Well, I could say "business has really picked up," but that would imply I am getting 'paid' for this. Which, as it is right now, I am not... Blogging, that is-- I am currently not getting 'paid' to blog. Of course, if you've read any of my posts-ever- you will know that is NOT what I set out to do in the first place--to make money from this blog.
I set out to give 'the world' a chance to get to know me and my writing style, as interpreted through my rambling thoughts and (what I had hoped would be) my stories.
Life and all of its glorious interruptions continued to keep going... I'm guessing the memo wasn't delivered that said some things were supposed to be put on hold... Like, my husband and mom were not supposed to both get sick within a week of each other, needing my undivided attention--for DAYS... and my niece wasn't supposed to need help moving... and I'd find myself with a social calendar, something I haven't had in over ten years... and I NEVER thought my blogging would get so much attention and I'd suddenly have a plate full of promo posts, book reviews to do, posts to write, recipes and Meal Planning tutorials to do-- on top of feeling disconnected from everything farm-related and with no desire for the holidays-What-so-ever....
But, that's where I have found myself, as of lately.
I do have Rane and Nova's story drafted for Chapter #2, and I must say-- they really surprised me with some of the scenes that played out. I can't wait to finally finish it and send it out...
But first--- there are too many "but firsts."
So many priorities.
I don't call my blog "A Precariously Balanced Life," for nothing!
I've not been a great Fortune Teller, so, I hate to say when to expect Chapter #2 (and what should REALLY be upcoming--Chapter #3), because since around the beginning of October, my life has become far more interesting than I could have ever imagined.
I didn't decide to be an author because I want to be famous or rich. I mean, I'm not going to lie-- if I make a ton of money off of my future books, I will be ecstatic, but in an awestruck & humbled kind of way. Knowing that ANYBODY would want to read & LIKE my books/stories is an AMAZING feeling. THAT"S why I became an author, or more like--why I listened to that inner voice that demanded I finally accept that "label."
I've always had stories and ideas in my head, and I always felt that they wouldn't be there if I wasn't supposed to share them with "the world." So that's where I am. I'm in a humbled place, where people stop by this site to read the words that come out of my mouth/head/fingertips, and I am thankful and encouraged that I have so many of you along during this early part of my journey.
You get to see me grow & fail & rise above it... for that, I am eternally grateful.
Just so you know, I have been busy, we have much to look forward to in the next coming months. More Tentaglian Empire: House of Tentagel will be being released, I have a new Book coming out (hopefully) in March 2017, more Meal Planning/Prep will be taught, more Homesteading Tips & Tricks, more, more, more!!
All I ask, is for your continued support. Just by stopping by and leaving your internet footprints on my site, I feel the love.
As we approach December and a new year, where the future is always uncertain and remains unwritten, I look forward to continued growth & learning, and exploring our world and the worlds we reach in our imaginations.
Thank you for everything.
Chapter #2 will be available October 30th. If you haven't signed up, it's not too late!
Chapter #2 of Tentaglian Empire: House of Tentagel, is available FOR FREE tomorrow!
And it's not too late to get your copy of Chapter #1, to see how the story begins…
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...One 'chapter' per month, to those wonderful readers of mine that sign-up for my newsletter.
Which as of this moment consists of nothing, other than the upcoming 'chapters!'
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***ADDED BONUS::: About every 10 to 15 chapters, I will publish them in an e-book, which will be available for purchase.
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It's my way of saying 'Thank you' for your support!
(I am releasing the first story, Friday September 23rd, so be sure to sign-up soon, so you don't miss any of it!)
Legends told to the children of Tentaglia, speak of the only time our realm was not ruled by the House of Tentagel...
Ions ago, a mysterious explosion tore apart the delicate fabric of space and time. Energy from one plane of existence escaped unchecked, into the newly formed void. By the time the hole was discovered and repaired, a new universe had been created. Tiny particles sucked out from the previous world, re-materialized, and the nothingness was no longer empty. Instead, new lands, new life forms, and finally a new Empire, that is, Tentaglia - was born.
Tentaglia- a world vast and prosperous. There is no hunger, no war or senseless dying. Ruled by a Matrilineal Empress since the humble beginnings of time immemorial, her power and word are absolute. The wisdom of her family of rulers has kept the Empire in a state of perpetual peace.
May it last forever...
A race of people, forged from the whispers and memories of humanoid creatures, long since gone from forgotten worlds.
A plot so uncharacteristically Tentaglian, that the very peace and prosperity of the Ancient Empire is under threat, proving that some traits are unavoidable and truly human.
Two sisters. One the heir and the dying Empress's favorite. The other, a forgotten child, but the House's obligatory representative for all public affairs while the heir is in training. Jealousy and Conspiracy do not exist in their world. But as is the course of evolution, all things will and must, change. Sometimes it's for the better, sometimes it is much worse. And sometimes, deciding if the change was beneficial or not, takes a millenia to find out.
To see how I felt releasing my first chapter last Friday, see this post.