As many of you know, last month, November, was National Writers month and a time that many authors, screenwriters, and other wordsmithing artists participate in NanoWrimo. The goal? To write 50,000 words by the end of the month.
This was my first year participating – and I hate to admit it, but I failed miserably. Out of 50,000 words, I barely managed a little over 13,000 in book four. The reason? I could go into a lengthy list of excuses. My kids. My husband. My health. The house. The holidays. But if I were to be honest with myself, it was pure procrastination.
“Let me just finish this project real quick. Ooooh, a new Netflix show. It’s only 40 min long. I can spare that. Maybe I should to eat first. The kids are playing too loud. As soon as I sit down to write they’ll start fighting anyway. Better not aggravate my creativity.”
All these excuses have really held me back.
BUT I have managed to finish book three of the Roanfire Saga… I think. There is something about the ending that isn’t sitting right with me. I’ve had two Alpha readers go over the manuscript. Both of them have said that it was really good, and the ending had a real heart-wrenching twist. I’m going to sit on it for a few more weeks to be sure that it is right. I’d rather make it right than rush it’s release.
Great news! I have finished the coverart! It is probably one of my favorite to date. But I’m not going to reveal the whole thing just yet.
This was my second year participating in our local Community Day’s Festival. Last year I only had one book for sale, as I was working on the second. I was so touched by how well I was received as a local author.
This year I had two books! And I was even more humbled to have so many people give me their support. I even had a few returning customers that have been waiting for book two! It was such a wonderful feeling to have fans! It gave me the ‘drive’ again.
I’m so excited to participate in this year’s Colorado Medieval Festival! This an event that I would gladly travel for, but it’s practically in my own back yard! There will be LIVE KNIGHT FIGHTS AND JOUSTING and so much more!
If you love knights and magic, my YA Medieval Fantasy books are for you! Summer reading anyone? You can purchase and get them signed directly from the author! How cool is that?
Not only will I have my books for sale, but posters (art by yours truly), one-of-a-kind sword bookmarks, and custom Leviathan Pirate temporary tattoos.
Look for the pretty lady in red! (Yes, I just called myself pretty. Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?) Don’t miss out on seeing the one-of-a-kind Phoenix Soldier Uniform inspired by my novels!
Where: At the Longmont Public Library February 9th, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Who: Along with a dozen other local authors.
What: Come chat, learn about upcoming work, get your books autographed!
(Unfortunately, CK Miller’s copies of The Leviathan Prince have been held up due to the many snow storms and freezing temperatures. USPS tracking says that they will be here the Sunday AFTER the event. Not to worry! CK Miller will have a sign up sheet! Request a personalized copy of her book and she will ship directly to you!)
Book Two of the Roanfire Saga is now available for purchase at Amazon.com! Paperback and Kindle! I am currently working with Amazon to get the two different formats to link up, so I’ve added separate links for now.
Ready. Set. Go! Book Two of the Roanfire Saga will be hitting the market in January, 2019!
Check back for the official release date and possibly an option to pre-order! The Leviathan Prince is the second book of the Roanfire Saga! Follow young Keatep Brendagger, a soldier, in her epic adventures!
Castles to knights, warriors and assassins, werewolves and witches, magic and sprites, and pirates! There is something for everyone in this epic YA fantasy series by Author CK Miller.
It’s finally finished! The cover for book two of the Roanfire Saga. The Leviathan Prince! This art took me about one week to finish, but another three months to feel happy with the cover design. I am so excited to share this book when it comes out sometime between December 2018 and January 2019! Stay tuned for a firm date!
On December 8th, 2018 CK Miller will be at the Carbon Valley Recreational Library in Firestone from 2 – 3 pm! Come meet her, get your copy of The Phoenix Host signed, enjoy a reading, and ask questions.
During the new year of 2019, CK Miller has been working with the library to get some writing workshops under way for teens and tweens! Adults are welcome too! This will be going on through 2019!