a work in progress so I'm not certain of every detail myself yet. I have enough figured out that I was able to have one of my cover artists (Jacob Blackmon in this case) sort out covers though. Jacob's done three of the four for me so far. I also had him do this picture of Zeena for the top of the page for the series, which will eventually go up on my website:
That's all the news I have when it comes to my writing right now.
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