Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Unicorn and the Dragon Reviewed

I am very excited! I received my first review on Amazon.com of The Unicorn and the Dragon:  Tales of Ishland, and I am happy to report that the reader/reviewer gave it 5 stars. I am looking forward to more reviews in the near future.

I have a few copies that I am willing to give free in exchange for a review posted to Amazon.com, Goodreads, social media, and/or any other appropriate forum. If interested, please contact me at clevejohnson63@yahoo.com with a request for a free copy. Please include your name and mailing address so that I can send you the book. I have just a few copies for give-a-way, so request yours soon.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Unicorn and the Dragon Update

After five years, The Unicorn and the Dragon:  Tales of Ishland is back in print through CreateSpace. I originally self-published this novella with Wheatmark, LLC back in 2008, and when my three year contract ended, I decided to publish it as an ebook on Smashwords.com. As of July 14, 2016, it is available through the CreateSpace estore for print and on Amazon.com as a Kindle ebook. The print book should show up on Amazon.com in a few days.

I would love to hear any feedback on the preview that I posted at https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1196094. The book is listed as Juvenile fiction, but I think that adults who enjoy YA or C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia might enjoy The Unicorn and the Dragon. If you like it the preview, please consider purchasing a copy or at least share this information with people you know who might enjoy it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I Finally Finished It!


I have worked on and off of a YA Urban Fantasy novel for more than three years, and I finally finished it. I should have finished a couple years ago, but I would get to a certain point and not know where the story should go, so I set it down for a couple of days. Unfortunately, a couple of days usually turned into a couple of months. I would start working on it again until I got stuck, and the pattern repeated several times. I learned that I need to be more disciplined in my writing even when I get stuck. I discovered that when "writer's block" occurs, I need to go back and start revising and editing what I have already written. Another discover I made was that when I would take the time to go back and revise what I had written to the point that I was uncertain where the story should go, I usually gained insight from my muse by that time to push forward and get back into the flow.

I have submitted the novel to an independent publisher, so now I need to wait a few weeks to see if it will be accepted. I think that the novel fits into what the publisher is looking for in its publications of romance, YA, fantasy, and other related stories. If not accepted, I will keep searching for a publisher that will accept it. In the meantime, I will start working on the sequel. I concluded the book, but I left an open door for the story to continue.

I will keep you updated on the progress of the book and its sequel.