Amended launch date

Hey All,

I should've known Murphy wouldn't let me off so easily... Due to unforseen events, my launch date was delayed. Now it's all solved and we agreed the new date would be 5th September.

Be sure to get the Tapas app before that! ;) (It's completely free - there are optional in-app purchases which supports authors.) The Snow King will be back with new chapters and never-before-read scenes! I'm very excited! :)

See you on launch day! Frisco time, so it might actually be 6th September for those of us in Europe!

BIG NEWS

I've come here to break tell you some news, but seeing my posts, I've just realised it's been 1,5 years since my last update. Oh gosh, I'm such a shitty blog poster...

Ahem, anyway, where was I? Oh, yes, BIG NEWS!

Have you heard of TAPAS app? Formerly known as Tapastic? No? Yes? Let me quickly tell you the gist of it. It's a mobile application (also available on desktop, but with less functions), and originally it was only for comics. People upload comics, people read comics and they interact with each other, enjoying fab stories!
And they've started accepting submissions for novels! I think you know where I'm going with this ;) The Snow King has been accepted! I'm currently working on a deadline to deliver an even better second edition than the first one was. Hope you'll love it! My book will be available mid-August on Tapas and as soon it's done, I'm updating the Kindle version, too.

So what does this mean to you?
1) There will be some extra chapters!
2) There will be one extra chapter exclusive on Tapas at the end of the story!
3) You can either read on Tapas (website or app) or buy the Kindle book version. Actually, I'm going to distribute it on more channels, not just Kindle. So if you held back before because of a lack of Kindle or its app, now there's nothing that can stand in your way of reading an awesome winter fairy tale!

What does this mean to me? I actually have a publishing contract. Hopefully, more people will read and enjoy my book and that is, in itself is a splendid thing! Save the date: 14th Aug! Or 15th, depending on your timezone ;)

PS.: I'm uploading a short story to Tapas in the meantime. Feel free to check it out.
PS.2.: The fresh Chapter 1 is available on this website exclusively, until it's published elsewhere.

It's that time of the year again

October 16th, 15 days to go before National Novel Writing Month, also knows as NaNoWriMo. This will be my 7th year.

However, before NaNo begins, I'm working on a better edition of The Snow King. I have had some time in spring to work on it, very little time in June, then my intense job began, lasted till end of September, with no time to write/edit. 15 days to go till NaNo, I'll make it a point to work on a chapter per day at least.

Also, looking for a fitting, permament job, drop me a line if you hear anything, thanks. And I made the first step for acquiring my driving lisence! Yay! The course will be in November, but it'll be managable even with NaNo in my opinion. I mean, if I could do NaNo while doing second to last semester at Uni, or working full time, then I can deal with a driving course, yes?

Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Do you have any plans for Halloween? Or November?

Plans for The Snow King

Hello again! I'm back to my infrequent schedule of posting here.

So I published my novella on amazon, an enrolled in kdp select. I'd have to say, if you have only 1 book out, maybe it's better not to enroll and to go out on all platforms. Just for future reference, kdp select is probably the best option if you have one or more book series.

I am also thinking of doing a second edition before I go out on all platforms. The story was written very quickly and I had it pointed out that it would benefit to make the book longer. And I want to make it a more enjoyable read, so if you have any helpful comments, please tell me. If you've already purchased the book, do not worry, because as far as I know, the new edition will automatically download to your device as soon as it is published and you're online and you've opened the book.

Or something like that. I might need to check planetary alignments, too, just to be sure it isn't another condition.

And it seems I'm back to Budapest. Then I'm back to London in the summer. Crazy life, huh? On a side note, I've picked up food photography as a hobby. Even though I should probably work on my next book (and/or the second edition for The Snow King).

See you next time! (Whenever that'll be!)

I have a date!

Not that kind of date, but a date for the release of my book! If you click on 'Books', you will see a wonderfully winterly cover and a description of the book. It'll be available from 21st December, 2014, on Amazon Kindle.

What to do in the next couple of days until release day? You might want to read the first chapter for free - just click on the 'Books' menu ;)

PS.: If you don't have Kindle, you can download a free app from the Amazon site for your other devices. Alternatively, the book will be available on other platforms - 90 days later.

Winter tale e-book [to publish]

Great news! I finally have something you'll be able to read soon! If all goes according to plan, then you'll be able to download this e-book from various platforms before Christmas!

But what is this 'winter tale' I'm talking about? And urban fantasy novella/novelette, set in winter. Add a little bit of magic, adventure and romance and you'll get a nice story to read or gift during the holidays! You'll find more details on my Books page within the week. I'm also adding a status report to my trilogy.

I'm so excited! I'm finally publishing something! You'll be able to actually read one of my stories! I hope you'll like it :) Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming days/weeks.

Happy Advent :)

NaNoWriMo and job-hunting yet again

Where to start? First, hello, I am still alive :) Summer was long and exhausting. I couldn't go on holiday, because that was how my job worked back then. Then came October, my contract finished, it's the end of November and I am still looking for a job.

I really don't like job hunting, especially the cover letters. Yikes! Well, fingers crossed! I want to stay in London, so let's hope for the best. When I'm not writing, I'm reading job-seeking advice day and night. Crazy.

As for NaNoWriMo, this is my most productive November so far (6th year as a Wrimo). I hit 45K today, so only 5K more to go. Which can be done in less than a day, although I'm not sure if I want to do a marathon tomorrow. I should get out and... umm... maybe I'll write a couple of applications before continuing my novel.

Anyway, if you're participating in NaNoWriMo, please share your experience! :)

Writing in London

Hi! It's been awhile! 2,5 months? Lots of happened, most important of all, I moved to London, because of a new job. I'm really looking forward to end the training, and start the job itself. I'll be able to use my hard-earned language skills, too! Whohoo!

And London. Have I mentioned I just love this city? I've been here a few times as a tourist, and ever since I've been trying to relocate. And after about 1,5 years from the first time I set my eyes on this lovely place, I did it! I'm actually living here! :)

I'm struggling a little bit with writing, to be honest. I'm still settling in and in need of a couple of things, for example, a place where I can write comfortably and freely. But I'm working on that.
And there's this wonderful magazine, with useful infos. I've just purchased a copy for this month. Whenever I read it (or skim it), I always get that extra boost to try and try harder to make my ambitions a reality. It's called Writing Magazine.
You're sure to find something interesting each month, whether you're just starting out, or an experienced writer.

Well, that's it for today. And... I think I'm actually putting this online now. Otherwise it's just wasted money (which I am completely against), plus Writing Mag gave me an extra nudge today. So, be brave, Katelyn, and let the www see what you've done.