Saturday, March 30, 2013

Catching Up!

Sorry I have been absent around here. All the facets of my life have been full over the past few months.

Duty: a novel of Rhynan's release and blog tour took more out of me than I expected. As the tour winds down, I am beginning to prepare for Wren (A Romany Epistles Novel)'s release and the tasks that need to complete before then.

On the writing side of things, I am up to my ears (when I can find the time) in two short stories and a sequel to Duty. What about Diaspora? As much as I want to tackle Ruhan and Myah's story next, inspiration is leading toward Lord Dentin's story and the next novel of Rhynan. I have not abandoned my science fiction leanings forever. I shall return to them. :)

Editing has been a bit stalled. The King of Anavrea is with a few beta readers. I need to check in on them as see when they will be done with it. The Reward has gone through the first round of edits. I am going to start looking for beta readers soon. Then it will be off to the editor-and-chief, my hubby before final polishing.

Believe it or not, I am trying to blog more. I am trying to get back on the Sweet Saturday Sample schedule on a regular basis. Please let me know if there are more topics you would like me to blog about. I am open to suggestions. :)

- Rachel


Ahrian Pruitt said...

I am looking forward to reading all of them! How do you go about choosing your beta readers?

Rachel Rossano said...

Hi, Ahrian. I usually look for people who are willing to give me feedback on the story, the grammar, or the characterization. Mostly they tell me what they liked or didn't like, spots that jumped out at them as rough, awkward, and/or slow. Honesty and willingness to kindly express their opinions are vital. :) If you are interested, The King of Anavrea and The Reward are still in the works and could use a going over. :)