Just a little reminder that Montrose Paranormal Academy, Book 1: The Nexis Secret is FREE now through - 11/27, aka Black Friday.
It's already #103 in the FREE Kindle Store!
Not sure what that means for future sales, but fingers crossed!
I'm SO thankful for all of you faithful readers!
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.
NaNoWriMo is kicking my butt, as usual.
But one good thing has come out of it ...
The rough draft for Book 4 in the Montrose Paranormal Academy series is complete!
Staring at a blank screen and trying to fill it with beautiful words is always a struggle for me.
I much prefer the self-editing phase of writing a novel.
Writing the rough draft for Book 4 was particularly grueling for a few reasons:
A traditional NaNoWriMo challenge is all about writing 50,000 words of a rough draft in 30 days.
On that front, I've already kicked NaNoWriMo's butt!
Being the overachiever that I am, I went and customized NaNoWriMo to fit my current goals.
Book 4 is due to my editor on November 30th. That's only eleven days away!!
Maybe if I edit 3 chapters a day I can meet that deadline.
But I have a feeling I'll be asking for another extension.
I'll be sure to keep you, my favorite readers, posted!
In the meantime:
I'll be offering Montrose Paranormal Academy, Book 1: The Nexis Secret for FREE next week, 11/24 - 11/27.
Look for the special announcement post next Tuesday!
It's hard to say no to your dream job when it pops up out of the blue and says, "You're hired!"
As of last week, I am the newest Fiction Coach for Self-Publishing School. It's an online school where I started a class in March that changed the course of my writing career.
As in, I actually have one now!
I couldn’t say that before.
For five years I tried and failed to sell more than a few hundred dollars in books a year. Now, I’m earning a part-time income that keeps growing with each book I release.
I have direction and purpose as an author.
But even more than that, I finally feel confident in launching and marketing my books into the world.
All three books in my series rank high on the Amazon Best Sellers list. Book 1 in the series continues to rank #1 in half a dozen categories.
My absolute favorite part of SPS was the one-on-one coaching. (Which is probably why I snatched up the opportunity to be a coach myself!) The course is amazing and very in-depth, but my coach tailored the strategies to fit my series so it stands out in the genre.
In fact, we created a new sub-genre of Clean Christian Academy entirely by accident! Check out my blog I Finally Found My Niche for all the back story.
Right now, I'm in Coach Training for the next week or two.
Everyone knows training can be a challenging process.
I've scheduled writing time into my new work schedule, but a few extra weeks are still needed to complete the next book.
In order to stay sane, I'm pushing back my Book 4 launch schedule.
January 11th, 2021 is the new release date for Book 4 in the Montrose Paranormal Academy series. It's only a few weeks past from my original end of December target.
To bridge the gap, I've decided to run a Black Friday sale.
Montrose Paranormal Academy, Book 1: The Nexis Secret will be FREE from 11/24 - 11/27/2020.
Look for that coming up!
I hope you're enjoying Books 1-3 in the Montrose Paranormal Academy series right now. They books are always free on Kindle Unlimited.
Sadly, this Book 4 delay will probably push Book 5 into a late February/early March release.
But when Book 5 comes out, the series will FINALLY be complete!
Who’s looking forward to that?
Comment below with all the fabulous tidbits you'd love to see in Books 4 or 5...
Barbara Hartzler is the debut author of The Nexis Secret—the story a girl with a gift to see the unseen world of angels. And the two secret societies vying for The Seer's allegiance. The Nexis Secret is inspired by Barbara’s college experiences and peppered with anecdotes from her teen missions trip to New York City. She’s always wanted to write, not necessarily about angels, but the idea was too good to pass up. As a former barista and graphic designer, she loves all things sparkly and purple and is always jonesing for a good cup of joe.