Friday, October 30, 2009

Finished

Hi,

I'm tired. I've been working really hard and I did get "Victor's Rage" translated. Also, I managed to finish two of three parts of Amadi, my current WIP, only to hear from my agent that not many publishers are interested in the story. She is still waiting for the answer of one or two publishers but I don't have high hopes. Now, I know how Holly Lisle must have felt when the last part of her "Sun and Moon"-trilogy was canceled.

Still, I won't whine. Also, I will finish Amadi because I really like this story and it would be a shame to drop it. I might just take more time than I had originally planned. Out of sadness, I decided to take part in NaNoWriMo again, this year. I will write a fantasy-mystery - again a project that doesn't fit neatly into a box.

I think it is time for publishers to start thinking outside of boxes. With the current developments in e-book-reading devices, it is likely that shelf-space won't matter much in the future (not the very near future but not too far away either). To get my own career started, I am looking for ways to built up an audience but I have to think and plan some more before I can go public.

Hope you don't feel as down as I do,
Cat

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nearing completion

Hi,

I am slowly getting to the end of "Victor's Rage". There are only 8 pages to go and a last read through to make the language as polished as I am able to. Then it will go out to a proof-reader (I'm lucky enough to have found one who's really fast). If all goes well, it should be done by the end of next week.

Also, my new project is coming up nicely. Yesterday, I had a great idea concerning the magical system for it. The best time for planning new project is a boring wait while one of the kids is doing something interesting (like sport or music).

Please leave a comment if you want to be notified about my secret plans for "Victor's Rage", the sequel to "Ann Angel's Freedom".

Have a great time,
Cat

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Plans

Hi,

it seems that I haven't been as back as I had planned. Sorry for that but I did get a lot done meanwhile. I have most of my historical novel translated (translating "Ann Angel's Freedom" took a year, this one will be done under 3 months), finished part two of my WIP and did a last revision on a story that I plan to post online for free both in German and English. Also, I found a very talented girl who will do illustrations for every chapter I post but she need to built up a buffer before we can start. After all, she is just taking her final exams in school and that is a lot of work, too.

Now, I am working double time to get my WIP done before NaNoWriMo starts again. I got all the planning done but need to close my WIP first before I can concentrate on a new project. I am really looking forward to that. It's going to be a fantasy Who-Done-it and I'm really eager to start. December and January will be devoted to revision. After all, I will have two finished first drafts lying around by then - if all goes as planned.

I wish you as much fun as I am currently having,
Cat