I reached a milestone at about midnight-thirty morning and finished the rough draft of another Bloody Murder novel. This means I have the next few books plotted and can now focus on editing.
A challenge when you’re an indie writer is finding someone trustworthy and affordable to edit your work. I’ve seen prices for up to a nickel a word. Bloody Murder is somewhere in the 80K range. The first draft I finished last night was just short of 60K. That’s a lot of nickels. Hell, it’s more nickels than I won at the slot machine jackpot in Wendover, NV a million years ago. This is back when the machines still took coins and spilled them out when you won. We were about ten minutes away from taking the casino bus back to Salt Lake City and I had three nickels left, so why not? Let me tell you, $80 in nickels is heavy.
I’m excited at the prospect of publishing another ebook. I’m targeting August, which will be about a year from Bloody Murder’s publication. I’ll release the title and some snippets in the spring.
Meanwhile, don’t forget to enter to win your free copy! Just leave me a comment here and you’ll be entered to win one of ten free copies.
I’m pleased to announce my very first giveaway. During each of the first ten days in February I will be giving away a copy of Bloody Murder to a randomly selected person.
How to enter:
Leave a comment below.
That’s it. Yes, really, that’s it. Okay, I’ll make it a little more interesting. Leave a comment between now and February 5th telling me your favorite mystery book and which format you need your ebook in–MOBI, EPUB or PDF.
For each of the first ten days in February, I will randomly select one winner. The winners will be posted daily here at bloodymurderbooks. If I select your name (probably by a roll of a many-sided die), I’ll put a congratulatory post up, asking you to email me, so I can send you your book.
Thank you for entering!
One winner per household please. Void where prohibited and all other relevant legal mumbo-jumbo. Please note the novel is only available in the formats listed above.
Welcome to Bloody Murder books. I am your host, author and currently the publisher of the first in the series, Bloody Murder. It’s available for Kindle, Nook and Kobo. I’ll be posting about my adventures in writing, rewriting and marketing.
I’ll probably also share what I’m reading, which can range from Jane Austen to Roger Zelazny. My favorite genres are mystery and scifi/fantasy, but I’ll give almost anything a shot. Some of my favorite authors are Tanya Huff, James Lee Burke, Neil Gaiman, Tim Hallinan, Guy Gavriel Kay and Agatha Christie.
I hope you’ll come back and see me often. I will be dropping hints about future books and possibly doing some giveaways as well.
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