July – Such a month

It’s been a month or more since posting here, but so much has happened in July, I’m not sure where to start.

Let’s start at the release. July 1st was the first day our book was available for purchase in either ebook or paper back. It was a rather quite affair with the human malware issue and lockdowns.

Printed books came a few days later, when the printers managed to move through their backlog of work. Sydney in New South Wales have been hit quite hard with lockdowns and maskless protests about the lockdowns. I have my opinions, but I’m not here to push an agenda, so I won’t.

The first books we received had a major printing mistake, so I sent them back. The first editions are in limited supply, so if you ordered one and received your book before about the 15th of July, you might have a first run, limited edition. It could be worth something to a collector in a few years.

So while I’m talking about the book, the audio book is yet to be sorted out with our publisher, after initial sales reports have come in.

I have now 48 corrected books in my possession, some already sold, some already earmarked for sale, with another box due on its way soon for a small time book launch at our local café, Bean N Loaf (530 Roghan Rd, Fitzgibbon QLD 4018).

Over the last few months, I have found myself in a situation where I have to change jobs. To fill in time while I’m hitting up LinkedIn, I have been given the wonderful opportunity to do a ten week residency at the Queensland Writers Centre. This involves turning up to their offices and write on my next project, just like a job. There was an application process, involving a synopsis, project plan and a 6000 word example of the current work in progress.

With ‘Burn the Sky -Part2’ complete and currently going through a few beta readers, I’m working on a new series. This new series is set in the same world building as Burn the Sky, with some of the original characters, only a few cycles (years) later. Amanda and I keep working over the ‘whys’ of the characters to make sure their backgrounds are fleshed out and they act the way they should to situations. Brandon Sanderson says it best –

https://quotefancy.com/quote/2240782/Brandon-Sanderson-Err-on-the-side-of-awesome

If you want to watch Amanda and I chat about Burn the Sky -Part 1 to our publisher (and nervously be online for the first time), be sure to check out his YouTube video here – > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wte1XPFJSvM

Burn the Sky -Part 1 is on GoodReads, with some sales links, so once you’ve finished reading, the two of us would love to read your opinion. Well written reviews give us an incite and learn more about our readers so we can improve from those suggestions. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58394844-burn-the-sky

I haven’t included all the up’s and down’s here, just know, July has been full of worry, excitement, concern and finally a single review 🙂

Published by Lee Breeze

Science Fiction Novelist

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