All writers have weaknesses; temptations to buy things they love by don’t need. My include pens, fantasy-looking jewelry…and notebooks. But guess what I did this week?
I was in Staples and they had adorable little three ring binders, only a few inches tall, which I was almost positive I could fit in my pocket. They were so cute! And they were only $2. But no, I told myself. I have notebooks of all sizes already. I don’t need another one. Since when has need mattered? But still…
I. Did. Not. Buy. It.
Temptation resisted! Three cheers for me!
Of course, I happened to be out shopping the next day, and my sister had just payed me $3 from a past loan, and we were driving by Staples… Long story short, I now have an adorable three ring binder which can fit in my pocket. Along with 300 extra sheets of paper.
Besides, it’s not like all my other notebooks. I can write down notes, you see, and then I can take the pages out and organize them on the table. Of course, that may or may not happen, but now the possibility is there if I want to make use of it.
The downside to the cuteness of this, my newest writerly edition is that both my younger sisters absolutely love the binder and keep trying to take it. I’m either going to have to buy them their own or hide my own book. Or possibly both.
Nextly, moving on now without a suitable transitional sentence, I’m excited to officially announce the upcoming publication date of my second novella in the Legends of Light series! Oh yes, and a cover reveal of said novella.
*grins and rubs hands together*
While Rose of Prophecy was very much a retelling of the original fairy tale, Song of the Sword is much more of a revision, with elements tying into Rapunzel while the story itself is mostly own creation. But more on the retelling vs. revision and how I’m going to work that all out at a much later date.
For now…Song of the Sword:
A glittering sword.
An ancient oath.
A blackened rose.
And a melody which ties it all together.
Evrard and Roinette, twins separated at birth, are overtaken by events swirling from centuries past and forced into a battle beyond their own limited powers. With their ability to walk in the Melody Realm and catch glimpses of the light and darkness underlying Aslaria comes even more danger. In a world where rebels wield deadly weapons, and with the ancient oath of the King lingering on ever soldier’s mind, can Evrard and Roinette not only survive, but draw on a power outside themselves to defeat the mist of darkness?
And now, for those of you still waiting…my delicious cover! And yes, I can call it delicious even if I’ve no intention of eating it.
Many thanks to my friend, Kate Flournoy, who created this along with *coughs* *clears throat* the others who helped.
The release date is August 5, though I’ll have Song of the Sword available for preorder sometime in July. And, and, in the next week or two I’ll be posting sign-ups for anyone interested in participating in a blog tour or receiving a free e-book copy of Song of the Sword in exchange for an honest review.
In other news, today is another butchering day and I’ve 80some chickens to bag, plus four pounds of liver to sort through (not for us) and ten pounds of chicken feet (again, not for us). And yes, you heard me right. Chicken feet. Apparently some people like them and, since I’ve not had them before, who am I to say anything good or bad about them?
Let’s chat! Have you ever eaten chicken feet? Also, do you have any writerly weaknesses or temptations? And, if so, can you resist them?