Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Long Road to Publishing; Wattpad Annual Block Party & Free Giveaways!



Wow—I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I updated this thing. Bad author Sally. But—at least I update you with big news.

Those of you who read the last chapter installment of Paladin on Wattpad know that I decided to pursue a different path, discard the rewrite I was working on, and focus on making improvements within the original story. I decided to put my faith in you, my readers, and my gut instinct, that the original plot—though not without flaws—was worth keeping.

It’s been my dream for a few years to see Paladin as a “real” published book – a book you could pick up and read in your hands and thumb through the pages. A book you can download for any kind of device – whether you’re reading on Wattpad, Kindle, Nook, etc.

I’ve set really high standards for myself – the Paladin I publish in “the traditional way” needs to be the best possible version of my writing. I’m pouring my heart and soul into improving the overall quality of not just the writing, but the depth and richness of the characters, and the aspects of the books you’ve come to love. And of course, because I can’t help myself, I’ve added in a few new twists and turns ;)


The road to publishing is a long one—I’m still making edits as we speak (what the heck am I doing blogging??? I should be working on Paladin!). But finally, finally publishing is on the horizon – I’m targeting an official book release for this spring. Yes, there will be print copies. Yes, there will be e-books. You guys, I’m so beyond excited.


I’ll provide more updates (here and elsewhere) as I get closer to the publishing date, and share all the specific details. In the meantime, I can update you on my participation in the Wattpad Annual Block Party during the month of February, where different Wattpad authors are being featured in a special book (download it here: http://w.tt/1zkBHRK) every day. My day is February 21st – I’ll be posting a behind-the-scenes look at Paladin featuring all your favorite characters.


The reason this is relevant to publishing? Well, there’s a HUGE (and I mean HYOOOOGE) raffle that anyone can enter. I’m giving away a whole lotta stuff – a signed canvas blowup of the cover of Paladin, two signed copies of the cover, and naming a future character after the winner. But the most exciting giveaway (in my opinion) is that I will be giving away a free advanced copy of Paladin (signed by yours truly).  

To enter, all you have to do is visit the link below and log in through either Facebook or your email.
https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/fbe91d2e59/

Also, I highly encourage you to come check out my post on Feb. 21st (again, here: http://w.tt/1zkBHRK), because I will be announcing the coolest reader contest I’ve ever run ever (pardon my babbling, but I’m psyched). Besides, you can also say hi to Braeden!

Thanks as always for your amazing support…hope to see you on the 21st.

5 comments:

  1. Sooo excited it's finally being published! Cannot wait !:)

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  2. Wow annual block party!! It seems so excited. I will also suggest my boss this idea for our next office party. I love to attend such parties where we can play games and we can dance whole night.

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