Sunday, 27 April 2014

New website and series completed!

Hi guys! First of all, I want to apologise for disappearing off the face of the blog-o-verse the last few weeks - things have got a bit crazy on my end and I've had a lot to sort through. But quite a bit has happened lately so here I am with a slightly late update!

First of all... I HAVE A NEW WEBSITE!!! So if you were wondering where the 'Bonus Material' page has vanished to off this blog, it is now over on my new site, and there's a load more new stuff for you! In addition to the book trailers and their playlists, the Bonus section now includes:

- Desktop wallpapers for your computer (four from each book)
- Character profiles
- A selection of my notes for both the books
- A bunch of teaser pictures showing excerpts from the books

And I'm pretty sure more stuff will be added in due course! I really like the new site and I hope you will too - it's really easy to navigate and saves the trouble of clogging my blog up too much. I was honestly starting to have some problems with sharing some of the stuff with you here, and I just think this solution makes it all a lot easier. So head on over there and check it out!

Secondly... Sepia and Silver is finished! That means that the entire Tragic Silence series is now complete!!! I got so emotional when I typed the last word; I always do when I finish any story, but especially when it's the end of a series. The Tragic Silence story has been a pretty different thing for me to write; partially because of its setting being completely in 'this world' as opposed to a fantasy realm, but also because of the changing narratives. Each book has featured a different narrator, different time period, different settings, and different plot - and to top it all off, I worked in reverse, so what is chronologically the first story was the last to be written. Phew!

I'm glad it's over, still a little sad, but more than anything I'm just proud to finally see it complete. It's taken five years to write the three books, and they'd all been stewing for probably another ten before I even first put pen to paper. So HOORAY FOR THE TRAGIC SILENCE SERIES!!! I'm going to be taking the next few months off so I can concentrate on finishing my dissertation for university, but my next project is already on the cards for autumn/winter this year (depending on how quickly I get the dissertation written). It will be a fantasy/steampunk/adventure novel called Run Like Clockwork, and I'm aiming to have the first draft completed by the end of 2014!

So that pretty much sums up the main updates that I wanted to share with you - I really hope you'll enjoy the new website, and that you'll have a good week! Take care!