MWN Blog Archive Halfway to 313 little libraries! Viva Libris! — Motown Writers Network . . . Michigan Literary Network

to our Detroit Little Libraries friends – Less than 18 months after we planted the first Little Free Library in Detroit, we are halfway to reaching our goal of 313 libraries in the city! And there is a reason we keep planting them: There’s only one book for every 37 preschool children in Hamtramck, and […]

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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! (the website isn’t sparse any more!

I’ve been going through checking OTHER books I have planned and then updating those appropriately with extra information each needed.

I’ve also started TODAY on the companion book I will release in Summer 2021 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 be available on pages called Keldarra Library Archives on the my website. No link yet because I want them to be 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 work between now and the middle of the summer on the map page to add clickable links on it so 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 readers will be interested in knowing HOW I say words. Figuring out the phonetic pronunciation of names is something that 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 I set an epic fantasy SERIES is important. I know there’s information about the world in which Lord of the Rings takes place for example. I plan to do similar minimally on my website. I won’t give away too much there as that will spoil the companion book planned.

Talking of Lord of the Rings… when I told my father (or Papa as I call him) 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 besides this, was sorting out something a resemblance of a schedule because I know I will need one to stay on top of everything I want to write, that I have to do, and that will come my direction… such as book reviews, interviews.