Added PRIDE’S CHILDREN – Chapter 20, Scene 3

This week’s post continues the last chapter of Book 1, Chapter 20, with Scene 3 (1.20.3).

This is NJ. We have lots of snow on the ground, but today’s high temperature was 54°F. Yup.

The snow slid off the solar panels sometime in the last couple of days, leaving them clean and sparkly (the snow grabs onto the dust). We are making our own electricity again.

My darling beta reader Rachel graciously read ahead again – I’m barely keeping ahead of my Tuesday serializing – and I’m partway through 20.5! One after that, and we will be writing To Be Continued – and taking a bit of a breather.

When I remember I started with a buffer of forty scenes before I posted the first one, and up to yesterday had a buffer of 0 scenes, you’ll realize how slow a writer I am. I had hope to post a scene every week/writer a new one every week. Ha!

OTOH, they get so much better with the slow percolating, and the subconscious keeps throwing up stuff to connect in, so I guess it’s necessary stewing time. I’m way too close to it – don’t trust my own judgment any more. It’s up to you guys.

PRIDE’S CHILDREN Table of Contents

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PRIDE’S CHILDREN, Chapter 20, Scene 3  [Kary]

Thanks to Quozio for the quote software.

Copyright by Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt 2013-2015.


5 thoughts on “Added PRIDE’S CHILDREN – Chapter 20, Scene 3

  1. J.M. Ney-Grimm

    I’m hoping to try out Amazon’s pre-order button when I do my big 5-title release. But I won’t be uploading the files and choosing the release date until I have all 5 titles absolutely ready. Someone would get sick or injured, and there would go my plans. 😉

    Of course, it’s a bit aggravating to have three stories ready to go (and the 4th in beta reading) while I’m still writing the 5th one.

    I imagine it will get even more aggravating when I have 4 titles ready to release and I’m still writing the 5th one. Because…wouldn’t you know, the 5th story is turning out to be the longest of all 5. When I initially outlined it, it was a novella. Once I started writing it, I realized there was more to it. And once I started writing the “more,” I realized the more was a lot more!

    Thank goodness for the freedom of the indie world. I admire your courage in blogging your epic!


    1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

      I think it’s awesome of you to hold back until all 5 are done – if that’s the marketing plan, you just do it.

      You have the control, you can do what you like, and you can change things whenever you want.

      Go for it!

      I am not brave, I’m foolhardy! The world will not end I I don’t finish, but it’s been very nice having the interactions during the writing that I wouldn’t have had otherwise.

      And it forced me to up my game, never a bad thing.

      Now I will get to the final polishing part, and the part where you decide how to do the final cover and description and back cover copy, and etc., and then make a marketing plan.

      It’s exciting – especially when it takes me so long to get there.

      I love watching everyone’s launches.


      1. J.M. Ney-Grimm

        I can’t wait to watch your launch, Alicia! Feel free to ask me about marketing copy and such. I’m no expert, but I’m happy to share what I’ve got. And give feedback if you want it. 😀


        1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

          It’s an offer I will take up – very much appreciated. Once I finish the chapter, I will copyright the whole.

          Then I format. Or have it done.

          Then I replace the cover, and write the description (from all the pieces I’ve tried – I declare it’s harder than writing a 150K novel), and write in the details of the ‘marketing plan.’ I have several books, and lots of bookmarked posts from all those lovely DIY people who take the trouble to report their experience.

          Then I soft launch – with a little help from my friends – like you – and go back to work on the next part. I will be doing one or two things – but not going aggressively after the whole advertising and blog tour things – I can’t.

          I have so much stuff to read, but the general plan is KDP Select for 3 months – worry about the rest after that’s up (format for print during that time if there seems to be interest). KISS



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