Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Musings While on Hiatus

by Donna K. Weaver



Yes, my life is crazy right now, but you know, it's also good. Here are some of my recent highlights:
  • Received my rights back for A Change of Plans.
  • Since this is a series with at least three companion novels, it now has a name: Safe Harbors.
  • Updated the cover (see it on the right).
  • Formatted the digital versions of the second edition, including a sneak peek of the second book, Torn Canvas. This books stars Jori from A Change of Plans.
  • Worked with my former publisher to get the paper copy formatted. The interior looks wonderful--very similar to the original even though I've had to use a different printer. Just waiting on a couple of tweaks to the cover and the paper copies should be available.
  • Signed up my editor for Torn Canvas--the awesome Katharina Brendel who was the lead editor on A Change of Plans.
  • Had initial discussions with my cover designer, Melissa Williams (aka author Michelle D. Argyle) for the cover of Torn Canvas. Michelle/Melissa also did the A Change of Plans cover.
  • Set a month for the release of Torn Canvas--January 2014.
  • Furiously working on a major rewrite of Torn Canvas after preliminary input.
  • I'm part of the Ripples Effect Romance series coming out in March. So excited to work with the authors in this linked series.
That 18-day Hawaiian cruise in later January
is looking awful good right now.


Dauntless
Another major thing I'm involved with is Dauntless. I think I've mentioned it, but here's a bit more about us. I think it's best described by fellow Dauntless Author, Amber Argyle:
I've joined forces with an eclectic mix of everything from bestselling to debut authors to create a collaborative called Dauntless. We are fearless authors dedicated to our craft and our success in the publishing world. Our goal is to be each other's marketing team and support system. 
For readers, Dauntless means going to one place to keep up-to-date on all our books. It means coupons and freebies. It means interacting with some of your favorite authors. It means weekly posts on book related topics.
 photo DL_Button2_zps3e234042.pngFor writers, Dauntless means weekly posts on the craft and marketing side of writing. It means networking and establishing relationships. 
And it's all in good fun. 
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Some of our members include: Elle Strauss, Konstanz Silverbow, Cindy M Hogan, Donna K. Weaver, Megg Jensen, Angela Corbett, Amber L Argyle, Nancy Thompson, Katie, G.P. Ching, Sawyer Bennett, David P. King, ali cross, Cameron Jace, Wendy Knight, Jolene Perry, RaShelle Workman, Donna Hosie, Stephanie Fowers, and Lani Woodland 

Pretty cool, huh?
Now I'm going back to my hole and work on those edits.

18 comments:

  1. You've made a lot of progress. Sounds like you'll be ready in January.
    Congratulations on Dauntless. I think we already have it listed at the IWSG site.

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  2. Glad things are going your way.
    Can I stow away on your cruise? :P

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  3. You've been so busy! I think it's wonderful. :) I'm glad you're taking a hiatus so you can get everything back together, though. I have to admit I'm a little jealous about the Dauntless thing. I swear everybody's a part of some group these days, and I never seem to be able to keep up with getting in on any of it!

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  4. Congratulations, and keep up the good work!

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  5. That's a lot of news for someone on hiatus!

    But good to hear you're creating an entire series and that formatting and covers are coming along for the remaining stories. I've got A Change of Plans in the queue to read soon!!

    Have a great weekend. :)

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  6. Lots of writing and formatting away at your bay, hate formatting

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  7. Hawaii? Fun! I bet you're really looking forward to that!

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  8. Loved A Change of Plans! Looking forward to the rest of Safe Harbors. You go, girl!

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  9. Heard about Dauntless on Amber's blog, Glad you're moving forward with the series. While I think you made some great cover changes I'm a bit wary of the couple in shadow. It seems to be getting a bit overdone. But your cover still looks really good.

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  10. Wow - you're going to need that cruise by the time it comes around! Congratulations - and the cover looks wonderful :-)

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  11. Wow! At some point remember to breathe!

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  12. That's a lot. You'll be ready for that holiday.

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  13. Wow! You've been busy.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  14. You certainly are busy, but it seems like a GOOD kinda busy.

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  15. a hiatus sounds like a grwat idea! im about to get busy! on edits too!

    and the group sounds great too!
    happy hiatus!

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