03/12/2018 – 09/12/2018

Hi, everyone.

Last week, I did do a little writing. 🙂 It’s a short story about Sprout, the goblin in the Forest books, to post every day next week on Instagram. If you’d like to follow along, you can find me as JulietBoydAuthor.

I also have news of another sale on Kobo. The boxset of The Midgard Born Series, which I put together last week, will be at 40% off, from 12-17 December.

Cover for The Midgard Born Series: The Complete Collection of Four Novels. Shows the image of the four compass points and of a Viking girl walking into a wasteland.

Last week I read the following books:

  • Brief Guide to Celtic Myths and Legends by Martyn Whittock (audio)
  • Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Hope to see you again next week.

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26/11/2018 – 02/12/2018

Hi, everyone.

Ah, December. That time when everyone’s mind turns to book buying. 🙂 Okay, not everyone buys books for Christmas, but if you’re considering doing so, and you’d like to support an independent author you’ve been following, then you can find details of all my books here:

www.julietboyd.com

In other news, I now have a boxset of the entire Midgard Born Series up on Kobo, which will be the only retailer it appears on for a while. Just so you know, it won’t ever be appearing on Amazon, because the pricing structure there is not conducive to more expensive books.

Creating that boxset actually took a lot longer than I expected. Checking through a book four novels long can get a little monotonous. So, I didn’t do anything else writing-related this week.

As I said last week, I probably won’t be doing any writing-related things during December. I just need to take a break for a while and do something different, even if that is only eating excessive amounts of food and partaking of the odd seasonal beverage. I will still try to post something though, even if it’s only my reading list.

Speaking of which, this week I completed the following book:

  • Frogkisser! by Garth Nix (audio)

Hope to see you all again soon.

12/11/2018 – 25/11/2018

Hi, everyone.

Another two weeks without a post. The good news is that I now have a new computer and it’s all set up (I think).

There’s very little to say about the writing, other than I finished the paper edit of Forest 5 and … The Goblin and a Magic Trail is now unleashed upon the world.

As for what I’ll be doing in the coming week, well, I’m not entirely sure. I know that I want to create at least one more boxset to put up exclusively on Kobo, so that will be my main priority, but as for other things, I’m leaving that open for the moment. It’s possible I’m going to give myself a break from writing for the rest of the year, but I haven’t quite decided yet.

In the past two weeks, I have completed reading the following books:

  • Raven’s Cry by Dana Fraedrich
  • The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young (audio)
  • The Birthday Bike by Sir Chris Hoy
  • An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
  • The Case Against Fragrance by Kate Grenville (audio)
  • A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee (audio)
  • Finders Keepers by Craig Childs (audio)

Hope to see you all next time, which will probably be next week. 🙂

29/10/2018 – 11/11/2018

Hi, everyone.

This isn’t a normal progress post, because there isn’t a lot of progress. Why? Because my laptop died a week ago and I’m still trying to sort stuff out and debating which replacement I might want to purchase.

However, I do have some news, and it’s this.

R&B Kobo 40 Boxset

This is the whole of the Rag & Bones series in one eBook, which is already discounted, but will be at a further 40% discount in the above sale. So, if you’re a Kobo reader (or even if you’re not – there’s an app for that), why not take advantage and get your copy.

Hope to be back to normal next week, but there might not be much writing to discuss.

See you all then.

16/10/2018 – 28/10/2018

Hi, everyone.

Well, I didn’t get as much done as I wanted last week, because all my time was spent getting the secret project finished, which is secret no more! So, here it is.

Kids and Folklore Cover

Yes, as the title suggests, it’s kids coming into contact with things from folklore, in eleven short stories, aimed at 9-12 year olds. This book is exclusive to Amazon for the moment, so you can also read it in Kindle Unlimited, if you’re subscribed to that service.

Okay, onto next week. Well, that’s going to be my week for finalisation of Forest 4, as the release date is 16 November – I promise that’s the last book this year, probably. 🙂 If I do have any more time, I’ll continue with the graphics for Forest 5, but I’m unlikely to get much of that done.

Last week, I finished the following books:

  • Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
  • The Highwayman’s Footsteps by Nicola Morgan (audio)

Until next week.

15/10/2018 – 21/10/2018

Hi, everyone.

As planned, I did the following last week. Finalised and ordered my proof copy of the secret project (it arrived Sunday morning). Added the replacement graphics to Forest 4 and uploaded the eBook to Amazon so I have a document for final proofing in a couple of weeks. I’ve also brought forward the release date by one week, to 16 November. Did I mention that I’d managed to put it up for release on Black Friday? Bad idea, but sorted now. I also did an edit of the manuscripts for Forest 5 and 6, which are now at proper first draft stage. And there was a little time left over, so I started on the graphics for Forest 5. I’ve only done one and a half, but every little helps.

This week, I’ll be proofing the secret project, uploading it and releasing it. Yes, I know that sound likes a lot for one week, and it will involve at least three read-throughs of various kinds, but I’m also hoping to progress the graphics for Forest 5, as well. No rest for the wicked, as they say. So, expect more info on that next week.

This week, I finished the following book:

  • Medusa’s Web by Tim Powers

Until next time.

08/10/2018 – 14/10/2018

Hi, everyone.

Well, things took a little longer than I expected, last week, so I didn’t get everything done. I have the secret project ready to order the proof copy, with one more check through for formatting, I think, but I didn’t do anything more with the graphics for Forest 4.

So, the above are two things for this week. After that, which obviously isn’t going to take that long, I think I’ll go back to the Forest drafts for 5 and 6 and flesh those out a bit more. There’s no hurry, obviously, because 4 isn’t out yet, but I kind of want to get them properly sorted before the end of the year so that I can start on something new in the New Year, if not before. I have an idea that is percolating.

Last week, I finished the following books:

  • Cogheart by Peter Bunzl
  • Shiver by various authors (short stories)

See you all again soon.