New Release Coming Soon!

Posted On March 15, 2024

Photo by Michele Venne

Every book project has a life of its own. The Found Gift has its own “coming into being” story. No, this photo isn’t the cover, but it reminds me of the different layers, colors, and depths that each project has. I wrote the first draft, then added 11,000 words in a rewrite. I sent it off to the beta reader. Though I got it back last week, I’ve yet to start on the edits. The book cover has gone through a revision. Though I’m not in love with the cover, it depicts the genre, the setting, and fits in with the other Gift series books. At least I have the description and all the front and back matter ready to go.

I’m trying something new with this book. Two projects ago, I did my first preorder with online retailers. It was pretty easy. I was pleased with the results. I launched my last book without a preorder. The response was crickets. This time, I’m trying a preorder from my website. My newsletter subscribers have first crack at ordering the book. Fingers crossed, I have all the links set up correctly.

Not one to sit idle, in between meeting with clients for the day job, I’m writing flash fiction pieces and editing short stories for MV2. When that goes live, probably next month, I’ll include a link here. As my available time to write shrinks (think of the adage, “Make hay while the sun shines.”), I see myself clearing the decks of these current projects, then buckling down on book 3 in the Waldman Investigations series. At least, that’s the plan at the moment.

The Found Gift started as a short story. The first draft came differently than my stories usually do. I’m still adjusting to having a new cover designer. And I’m checking out other launch methods. Different layers, colors, and depths… but I’m still excited to publish this story. Do all your projects come about the same way, or does each one have a unique journey?

Written by Michele Venne

Writer of immersive and intriguing stories.

Related Posts

Corralling Creativity

Photo by Michele Venne I realized this week that I have more projects started than I planned. With The Found Gift published, I thought I could move on to completing the 10 flash fiction stories for MV2, get that out by the end of April, then continue with the first...

New Release

The Found Gift is published and available on my website! Right to the end, this title had dips and curves on its path into the wild. I'm pleased with the story, even if I missed my deadline by three and a half months. Here's the description: What happens when a...

When an Experiment Fails

Publishing a book can be many things: joyful, stressful, a lifelong dream, disappointment, exciting, wonderful, confusing, etc. I've sent enough titles out into the world to feel just about everything. After publishing 43 titles, I decided to try a preorder on my...


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy