Writing Update—Aug 7, 2023

The–almost–weekly writing update.

The almost weekly writing update.

Week 30,2023

It’s been a challenging week … some progress mixed with a lot of doubt and a general possum-caught-in-the-headlights feel*. The new interiors for the revised Fragments Paperback are done, and I am waiting for the first proof to arrive. I re-started my Amazon ad campaign and have a few ads running on Instagram with some small successes. Now … the revisions for the House take too long, and doubt is creeping in from all sides—knowing that doubts, indecision, and paralysing fear are expected parts of the creative process only marginally helps once you are in that dark place full of monsters.

Anyway … onwards and upwards is the way to go … I guess.

*like a deer but you know they are out to get you.

The House, The Spheres Book Two

Too, too, too slow.

Progress in numbers

Word count total— 101,000 (need to be careful with my word budget)
Words revised total— 41,000
Words revised last week 5,000
(… I don’t want to talk about it … )
Planned Release December 2023
(… feels out of reach this week )

The Fragments, The Spheres Book One – revised first editions

Cover Reveal for The Fragments (revised first edition)

Flash sale to celebrate one year of publishing and the new eBook edition for The Fragments continues!

A brand new eBook edition of The Fragments is now available on all major eBook platforms.

*USD excluding GST for a limited time only! Available on all regional Amazon sites, search for ASIN B0B4MR95WH or ISBN 978-0473659677!

I am still tweaking and testing paid ad campaigns on Amazon–still expensive with dismal conversions, but a sale is a sale, right?–and Instagram. The later with better results last week. Still working on organising an online Book Tour …

We wouldn’t do this if it would be easy, right?

New here? I am New Zealand-based writer, artist and maker Minu Freitag. I have published my first book—The Fragments, an inventive mix of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Dystopian fiction—in 2022 and am currently working on the second book in The Spheres Series—The House—due for release in the first half of 2024.

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