Saturday, February 2, 2013

What am I up to?

Just thought I'd let people know what I'm working on:

1.) Unicorn Bait is currently with a free-lance editor that I personally know and getting another once over. I'm trying to spruce it up. I just finished self-editing it again.

2.) I'm trying to straighten out the tangled mess that Long Dead's plot has become. Some threads may need to be cut, but it's so terribly tangled that I'm finding cutting one affects others and I'm still trying to figure out if anything needs to be cut. If I don't cut, I need to figure out how to make it all work.

3.) Editing Dragon Prey. I'm in the process of doing my first real read through of Dragon Prey since writing it. I hope to have it done by the time the editor is done with Unicorn Bait, so she can take a look at it next.

So that's basically what I'm focusing on right now. I'm hoping I'll have Long Dead's plot figured out by the end of this month so I can finish writing it over March and April. Then I'll need to self-edit and then send it out for editing and get a cover. So (deep breath) I hope to have Long Dead published in July.

Dragon Prey is a little more up in the air because I may submit it to an eBook publisher. That's a big question mark. I don't know if I will. I don't know if they'll accept it. If they do accept it, I don't know how long the process will take for it to come out. There's a whole lot of 'I don't know' surrounding it. If they don't accept it, then I'll need to figure out a cover and do formatting. Don't know what the timeline for that will be either. It will come out this year, but I don't know when.

So that's me. Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments :

Jonathan said...

Hi, I love the scary Marie series, and can not wait, till Long dead comes out, I hope it is not long, I don't think you should cut, any of the book, I'm sure you will find away to put it all together, your mind is amazing!!!

Wolfdogz said...

I can not wait to read the sequel to Unicorn Bait! Thank you for keeping us updated. :)

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Jonathan,

Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed the first 2 books. I have the plot figured out for the third, though now I don't know what to call it because I did remove the plot element that was "Long Dead". I plan on exploring that plot element in the fourth book.

Helena said...

Hi! I just wanted you to know that I absolutely love Scary Mary and Stalking Shadows! I am a very picky reader, and I COULD NOT put those two books down for more than a minute! I can't wait for "Long Dead" to come out! Thank you for becoming a writer. Really. I can't wait to look into reading your other books!

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Helena,

Thank you so much. That's very kind of you. I hope you like Long Dead, too, though that won't be the title anymore. I'm brainstorming a new one.

S.A. Hunter said...

Wolfdogz,

Sorry for not replying directly to you. For some reason, your comment was flagged as spam. I'm glad you're excited about Dragon Prey. I'm polishing it up a little every day.

Wolfdogz said...

Any updates on Dragon Prey? Any sneak peaks available ;) sorry to bother you, I have been so impatient to read it.
Also I live in Florida but am from Virginia, would you have a problem if when I go to Va for vacation that I could go to your library and meet you and sign my book?

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Wolfdogz,

I'm sorry about the lack of Dragon Prey updates. I've been pretty busy with trying to get Long Dead ready. I think Dragon Prey may not come out until October.

I really need to set up a publishing schedule, especially to keep it straight for me. I have a lot I need to do.