I am so, so, SO excited today! I can't wait to share with you all my big news.
I've finished my next book! Though it seemed like it might never happen, it has happened and I am really, well, excited is the only word that covers it! Not only about the book itself but about how it will reach readers.
As I announced on Twitter last night, after much soul-searching and considering all my options publishing-wise, I have decided to take this book-- which is dear to my heart in a way that I can only compare with GODSPEED-- straight to WATTPAD!!!
Yes, you read that right. I am going to publish the entire novel straight to Wattpad, where anyone in the world with a phone, tablet, or computer and internet access can read it.
I may publish it independently later on down the road, if there is enough demand. But for a good while at least I'd like to make it exclusive to Wattpad.
Wattpad readers, and the staff there, have done so much to support my writing since I joined the site on January 1st of 2013, I want to give this as a gift to everyone, and I really hope you'll all enjoy it.
Now...what is UPON A TIME about?
As you'd guess, it's a fairy tale re-imagined...and without any magical elements in it! It's a fairy tale in which the focus is switched to new characters, and it definitely has the feel of a literary romance much more than a fantasy novel, in the same way GODSPEED was more literary romance than Steampunk.
I LOVE this little book! (It's about 52K words long...a lovely length in my view.)
It has a lot to say about real beauty and strength: what it is, and what it isn't, and how you can't judge a person's capabilities by their physical challenges or appearance.
This is a message that means a lot to me (and also helps further the cause of showing diversity in characters in literature, which is very important to me as well) and one that I hope will resonate with a lot of readers.
Here's the blurb...
Happy ever after as you've never imagined...
A blacksmith's apprentice who would be a knight. The heir to the throne, at death's door. One woman who would save them both... if she could.
UPON A TIME by February Grace, coming soon to Wattpad!
Here's a peek at the cover, designed by amazing Amygdala Art...
|I am in love with this cover.|
It's a book I truly care about, and want everyone who wants to, to be able to read. That is why I am putting it straight into what I view as the equivalent of the 21st Century world's coolest, largest library.
The book will be with an amazing proofreader soon (no one else I would rather have making the work all pretty) and I hope to have it posted to Wattpad by the first week of December, if all goes according to schedule. Watch this space, and keep tabs on updates on Twitter and FB!
Thank you for sharing my big and happy news today, I hope that you have a great Tuesday!