So guys, it's been a month since I started this endeavor, since I decided to convert my website into a promotional site for my book and start an ongoing blog. Since then, I've made a post every day (I'm kinda proud of that,) and managed to add some content. I figured now was as good a time as any to check in and see where I am and what I still have to do. (Don't worry, this won't be a monthly thing.)
Since starting this, I've been posting daily, with posts about my routines, what music I listen to, what struggles I'm dealing with, and a load of other things. I've managed to get the first three chapters of The Paladin up on the front page (check it out if you haven't!) for those that want a taste, and even have a short story up, too. There's some fan art, with, hopefully, a few more on the way. All in all, I'm satisfied with what's up.
As far as the book itself is concerned, I've shaved a couple thousand words, though I have a long way to go. I've found from some of my betas that chapters 5-12 (minus 6) are a little slow and repetitive, so I'm working on condensing and even combing some of them. Once I've finished all that, I can begin querying agents and waiting for their replies while I lose my mind in fret and worry.
There's been a fair amount of you that have stopped by the page regularly. I know the traffic to my site has seen a significant uptick since converting it over to The Paladin, but I want to know what you guys want. Of course, part of this page is to document the process from draft to published, but I also want to entertain. I've made posts about my process, my struggles, the music I listen to, and all kinds of other things. Did you guys like those? What else would you want to see? Let me know. I want to engage with you guys and give you something worth clicking on.
Thanks for sticking with me so far. Your encouragement has helped me keep this up and, hopefully, will see me through to publication. Fingers crossed!
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.