Today I am writing… everything except a book!

I’ve been really busy ever since my book got released…

THAT happened yesterday, but I am not feeling it is on release intil I got everything smoothed out. Which began with correcting a typo I found on the book cover that actually crept in during editing the “blurb” (back cover content of the book) from paper to computer… and I only spotted it TODAY during rechecking texts and so on.

It means a small hiccup in the road… to success I hope to say. But I am convinced that is better to catch it before the first sales happen than after it’s been sold many many times.

So what else is it I’ve done on the day after the BIG EXCITEMENT of the book release…?

For a start I’ve been working on making my website less sparse. It’s not yet updated, so don’t bother going to to see it… all I’ve done in the way of updates is correcting spelling errors found on the website and that was it. The NEW website will be launched on the morning of 28 March 2016… you’ll see the new stuff then!

I’ve been going through process of checking the sypnosis for OTHER books I got planned, and then updating those appropriately with extra information each needed.

I’ve also commenced TODAY on the companion book that will be launched in Summer 2017 that explores in greater detail the history, geography, customs, people, places and traditions of the world where Keldarra exists, although some small pieces of information will available on pages called Keldarra Library Archives on the website. No link yet because I want them to be completely ready to launch in its entirety before launching it. I am scheduling this tentatively in the Autumn of this year although this is subject to change.

Not yet up on the website, but here’s a preview of other things I am doing too in the next few months…

Sound Bites — Small clips of sound files of how I pronounce names, nouns, places and things, etc from books.

Reference information for The Stone of Truth — Get the setting demystified and understand more of the world that Marrida and Alagur live in.

Map Interactivity — I will be working between now and the middle of the summer on the map page to add clickable links on it so that you can get a bird’s eye view of what they encounter on the route that Marrida and Alagur took when they started their journey…

I think that readers will be interested in knowing HOW I say words. The process of figuring out the phonetic pronounciation of names is something that personally has always been fascinating for me. I give one example now. The name Keldarra. Are you saying it with the emphasis ending at the A at the end… if so you’re saying it wrong. It is KEL-darra… The KEL part has the emphasis on it. Anyway, when I do those Sound Bites you will hear it for yourself…

I think having reference information about a world in which an epic fantasy SERIES is set, is an important one. I know there’s information about the world in which Lord of the Rings takes place for example. I plan to do similar in a minimal way on my website. I won’t give away too much there as that would spoil the companion book planned.

Talking of Lord of the Rings… when I told my father (or Papa as I call him) was told about my book, he asked me “Is this J.K. Rowling or is this Tolkien?” to which I replied “It’s  Tolkien…” and I feel it is. When you read the book, you will see why…

The only other work done in addition to this, was sorting out something a resemblance of a schedule because I know I will need one to stay on top of everything that I want to write, that I have to do, and that will come my direction… such as book reviews, interviews, etc.

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