Free Ebook: The Four Horsemen: Legacy by LJ Swallow

Free Ebook The Four Horsemen by LJ Swallow

The Four Horsemen: Legacy (The Four Horsemen Series Book 1) by LJ Swallow Amazon Blurb ” What’s worse than being pursued by the Four Horsemen? Discovering you’re the Fifth. Verity Jameson’s day switches from mundane to disastrous when she runs down a stranger with her car. Fortunately for Vee, she can’t kill Death. Death, who just happens to be one of the Four Horsemen, and he’s looking for her. The Four Horsemen spend life preventing the end of the world, not bringing on an apocalypse. As gatekeepers of the portals which exist between the human world and other realms, the team fight to keep the portals closed and the supernatural forces under control. Without their fifth member, the Four Horsemen are losing the battle. Now they’ve found Verity and what they tell her goes far beyond the conspiracy theories Vee spends her free time investigating. A new life with four dark, sexy and […]

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Free Ebook: The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney

Free Ebook The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney

The Missing Ones: An absolutely gripping thriller with a jaw-dropping twist (Detective Lottie Parker Book 1) by Patricia Gibney Amazon Blurb  “The hole they dug was not deep. A white flour bag encased the little body. Three small faces watched from the window, eyes black with terror. The child in the middle spoke without turning his head. ‘I wonder which one of us will be next?’ When a woman’s body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It’s clear the pair are connected, but how? The trail leads Lottie to St Angela’s, a former children’s home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal. As Lottie begins to […]

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Week Recap March 4th, 2017

Week Recap March 4th, 2017

Progress Breakdown: Writing Weekly Word Count – 9,512 (5,642/146% Increase) Editing Weekly Word Count – 12,051 (42,110/78% Decrease) Week Recap: Just hit publish on Project Phoenix #2 Light Speed! I missed my goal of publish on the 4th by 30 minutes. I’ll do better for #3, I’m aiming for Thursday night, Friday morning. Aside from coming in a tad late with the book, I’m very pleased with my performance this week. Assuming I keep improving at my current rate, I’ll be performing where I want to be in 3-4 months. I’m pushing myself to improve by 10% weekly. I know that level of improvement is not sustainable indefinitely, but it is doable for the next few months. I’m planning a major trip at the end of July, and I need to two things to happen before then. 1st, I need my production level up to 30,000 words per week. 2nd, […]

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A Month in Review February, 2017

Project Phoenix #1 Jacked In

Progress Breakdown: Writing Word Count – 30,973 (1,106 Daily Word Count) Editing Word Count – 75,151 (2,684 Daily Word Count) Published Titles: Project Phoenix #1: Jacked In Thoughts: February was one of, if not the most productive months I’ve ever had. However, looking back on a month of data, there’s plently of room for improvement. If you’ve been following the blog you’ll know I set weekly goals and keep a close eye on my performance. Taking a step back to look at a larger performance record has allowed me to see trends I can’t see on a weekly level. As such, this will become a new habit for me. At the first of the month, I’ll stop and look at where I’m at, and where I’ve come from. One major change came with publishing Project Phoenix #1. It’s the first part of a serialized novel I’m writing, and so far […]

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Week Recap February 25th, 2017

Week Recap February 25th, 2017

Progress Breakdown: Writing Weekly Word Count – 3,870 (4,625/54% Decrease) Editing Weekly Word Count – 54,161 (39,342/366% Increase) Week Recap: I spent the whole week on my new natural schedule, where I go to bed around 04:00 and wake up between 12:00-13:00. I decided the only way it would be worth the trade-off, is if I saw at least a 30% increase over my past performance. Given the results I’d say I did well over that. However, most of my productivity was in editing. This week I’ll be writing and editing the 2nd installment in Project Phoenix #2. Therefor I’m going to aim to write 10,000 plus words this week. If I manage to do that I’ll count it as a 30% increase for sure. I’m aiming for Project Phoenix #2, to come in around 9,000-9,500 words. Which means I’ll need to edit 18,000 plus words this week, after writing them. […]

