First, before I forget, I updated yesterday’s post to add my own six-word story.
Whew! The promotional blast for The Fall of Onagros, Book 1 of Sage, is over. It is no longer free. Now it costs a whole whoppin’ $3.99 cash American. At its best, it soared to #10 on the Free Kindle Epic Fantasy list, which ain’t shabby. I might have done better (I tell myself) if I hadn’t been happily distracted from concentrating on pushing.
The happy distraction was #4 Daughter’s safe return from Saint Petersburg, Russia, where she took a class in art restoration, preservation, and curation at The Hermitage Museum. Naw, we’re not proud of her. Not much. <-For those who don’t speak American, that was extreme understatement, meant to indicate the exact opposite.
So she came over and rescued Dasha, the chinchilla, from our clumsy care. We took such good care of her, her mommy got to spoil her when she got home. WE were afraid to give her fruit treats, lest we make her sick, so her mommy got to give her the first piece of papaya she had since we got her. We didn’t have any place for her to safely play, so her mommy got to let her run free in her play area at home.
Now it’s back to work for me. I doing some rewrites on EEL’S REVERENCE — sorry, world, that’s the title, and you’ll just have to deal with it. It is NOT about eels, so get over feeling all squiggly. I got some EXCELLENT feedback from Amazon reviews of the last version, and my new publisher is graciously allowing me as much time as I need to fix the glitches, while my previous publisher is graciously keeping the old version live while I work on the new one. Hydra (new publisher) is having the artist of my choice (Emilie Johnson of Indiana) do the cover, which will feature Loach, the mermayd.
Thanks to everyone who downloaded my free book, and who spread the word about it. I hope some of the folks who downloaded it read it, that some of those like it, and that some of those post reviews and/or tell their friends.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write a scene from the point of view of someone giving out free samples of something.