Where did the year go?

It’s hard to believe but the first anniversary of Accursed Women is fast approaching. A lot has happened since 30 November 2013, high and low events. The greatest achievement was the publication of Accursed Women. The book launch was a wonderful success with support from family, friends and people I hadn’t met before. It had a positive vibe and great energy. I was buzzing and so was the room full of guests.

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Christmas came and went, so did the New Year and I made goals for 2014. Suffice to say things didn’t go as planned. The book I wanted to publish this year didn’t eventuate and had to push it to next year (more about that in a later post). Finances were and are low and to pay for ongoing living costs I needed to work. What I found difficult was juggling work, home commitments and writing. Something had to give. I wrote less and spent little time on the social network sites.

I work as a relief teacher, basically I get a phone call either in the morning or if lucky the night before and asked to fill in for a teacher whose absent. The past two weeks I relieved for a teacher who was on paternity leave. I’ve also been called in to supervise exams for Years 11 & 12; our 12s will be sitting their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) examinations very soon. This enables them to attend university, depending on their overall aggregate and degree they’ve chosen to study. And I’ve acquired work as a university supervisor with Edith Cowan University, observing and evaluating pre-service teachers.

In the midst of all this I’ve managed to finish the novel I’ve been working on, edit it and now the manuscript is with beta readers. I’ve also started a novella series, which sadly has been neglected. The characters are shouting at me demanding attention.

Phew!

To celebrate the anniversary
Balloons

Accursed Women will be on sale for the months of November and December

50% off the retail price.

Paperback copy $9.49 US
eBook $2.99 US

Available through the following outlets:
Createspace | Amazon UK | Amazon US | Kobo | Smashwords

It will make a great Christmas gift for a family member or friend.
Better yet, give yourself a well-earned present.

Thank you for visiting and reading. Have a wonderful day.
As always your comments are valued and welcomed.

19 thoughts on “Where did the year go?

  1. Congratulations on your one-year anniversary, Luciana! Fantastic photo of the book launch – looks like you put on quite the event!
    I love your mythological retellings and will continue to recommend Accursed Women to my family, friends and others. Looking forward to hearing what your next project is. Cheers to you! 🙂

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    • Thank you Adam 😀 I was a fantastic night, everyone was enjoying themselves and so positive.
      I really appreciate the plug 😀 Accursed Women was a fun project to write and learnt a lot about the characters and myself in the process!

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  2. Hi Luciana,

    Happy Anniversary on the release of your book of short stories, ACCURSED WOMEN. I’ve enjoyed how you presented these mythic women in a new light. It has been a great year to know your better and to share our love of mythology. I’m looking forward to reading your new novel. Best wishes on your continued success.

    Best regards,
    Linnea

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    • Thank you Linnea 😀
      I am very grateful for your wonderful support. It is wonderful to share with like-minded people who get history and mythology.
      I am so looking forward to your book!

      cheers
      Luciana

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  3. I can empathize with the demands that work can make on our limited time. I’ve been working more hours this year, too, and it’s hard to sit down and write after a long day in front of a computer. But I’m glad to hear you’re making progress on the next story! And congratulations on the first anniversary! 🙂

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