The tagline for Laws of Nature might be:
A boy blinded by fire. A woman raised by wolves. An avowed enemy offers help. Can they help Lucy save her tribe?
Lucy and her band of early humans struggle against the harsh reality of a world ruled by nature, where predators stalk them and a violent new species of man threatens their world. Only by changing can they survive.
If you ever wondered how earliest man thrived in such a dangerous world but couldn’t get through the academic discussions, this book is for you. It will bring them to life in a way never seen before.
Here’s what I have done the past few months:
- Outlining the last two books together seems to be working well. I have about 125,000 words in the spreadsheet, enough that I want to get it into Word.
- I want Laws of Nature and In the Shadow of Giants to be somewhat stand-alone so I have to summarize prior events in each, in ways that don’t take too much time. That’s a challenge.
- I am trying to become more involved in a Prehistoric Fiction FB group. Since my marketing effort is predominantly word of mouth, this is important. I added a tickler to my calendar to remind me every day to visit them although I asked FB to notify me also.
- I’m also trying a marketing push through Author Uproar, a program at least one fellow writer uses. Too early for feedback but I’m hopeful.
- I’m still working on the trailer for the Crossroads trilogy. After that, I’ll make one for Laws of Nature and the entire saga of Man vs Nature.
- A good efriend and fellow author, Liz Gaudet, mentioned in a comment that she enjoyed the snippets writers share from their own writing. It reminded me I pretty much never do that. And she’s right–if people don’t know what my writing is like, why would they risk the time to read the novel? I’m going to try to make that happen.
- Not a lot of marketing success this month but I did make this cool bookshelf for my fiction books. Each book is clickable to wherever I want the link to go, in my case, to Amazon:
Click to find out more about my novels
You can see how to make this in this post.
A note: The cover is still just a placesaver. I won’t talk to my designers until well into 2021.
How are you doing on your latest WIP? I’d love to hear!
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Man vs. Nature saga, and the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers,. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Laws of Nature, Fall 2020.