The Psalter by Galen Watson was recommended to me on Goodreads and I’m very pleased I listened to the recommendation. I found this book interesting, well written and full of surprises.
I was drawn in immediately to the characters and found the story and mystery behind the Psalter really well done. I found the relationship between Father Romano and Isabelle and her father very entertaining and while some books jump back to the past and I can’t wait until they jump back into the present, Watson’s character building was so well done that I found both time periods to be equally as interesting.
If you like stories of mystery and intrigue that reach far back into the past and keep you constantly guessing, you’ll love this book.
Last Saturday night I hit a huge milestone for my second novel. 400 pages. It was a strange and amazing feeling. I would like to write another 100 pages, but will see where the story wishes to go, if it’s shorter so be it, if it’s longer, great. Again, I’m in no rush – looking ahead to the editing process next year keeps me just fine and dandy where I am in the writing stage.
My first novel “The Light of the Blue Pearl” is in the Summer/Winter Sale catalog on smashwords this month, it’s free for July only, so please go grab and copy and leave me a review if you like it.
It’s been doing very well in the number of downloads, but it is always so hard to get people to review things, so I greatly appreciate when you do!
Have a great week! Happy reading and writing 🙂
Writing last Saturday night was an interesting one. I got a late start, which isn’t a huge deal, although it takes me a couple of hours usually to focus and write one chapter so I was going to be up late. The week before the keys clicked quickly. This time I found myself pondering more, unsure of where the story should go. I think part of that had to do with my own life circumstances and something I’m going through now, my stories tend to have a bit of my own life thrown in, and confusion in reality can lead to confusion on the page. It didn’t take too long to sort it out and the chapter was done before it was too late…relatively.
Despite my own inner conflicts and doubts that I would be able to write that night, I always feel better after I accomplish my goal of one chapter on Saturday nights. If I didn’t choose to sit down and write it, it certainly wouldn’t happen. It is one thing I refuse to let life get in the way of.
I was also a bit excited to see a promotion that Smashwords has for July working well to spread the word of my first novel. Within just a few days I had sold over 30 copies (free copies mind you, but it all helps). You can still get it free until the end of July by going to http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/308794, the coupon code is available on my book page. If you do download it, please leave me a review! Everything helps to spread the word and knowing people are enjoying what I write means the world to me.
Writing was a breeze last Saturday night…and I meant to write that on Saturday, so why didn’t I you ask? Because I finish late and I forget to. The chapter was daunting before I sat down, as it usually is. I always wonder if I will be able to come up with anything. Then I open my word document and the keys start clicking away. It’s weird. But I love it and I’m not going to complain. It is hard to believe how far I am already in this novel, I am enjoying every bit of it and am in no rush for it to be over…that is a huge reason why it will likely take the rest of this year, because I don’t want it to end. I love the book, I love the characters and I love getting lost in it.
I have the same concerns as most writers, is it any good? Will others like it? But I try not to worry too much because ultimately I am writing it because I want to. Each chapter seems to take on a life of its own, an additional piece to the overall puzzle that will be the finished product. I may need to, probably will need to go back and add a few things in, a little more description maybe, maybe not, we’ll see. The beauty is, I don’t have to worry about that until later 😉
This chapter was a little piece of the puzzle, but a very important catalyst to the rest. I am very interested in seeing what will happen this Saturday. Until then, I hope you are enjoying my first novel “The Light of the Blue Pearl”. It is a completely different genre from my current, but I would say similar in my style of unfolding the story. My first novel is a mystery/romance, unlike your typical romance. In fact, I hate classifying it at all because some people tend to hear the word romance and don’t want to read it. However, most who take the time to pick it up are pleasantly surprised by the mystery of it. So all I can say is, don’t judge a book by its genre 😉
You can download a free copy on Smashwords, visit my homepage for details http://www.kchawke.com
Happy Reading! And if you do read it, please drop me a line, or leave me a review on Amazon, Smashwords, or Goodreads or all of the above. I really do appreciate it so much!