Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A bunch of writing updates!


The last week or so has been pretty busy.

I am now two chapters and an epilogue from being finished this round of revisions on Sealer's Promise (previously titled Moon Dance.)

Of course, the catch is that those two chapters are the climax of the book and trying to figure out how I want them to be is kicking my butt. There is stuff that Isabelle and Kyden need to do dealing with Jayden, and there are major things Sarena and Kesyl must do dealing with Avish. Gah!

On the plus side, I have had some good things happening.

I hired an artist over at DeviantArt to do profile images for my author blog, and she has completed Sarena so far. This is the image she did for Sara and I totally love it.

I wanted the artwork for the profile images to reflect how my love of gaming and anime influenced how I "see" my characters and how much those two mediums influence my work. I think that this image does a fantastic job of capturing the essence of Sara and expressing my love of the things that made me want to write. (Which aren't all books.)

If you would like to see more art by this artist, click here.

I've also been working on a couple pretty awesome media projects. The first is the book trailer for Sealer's Promise. I am not ready to share this with you guys yet, because it won't be ready for upload until I get the cover art around the end of August so that I can put it and the credits in properly.

However, I can show you the banner I made based off of the trailer. :D I had fun doing this and I hope you guys enjoy it!


Right now there are two things that I am looking for:

1. My author blog desperately needs to be designed. *laughs* I cannot get the thing the way I want it. I've put off getting I Write, I Read, I Review professionally done because I do love designing it. But I think I might be wiser getting something a bit above my own level done for the author blog.

Any recommendations? I have a couple people in mind, but I figure I might as well ask here since I'm not rushing into this.

2. I'm going to need some beta readers. If anyone is interested, please feel free to e-mail me about that with something like "Beta Reader" in the subject line, or leave a message in the comments with your e-mail so I can reach you. Thanks!

I suppose I should let you guys see an up-to-date blurb, huh?

Some promises are meant to be broken.

Sarena Lengton knows what it's like to die--two years ago her soul journeyed to the Underworld. Zakariah, the Lord of Judgement, has offered to spare her life in return for a promise. Sarena must convince his younger brother, Kesyl, to use his powers as a Sealer to open a portal to the Underworld. Then Zakariah can absorb Kesyl's soul and experience life on Earth.

Now seventeen, Sarena has managed to avoid completing Zakariah's task. But when she witnesses a murder at Sterling High where nothing but a skeleton is left behind, Sarena knows she will need Kesyl's help to catch the killer. As they work together, she finds herself falling for the boy she promised to help destroy.

Sarena doesn't want to know what Zakariah will do to her if she defies him. But if she keeps her end of the bargain, Kesyl will lose his soul. Can Sarena keep her life and her love? Or will both be torn from her forever?

Anyway, that's it for me right now.

Also...

I know, I know, I need to review This Is Not A Test, Winter Love and Critical Failures. I need to quit being so busy so I can do a few memes. Hopefully once this round of revision is looked after I'll have a little more time for things, but I can't make any promises.

I hope everyone is having a great summer! :)

9 comments:

  1. Hey, Kat, I would love to beta-read Sealer's Promise, and am so glad to hear you're almost done!

    ms.randi.black [at] gmail [dot] com

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  2. Kat, I will also put up my hand to beta read Sealer's Promise. It sounds like you have had a great month!

    c.m.brown.books@gmail.com

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  3. Thanks so much you two. :) I've got two more chapters to revise, then I'm sweeping for grammar and style. My portrait artist just sent me the rough sketch for Zakariah. She's doing such a fabulous job capturing my characters. I can't wait to get the main stuff done so I can set up the profiles on my author blog. :D

    Going to be a few more weeks before I'll have a cover to show, but the artist I'm working with for that is equally amazing so I'm pretty excited about that as well. (Okay, I'll admit I'm excited about everything to do with this.)

    Thanks again for the offers to beta read. It means a lot.

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  4. Sounds like you are getting a lot done! Sealer's Promise sounds interesting. I like the new profile images. It looks awesome!

    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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