"No editing done today, but finally got some stuff down on virtual paper that I'd been wanting to for ages. Ideas and concepts for future books and to expand on current ones."
So I had several draft manuscripts open on my screen, putting notes in for things for me to think about/add to my stories... such as:
- Adding to Amaia's story, A Guardian's Love, the concept of a discussion where the vampires get told what they really are. Yes, they call themselves "vampires" but as Alex said when he told Cassie about himself "we've been known by many names over the years..." I always had an idea in mind for my "vampires-who-aren't-really-vampires" but I don't want to give too much away here. Suffice to say, they're also not angels, though they appear angelic when the sunlight hits them. Hint: It has something to do with the sun, and the stars...
- Working on the next Alex/Cassie novel, The Star Effect. Another character is set to make an appearance later in Extraordinary, who will also be involved in this novel. I have drafted it being written from all three character's point-of-view (P.O.V.). It is not really as confusing as that sounds. What I was working on today was ideas for how to tell a certain part of the story, where none of the main characters are present to tell that part of the story. I have decided to, for just a small part of it, add a fourth character P.O.V. to fill in the blanks. However, which character? I finally came to a decision (I think) and I hope it will work out. The only way to tell is to write!
I am hoping that I get to a point with Extraordinary where it can actually be published, whether through traditional routes or through the newer "e-publishing" route. I'm still a little undecided. The current poll on my Table of Contents page is just that - should I get this book e-published? If you have an opinion, please choose one of the options and let me know.
Still need some feedback, too. If this site doesn't provide the feedback that I've essentially created it to do, then I might have to look at other options. That would mean taking the site down, and the books would no longer be a free-read. I'd love to have at least one novel at any given time being published on here for feedback purposes... but I need the feedback to make it worth my while.
I'm about halfway through editing Chapter 38, which is the next chapter to be put up. Please, if you're reading the novel, or if you have an opinion on the site set-up, or if you think there is anything I could be doing differently, leave a comment and let me know. Also, if you have a question, please ask! I need more questions for my "Q & A Spot" on my blog.
Finally, if you know of any good websites where I can share my website, for more readers to discover, please tell me. Posting repeatedly on Facebook and Twitter doesn't seem to be getting me very far, so far... Perhaps I need to give it more time?
I hope to hear from you soon.