So, I basically haven’t posted on here in forever because I’ve been moving all over the place like a nomad, BUT I’m starting back up again now. And I thought how better to kick-start this again by posting my new third book cover art? I sort of held a competition on my instagram about which cover to pick for my new cover art and THIS one was the winner. Thank Jesus Almighty, too, because lawd do I love this cover!
For those of you wondering, the character in the middle is Solara of Illyria, Daughter of Illindria. And those fly-away-thing-a-ma-bobs are her locusts. She’s honestly got some of the coolest action scenes in this book. THEY WERE SO MUCH FUN TO WRITE! Anyway, here’s the link for the third book on amazon becaaaause IT’S NOW ON PRE-ORDER! http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Jawed-Siege-Guardians-Illyria-Book-ebook/dp/B00MQA60JC/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411415355&sr=1-3&keywords=the+iron-jawed+boy
Some pretty crazy things are going on in this third installment. Such a pivotal book in the series in so many ways. Especially romaaaantical, which was also tons of fun to write 😉
And here’s the username for my instagram, just in case you want some picture updates of my writing, modeling, and/or ridiculously aweseomsauceness via memes: @the_nik_lee
For just ONE day, The Iron-Jawed Boy is dropping down to $1.99 😀 Woot! Tomorrow it rises to 2.99 and 3.99 the day after. Get it before the second book comes out in December…
IT HAS BEEN DONE! The rough draft for the second book in the Sky Guardian Chronicles has been completed!
It shall be entitled The Iron-Jawed Boy and the Hand of the Moon, and at this pace, it shall be released early 2014 😀
I’m so excited with the direction this story has gone. It’s going a bit darker, where confusion and uncertainty plague IOn’s thoughts on the daily. He’s going to really start questioning where his life is going and who his allies and enemies are. The lines, he discovers, are not so clear-cut.
The next month or so is going to go by rather quickly. Going to be starting the revisions for the first draft on Monday, I believe, and possibly finish by the end of October. Wish me luck!
All right, so it’s 11:00 A.M. here in Vegas, and by the end of the day (12 A.M.) I need to have reached my goal of 35,000 words total for this second manuscript. So, that’s about 8,000 words I’m gonna need to write in a day. The most I think I’ve ever written is 6,000, so today will also be a record breaker for me, at least if this goes as planned. It is only a rough draft, so minor details that usually hang you up can be overlooked for the greater good of just laying out the essentials.
This is my already-exhausted-by-this-idea face:
And this is a Kristen Wiig gif to remind me of how exciting this is going to be!
Woot! Just hit 20,000 words in my newest manuscript, and this is what I feel like:
Btw, aren’t shihtzus the cutest freakn god?! Besides, of course, french bulldogs.
Anywho, not only have I hit the 20,000 word mark, but IJB has made it onto 3 separate bestseller lists this morning! Aaaaaand it’s only 3.99 (in ebook form). OH! And I just had an idea! You should buy it! OMG, or better yet buy it for someone else 🙂
Currently serving: coffee. No, seriously, I’m currently serving coffee.
This my serving coffee face.
I usually enjoyz myselfz a cup of coffee in bed on my Saturday mornings, and this morning is no different. Oh wait…just looked at the clock. It’s definitely not morning time anymore -_-
Anyways, today will be a day filled with tanning (it’s finally sunny in Santa Monica today), some self-loathing in the mirror afterward, for the tanning will make all of my annoying freckles even more freckly, and some writing. I’m trying to average at least 1500 words a day, but I’m actually beating that average so far. And by “so far”, I mean the last two days. I find going to Starbucks, sitting down with a nice Grand Valencia Orange and cheese danish, whilst listening to the radio via my iPhone really centers my focus.
Hoping everyone has a nice weekend! 🙂 Yeah, I’m nice like that.
Wrote 2500 words today!
I’m getting better and better at writing rough drafts, you know, just letting the words flow instead of getting hung up on all the little things. I just keep telling myself “Stop. Noooo, stop. Seriously stop. Omg, Nik -_- FREAKIN’ STOP ALREADY!” so I don’t obsess as much. It works! Sort of.
Anyways, I’ve decided this book is going to span the month of July, which is only a month after the dreaded night of the CVEs in book one. Ion’s going to be encountering a number of things that challenge his ideas of who exactly the Illyrians are. I’m sort of aiming for an abstract view on authority–like, don’t always be so sure. Question everything, I guess you’d say.
I’ve also decided there’s going to be a lot of this:
Oh, and this:
And definitely some of THIS:
So you have been warned!