• C.A. Lightfoot

Mercy of the Fallen




So, I have a title for my next project. I'm working on my next angel novel. Tag line is something I've been toying with for the last few years.


Tagline for Mercy of the Fallen: In a demon-won world, nothing angelic can ever, truly, be safe. (Alternate: In this demon-won world, even the angelic are at the mercy of the Fallen.)


I do want to write my Half-Dragon urban fantasy and my vampires with a twist. I will. I just want to get back to angels. I guess I need to alternate angels and dragons, and that's ok.


I got some more rejections this week. I'm going to send out some more this week while I'm on vacation. I am looking into self-publishing, though letting go of my traditional publishing dream is painful. I really don't want to give up, but I'm not even getting full manuscript requests. What am I doing wrong?


I think I need to have some paid beta readers take a look at Dark Ember. Maybe there is something I'm doing wrong with the query or something.


I really just do NOT have the time to do the marketing, promoting, and all of that. I have a full time job. My job requires that I CANNOT be on my phone during the day. It sucks. I want to do nothing but work on my writing, talk about writing, etc etc. I don't know how to do all of that while keeping up with everything else.


Though I get the point of self-publishing, the idea of just falling flat scares the crap out of me. I don't know how to get through all of that. Not to mention the money to fund an editor, a cover artist, and formatting. My brain wants to melt.


Maybe having this week off will help me make the decision. Maybe maybe.


I just love my books and I want to get them out in the world. I worry that I'm not enough, that the work isn't enough and I'm just deluding myself with this dream I've had for 30 years.


Going to watch some self-publishing videos and see what there is to learn out there. Maybe this is where I need to be. I'm tired of failing.


Deep, dark thoughts for this Saturday and the first day of vacation!


Let's see what happens!


-C.A.

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