Cold, Halloween, Teddies, Discord & Cadence

Those of you who follow my twitter or facebook accounts are probably aware that I’ve been feeling incredibly ill lately. It’s just a cold, but it’s a cold that has basically taken me to my knees and made me feel like death warmed up. The worst bit was that I started getting ill on Friday, which, as you know, was Halloween/Samhuinn/Samhain.

You probably also know that I was planning a party for that night. And with people putting in so much effort to make some amazing costumes, I couldn’t cancel it at the last minute.

Don’t you think they all looked absolutely fantastic?

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Promo Bits, Interviews & Author Friends

What have I been up to lately? Well, let’s see. Work and visiting people. Not to mention seeing my parents. My mum is okay. Not brilliant, but she’s waiting on the doctors to sort her out properly. Scraps of writing have been accomplished here and there, but not as much as I would have liked.

I have, however, focused on creating a few promotional images for the existing books that I have for sale. Here’s one now:

As you may have guessed, this one is for Preying On Time. There are another two for that particular book, which I’ll post below.

They’re nothing amazing, but I wanted to be able to get across a bit about the book as well as catch the eye of anybody skimming through. The idea was to make colourful images with a snapshot of either the blurb or a small excerpt from the book itself.
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Progress, Authors, Presents, Parents & Kitties Needing Help

So what do I have to tell you this week, my dears? Well, nothing much really. It’s pretty much been work, work, work, cleaning, work, work, work here. But oh well. We can’t have everything we want, now, can we?

On the plus side, I got a bit of Baying For Blood done. This means we’re up to the 33, 107 words mark. So woohoo! That’s about halfway or so, I’d say. We’re definitely into the middle bit anyway.

I’m loving writing Baying For Blood, but I have to admit that I wish I had more time to do it. Unlike lovely Gayla Drummond (@Scath) I can’t write quite so fast, either, as she inadvertently pointed out in a recent blog post.
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Katarr Kanticles, YouTube & Not Much Else

Besides from a few little personal bits, the title really tells you all you need to know about what you’ll find here. I’ve been busy (as usual) the last week and not all of it with conventional work.

As you saw in my last post, I recently created a book trailer for Breaking Cadence, which was placed on youtube. That got me to thinking how I’d like to help some of my fellow authors create similar trailers. Most specifically, Katarr Kanticles Press authors.

They are a lovely bunch of people and, as one of their number, I didn’t feel as if I was doing enough for the greater majority. Hopefully, my new sort of role will help rectify that wrong.

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