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Week Recap February 18th, 2017

Week Recap February 18th, 2017

Progress Breakdown: Writing Weekly Word Count – 8,459 (352/4% Decrease) Editing Weekly Word Count – 14,819 (11,746/382% Increase) Week Recap: My sleep cycle is all out of whack. I’ve found it hard to keep a regular day schedule since I transitioned to writing full-time. In the past I’ve always been a night owl, and it would appear that having the freedom from outside time responsibilities, has resulted in me transition to my college sleep schedule. It’s usually 4 or 5 AM before I fall asleep and as such I’m hard pressed to get out of bed before noon. At which point I make the family lunch, and drink a pot of french pressed coffee. I start work around 2 PM and stop around 6 PM to make dinner. By 9 PM my daughter is asleep and I’m able to edit or read, depending on how my day went. The trouble […]

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Week Recap February 11th, 2017

Week Recap February 11th, 2017

Progress Breakdown: Writing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 8,811 (1809/26% Increase) Editing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 3,073 Week Recap: 2/5/17 – Writing went well. I’ve started my new series. Having two different stories to write between helps keep the creativity flowing. Since I’m between a plotter and a discovery writer, it’s easier for me to work on different plot issues. The new series should be easier, because I’m reworking a few short stories I wrote and turning it into a serialized series. I’m planning each book to be between 15,000 and 20,000 words. I won’t put the first out until I have the first serialized arch done. I figure a 5 or 6 book series would be ideal. 2/6/17 – Spent the day world building. 2/7/17 – Great fucking day of writing. Hit the half way point of the story and picked out the graphics for the […]

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Week Recap February 4th, 2017

Week Recap February 4th, 2017

Progress Breakdown: Writing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 7,002 (2431/25% decrease) Editing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 0 Week Recap: I think my progress breakdown says it all. I missed my targets for writing, and the only goal I managed to hit for last week was not obsessing over my sales numbers and checking them constantly. Last I check Aether Walker Game Changer was ranked around #65,000 for the store. Given the money I’ve sunk into advertising I’m a little disappointed, but I knew that the odds were against me. Once I’ve launched Aether Walker End Game (Book 3) I’ll evaluate if the series is a success or failure. I’m defining success as break even plus $500 per novel over three months. Meaning I should know by July. I’ve been thinking of what to write next, and I have loads more stories to tell in the Aether Walker universe. […]

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Week Recap January 28th, 2017

Week Recap January 28th, 2017

Progress Breakdown: Writing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 9,433 (3,279/52% increase) Editing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 3,659 Week Recap: My first solid week of the silent launch didn’t go as well as I hoped. With just over $60 sunk into advertising, I managed to garner 458 KU page reads, and zero sales. I’ve launched a free offer for Saturday and Sunday. I’ll still run some ads to get the ball rolling. As of this moment when I’m writing this, the novel is ranked #57 under the Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > New Adult & College category. If I don’t get into the top 20 of the category by Sunday night, I’ll extend the sale for another day. My hope is the free books will help increase my reviews and maybe even start some word of mouth. At the end of the day, I’m still doing […]

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Week Recap January 21st, 2017

Week Recap January 21st, 2017

Progress Breakdown: Writing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 6,154 Editing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 14,633 Week Recap: When I sat down to write this blog post, I realized it’s been nearly a month since I did a Week Recap. I feel bad about that. I plan to take my blog in some new directions. However, this Week Recap fits in with that new vision, and also helps to keep me accountable, and my ass in the chair writing, which is the whole goal! If you’ve read the Review post, you’ll know I got an AlphaSmart Neo2 (I’m writing this post on it right now). This is a huge change for me, right up there with getting Dragon Natural Speaking. I’ve logged well over 100 hours training my Dragon, and I’m throwing in the towel. It’s not worth the time and effort to dictate my fiction. However, it’s not […]

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