**Note: Gah! This was supposed to go up yesterday, but the scheduled post failed to go up. I’m in the middle of traveling and wasn’t aware it hadn’t gone up!! Many apologies for those who were waiting.
I have a couple of announcements to make and then I’ll get into the bigger surprise.
Thank you for showing such support and enthusiasm for Billow. I’m amazed at how fast you guys read it! I also want to thank the following reviewers for their 5-star reviews.
“Billow in one sentence: An action-packed, emotional rollercoaster ride of a read that will grip you from the very beginning and leave you begging for more. It is official — this is one of my favorite urban fantasy series of all-time.” – Paromantasy
“There’s a lovely and eloquent beauty to Raveling’s writing and she creates incredibly stunning images and palpable emotions with her words…Billow took me on an exciting journey deeper into the complex and riveting ondine world that Raveling introduced in book one.” – Word Spelunking
Thanks to both fabulous ladies!
Second, an answer to a question I’ve received frequently over the past two weeks. At this point I have no idea when Crest is going to be out. Since I have a day job that involves quite a bit of travel, I managed to finish Billow on a brutal schedule of three to four hours of sleep, working seven days a week for the past six months. I really cannot give you an answer right now.
I’ve begun work on it, but I’m taking the rest of this month and August easy. I need a break. Period.
However, I have two new surprises planned in August. The first is…..
A collection of scenes from Whirl and Billow (as well as a few additional ones not in either book) from Tristan’s POV.
I’m doing this because of the large influx of requests that flooded my inbox. Tristan is one of the most complex characters in the series and it’s very easy to write an entire series just based on him. The midpoint in the OQ series is probably the best moment to begin this type of POV exploration.
But guys, here’s the thing. This Tristan POV is a LOT of extra work for me and will obviously pull a bit of time away from writing Crest. I’m doing it kind of as a “fan” service for those of you who requested it. Eventually, I’ll compile these scenes into ebook format and release it for 99 cents as the Ondine Quartet #2.5 so that you’ll easily be able to access the entire series of scenes via your e-reader.
The first post will be up on Monday, August 6. I haven’t decided yet how many scenes I’ll cover, but right now I’m estimating anywhere from 17-20 scenes. I haven’t decided on a posting schedule for it yet, but I’m hoping to do it every other week.
The second thing I wanted to announce was a week-long series of posts on writing at the end of August.
I’ve made an obvious effort to keep this blog focused on readers. But I’ve been surprised at the number of messages I’ve received asking for writing advice. I thought it’d be easier if I explored some ideas on this blog so that I have somewhere to direct readers in the future.
That’s it for now – I have another flight to catch later today. I hope Tristan’s POV will help tide you over for a bit!