Soon Fae Child will be in your hands. The culmination of a four year project, constrained by paper and forced into physical form. You created it, nurtured it along, babied it and disciplined it, and now it’s ready to go out into the world.
Once it is in the hands of others, you have to let it go. That piece of your soul that you put into the words? It’ll always be there, and that makes you vulnerable. You may wish to pull it back. To keep it close, rather than give it to the world.
But that is what makes it uniquely yours, and what gives the book its life. So, tomorrow, release it freely. Enjoy the moment. Ignore the haters. Try not to worry about sales, or marketing, or any of that noise.
Tomorrow it will be out of your hands, and into theirs.
Fae Child publishes in less than a month, and I am already nearly done with drafting the sequel, The Furious Host. Inkshares, my publisher, is running a contest for the end of 2020 and I have entered book two into it!
I crowdfunded Fae Child, as most of you are probably aware, through Inkshares’ crowdfunding platform, but the newest contest does not require individual preorders in order to secure publishing. I think Inkshares may be pivoting away from purely crowdfunding, while also keeping that option open for authors, but that is just conjecture.
Regardless, this contest is driven by reader engagement (shares, links back, clicks, and page reads) as well as what stories Inkshares is interested in. Please click here: bit.ly/thefurioushost and follow the story. There ARE minimal Fae Child spoilers on the project page, but I tried to keep things vague.
So, click around but don’t read anything, haha! You may also preorder the book — if I don’t win publishing I’ll end the preorder phase and you will be refunded. I won’t be pushing for preorders like I did for Fae Child, and am just leaving it as an option for you to show your interest and support.
Thank you for your time and support, I appreciate you!
Since starting the editorial process in June, I have been waiting for a concrete date that I could point to and say, “This is when you can hold the book in your hands.” My publisher was hoping for a Fall 2020 release, but with the global COVID-19 pandemic currently wrecking the United States (and the world, to a lesser degree), they were having to figure out their publishing process all over again.
Well! Everything is settled now, at least as far as FAE CHILD’s release date is concerned. December 15th is the big day, and I couldn’t be more pleased. I am trying to figure out all the things I need to do to make this launch as good as I can.
I have already submitted the ARC to several review sites, so hopefully it gets picked up. My launch team has their ARCs and are busily reading, and FAE CHILD has a Goodreads page! Yes, really! You can head over to your Goodreads account, if you have one, and add FAE CHILD to your “To Read” list.
In other, related, news, I am writing a short story set in the same universe as FAE CHILD that will be in a brand new anthology. PASSAGEWAYS will feature works from several up-and-coming authors, aimed at giving a glimpse at their unique literary worlds.
And by writing it, I mean I should be finishing it up right now but instead I’m updating my blog. I better go and get to work.
I didn’t announce it on my blog (update a blog? they’re for staring at, not writing on, obvously) but I have a short story coming out in an upcoming anthology! DECEPTION: A Writing Bloc anthology is accepting preorders now. It is $2.99 for an ebook and the collection will download on Halloween.
My story is titled “The Cleansing,” and it is about a young couple in a maybe-haunted house, and the elderly medium they hire to rid them of whatever presence has lodged itself in their home.
Obviously you’ll buy it just for my contribution, but there are 23 other authors involved and all the stories are great! Paperback edition will be coming, but for now pick up the ebook! You won’t regret it.
Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated) is fast approaching! I am going to take part this year and write the sequel to Fae Child, The Furious Host. I have it all mapped out I just need to light a fire under my butt and get to work. Hopefully Nanowrimo will help! (add me as “jainhollie” to track my progress!)
DECEPTION! an anthology by Writing Bloc will be published very soon – my short story “The Cleansing” is in it and I am very proud to be included with some of my favorite up-and-coming authors. “The Cleansing,” is about a young couple with differing opinions on the paranormal, and the elderly medium they’ve hired to exorcise their home.
I will share the preorder link as soon as it’s available! There are 24 short stories in the anthology, and you’ll be able to buy it as an ebook or a paperback. And, if it needs to be said, DECEPTION! is not a children’s book.