Accidental Immortal was my entry for the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November last year. For those unfamiliar with the event, writers have to create a first draft of a book during November of no less than 50,000 words.
It wasn’t easy but my ‘vomit’ draft was completed in time. This year has seen me trying to complete the novel (read re-write it) to make it publishable. Unfortunately for me this is a slow process because I have a few Simpler Guides on the go and a healthy, happy toddler to chase.
From the original 50,000 words, the novel has grown to 65,000 and I’ve reached chapter twelve out of 37. The finished novel could be around 90,000-100,000 words. This is the biggest project I have undertaken and one that I am most proud of.
The premise is of an ancient Earth civilization that finds a way to colonize another world. Lynsey Walker is a twenty-something from London. Still at university she has taken a break after an illness. While travelling home she finds herself transported to an alien planet. This world has changed drastically over the centuries like our own. People, fashions, religions have all developed in unexpected ways. How will she survive, will she get home and will she find love?
Hello and welcome to the first newsletter from CeriClark.com!
Thank you so much for signing up. As this newsletter is new, please bear with me as I find what works in this (hopefully) monthly email.
As a start, I thought I would talk about my recent and new releases, works in progress, a spotlight on one of my existing books and finally any free or bargain books from my associate publisher.
In future newsletters I might scout Amazon for some book recommendations for free books for you, depending on feedback from subscribers (LycanBooks@gmail.com to let me know what you think), as one of my books explain how to get free ebooks (A Simpler Guide to Finding Free eBooks). Please note that you must download the free books on the day you receive the email. They are usually free for only one day so if you leave it, they may go up in price!
Do you want a better way to organize and manage your social relationship? Do you want to keep in touch from friends and family all over the world in one video call? Are you interested in meeting people across the web with similar interests? Then this guide is for you!
Learn why Google+ is the best social network
Set-up a new Google+ account
Learn about Hangouts, the best and easiest way to meet your friends and family face to face online with video Hangouts. Up to 10 people at a time!
Have better privacy than on Facebook or Twitter
Post, comment, ‘like’ and share
Discover like-minded communities, Google+ i*s the best social network for photographers!
Understand and use the settings
Easily control who can see your stuff
And much more…
A Simpler Guide to Gmail: An unofficial user guide to setting up and using your free Google email account (Simpler Guides)
Are you looking for free e-mail but don’t know where to start? Do you use Gmail but want to use it more effectively? Do you want to organize your emails better? Spending too much time on your email? Then this guide is for you!
Learn why Gmail is the best email solution
Set-up a new Gmail account
Send and receive emails
Avoid and explain the best way to deal with scams, spam and phishing emails
Protect your email from hackers
Organize your email
Understand and use the settings
Discover and use Google+
And much more…
A Simpler Guide to Calibre: How to organize, edit and convert your eBooks using free software for readers, writers, students and researchers for any eReader (Simpler Guides)
Do you have hundreds of e-books but can never find the one you want? Would you like to convert an e-book to work on a different device? Are you itching to organize your e-books but are not quite sure how? Then this guide is for you!
Learn how Calibre can be useful to you
Catalog ebooks, i.e. add books, edit book information
Send e-books to your Kindle or other devices
Find free e-books
Browse and search your e-book collections
Discover, download and send news sources to your devices
And much more…
News about works in progress
November saw the annual National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) appear again. This year I took part and wrote the first draft of the Accidental Immortal. This is a sci-fi/fantasy tale of Lynsey Walker who finds herself transported to a former Egyptian colony named Duat on another world. All she wants to do is go home but she may find a reason to stay… I’m in the process of rewriting the chapters but I am at the very beginning so it may take a few months to get to the quality I feel happy with. I have already created the cover and used it as inspiration for writing the novel. Before I began I decided to think of three random elements, namely the pyramids, a girl and a dragon. I then looked for those ideas on stock photography websites and purchased the images. This meant I had to finish the book or waste the money! Watch this space for news on the completed novel.
Spotlight on … A Simpler Guide to Calibre
Calibre is free software to organize your ebooks. You can organise, search and browse by covers, titles, authors and anything else you can think of when you put the information into the program. It can convert ebooks as well as letting you read them using the software. The two amazing things it can do are converting ebooks and the ability to email ebooks direct to your Amazon Kindle. It is truly amazing software.
My guide introduces you to the concepts of how to use the software, how to catalogue effectively and how to find the book you want, when you want it. If you want to browse by the cover, this book shows you how. Do you wnat to find your paperbacks in your house? Why not catalogue their location in the software and then all you need to do is search in the software later and it will tell you where it is. Check it out at Amazon!
Heart Search will be free on Amazon 7th and 8th Feb only! http://smarturl.it/HeartSearch-Lost One bite starts it all . . . When Joshua Grant vanishes days before his wedding his fiancée Remy is left with only bruises, scratch marks and a hastily written note. Heartbroken, she sets off alone to find him and begins a long journey where strange things begin to happen. As Joshua descends into his new immortal life he indulges his thirst for blood and explores his superhuman strength and amazing new talents while becoming embroiled in coven politics which threaten to destroy him. But Remy discovers a strength of her own on her quest to bring Joshua home.
Hunted Heart is on sale for $.99 with all proceeds going to charity. http://bit.ly/HHkinULWhen Tali is hired to cut out the heart of Prince Kas, the huntress can’t refuse. Tali realizes there is no escape from the dark magic of the queen’s mirror, even though her own feelings for the prince are far too complex to understand.As they try to run from their shared destiny, Tali and Kas have to rely on their wits and each other as hunter becomes prey and hearts are won and lost.A genderbent Snow White for adults (18+ only.) All royalties go to SavetheChildren.org.
The first book in the popular epic fantasy series Darkness Rising remains free to download in a variety of formats through Smashwords. Dive into the spellbinding series today.
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/392664Wild magic comes at a cost… that of the mind. Emelia dreams of escape from her life of servitude. She dreams of magical powers; she dreams of dark things. When tragedy awakens the sorcery within her she embarks upon an epic journey in the company of two charming thieves. In the Dead City an ancient evil awakens. The Lord of the Ghasts covets a magical Prism, the clues to which lie with Emelia. And when he begins to share her dreams, surely it is only a matter of time until she succumbs to his power?
Smuggled out of the burning city in a reeking ale barrel, Huw the Bard is a wanted man. Starving, reduced to begging and worse, he must somehow make his way north to safety. It’s a 200-league walk to the one place he might have a friend, though the path Huw must take is anything but straight.