Writing Update—July 31, 2023

The–almost–weekly writing update.

The almost weekly writing update.

The House, The Spheres Book Two

I am cursed with bad luck–falling trees, flat tires (whose idea was it that small hybrids don’t need spare wheels?). My resilience was already low, and even these tiny dramas threw me off my writing game … . The revisions got stuck in Chapters 9 and 10–always a sign to take a step back and that more work is needed. Progress in numbers was dismal last week … . But even though numbers are good for accountability, as are these updates, they don’t present the whole picture–the book is still growing and finding its shape in ways that leave me full of hope that I can pull this off no matter what.

Progress in numbers

Word count total— 99,000
Words revised total— 37,000
Words revised last week 3,000
(… so far under target I don’t want to think about it …)
Planned Release December 2023

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!

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

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I kicked off the advertising and marketing push for The Fragments last week. I am tweaking and testing paid ad campaigns on Amazon–the bidding can get expensive, and conversions are dismal–and Instagram–disappointing, to say the least. I will also organise an online Book Tour and dig into further more grassrooty opportunities.

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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