Friday, April 15, 2011

Progress Report and Goodreads

Project: Falcons Rising
Pages Rewritten: 6
Pages Cut: 4
New Scenes: 0
Bad things that happened: replaced romance with brutality. Fun times.
Good things that happened: We're over the climax, baby!

Back to the novel project, thank God. This feels normal, comfortable, after all the new territory I've crossed in the past couple of weeks. So, after "Mists" was uploaded and published on Smashwords and that hurdle jumped, I dived into Goodreads. I love books, the smell of them, the feel of them, so entering into a place that is all about books hasn't felt too alien. Adding my own book to the roster there does, however. When I compare my little novella to the other books on my bookshelf, I have to admit that I'm in some intimidating company. Hemingway, Steinbeck, Le Guin, Anne Rice, Amy Tan, Tolkien and J.K. Rowling ... yowser! Quite the company to keep. All for the sake of self-promotion. No pressure, though. I'm enjoying this exploration of new stuff. Though I have to remind myself to stop clicking on links, tweets, blog entries, etc. by 11:30 and get to work. The stack of novel pages is still quite fat, and it's almost May.

If you are a Goodreads reader or author, you may want to visit my author page. You'll find it here: - And be sure to leave me links to your pages, too.


lormandela said...

Hi there,
So...I just bought your book. Now all I have to do is figure out how to get it on to that new Kindle of mine! Don't you just love that awkward adjustment period that accompanies newly acquired technology? :o)

I'll let you know how it looks once I get it loaded. It sounds like it'll be right up my alley!

Thanks for following my blog and leaving your fun comment! I look forward to reading your book as well as your future posts and comments!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Court Ellyn said...

LOL - Yeah, awkward adjustment periods do bad things to my health.

But a deep and sincere thanks for adding my little novella to your new Kindle line-up. That's very humbling and exhilarating. If you happen not to like the story, I want to know what turned you off, so I can make adjustments for the future.

Best to you!

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