As you probably know if you read my blog last week, I started a free book promo on Amazon Wednesday. I had no idea how it would go. Call of Kythshire was the first to be available free, from Wednesday through Saturday. Call of Sunteri was free on Friday and Saturday.
Overall it was a good run, I think. Kythshire hit #1 in its category on Wednesday night, and then the two books sat at #2 and #3 Best Sellers for the remainder of the promotion. I had thousands of downloads throughout the promo, which was really thrilling!
I hope that those who downloaded my book actually read it and enjoy it. I really do. I have said all along that I’m not looking to become a millionaire off of my writing. I do it because I love it. I don’t want it to turn into “work” for me. I just want to share my stories and my artwork with an audience. I want them to lose themselves in the world that I’ve created, just for a little while.
I’m also hoping for a good chunk of reviews. Good ones, hopefully. So, if you have read Call of Kythshire or Call of Sunteri, I’d love it if you’d let the folks at Amazon know what you thought of them! Let me know, too!
This week, I’m offering Call of Kythshire for free on Kindle from 11/24-11/27, and Call of Sunteri for free on Kindle from 11/27-11/28.
The artist in me feels that art (and writing) is created to be seen, shared, and entertaining, so I’m sharing my books for free with you this week in the hopes that you read them and truly enjoy them. If you do, please share them with a friend or even better, write a review! Reviews are so important to the author. Ratings are one of the first things prospective readers look at on the book’s listing to decide whether a book is worth reading.
My goal in publishing these books is to entertain and delight. I’m not looking to be the next millionaire author or J.K. Rowling, but I do want people to read and enjoy and maybe drop me a line to let me know what you loved about my stories.
I hope you read Call of Kythshire this week! Here’s one of my favorite scenes from the book, in which Azi and Rian meet Flit for the first time: Read the rest of this entry
Writing is well underway for book three of the Keepers of the Wellsprings series. I’m already up to Chapter 13, and as often happens, my ideas have inspired me to sketch. Here are a few scenes with some new characters and some familiar favorites.
I have a long road ahead, but I’m looking forward to continuing the story and spending more time with Azi, Rian, Flit, Tib, and so many others as the story of the Wellsprings progresses. 🙂
The harbor lifts at Cerion’s sea wall
Dub and Celli, new characters
The prince’s procession.
OOAK means One of a Kind. These fairy art dolls are usually hand-sculpted from clay. Fairy art dolls are a lot of fun to make, and I especially love making the wings.
For my first blog entry I thought it would be fun to start with a bang and share how to make OOAK fairy wings.
I started making fairy wings over 10 years ago, and there was a lot of trial and error involved. I’ve learned make different wing techniques along the way, but this one is my favorite. You can see how many different designs you can come up with here in my Fairy Gallery: http://missysheldrake.com/fairies/
So, without further delay, here is my Fairy Art Doll Wing Tutorial! I hope you enjoy it! If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them.
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