Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Writing Book 3

HI! I realised today just how long It's been since I've done a post Oops :P

So I haven't talked about this much, but I actually in the process of writing the third book in The Keepers trilogy.

.... wait what is happened with the second book?

It's being edited, so technically me and my editor are working on it, but I'm not actually writing it like I am the third book. 

 Writing the third book has been strange for me.  I am actually finding it a lot harder to write this then the other two. I think the main reason is I don't want to stop writing the trilogy. It's sad letting go of something so dear to my heart.

Because of this I've drifted into a new project. A whole new setting with fresh characters. It's really refreshing writing something different for the Keepers series which has consumed so much of my time.

This new book differs from The Keepers in many ways. It switches between two peoples points of view rather than one and features quite a small amount of characters.
There are also some similarities like ties with history and such, but I won't give too much away.

Anyway I think I would have to categorise it under sci-fi? The reason why is because it revolves around time travel. I really loved exploring that because I got to make up my new rules. Goodbye overdone CAN'T TALK TO FUTURE/PAST SELF problems. My time travel rules allow such interaction between past and future selves without causing a time rift or the other self to faint.

Anyway, enough about possibility books. I'm not sure if I will ever publish said time travel novel, but I enjoy writing it! It would be nice to see something besides The Keepers come to life one day.

Friday, 12 April 2013


So just to let everyone know. The search for my novel wasn't working BUT NOW IT IS!!!

For anyone interested in looking up my book on goodreads you should probably type in j.l.block

The Keepers isn't as unique and my pen name. :)

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Waiting for the proof.....

So I've sent in the files to create the print version of The Keepers.

I am crazy crazy excited about it!! REALLY EXCITED!

At the moment I'm waiting on what they call the proof copy. Basically I pay for the printers to send me one copy of my novel and then check it when it arrives. If everything is correct and I am happy with it then I can approve it to be sold via Amazon. According to what I understand once I approve the book It's almost instantly available for people to purchase. If that really is the case the book should be available to buy at the end of this month!
I have to say, just the thought of holding a story I created in my hands is a feeling I find hard to comprehend. All of that hard work and physical proof to show it. They say our generation expects instant gratification for things. I think that's true on some levels, but I also think that the reward is even greater for those who wait and are patient.

Anyway, after this big gush, all I really want to say is The Keepers is coming in print! When it does.................... I will be over the moon!!!!!!!

Saturday, 6 April 2013

More Places to buy

Getting back to The Keepers, I am happy to say that it it available in a few more online stores now.

The two newest places are Barnes and Noble and the iBooks store.

I have direct links via the where to buy page.

As for the print version. It is almost done for submission. I'm estimating a couple of months before it's available via Amazon and Barnes and Noble, but then again I also thought the ebook was going to take a long time and I was wrong.

I'm very excited to hold The Keepers as a print book in my hands!!! hopefully many more people are to!!!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Independence is important

Before I start I want everyone to know this is my opinion, but if you have a different one, that's OK.

I am a true supporter of independent creators and in extension people who buy independent material.
I believe that anyone who has the bravery to put their work out should be commended. Putting something you have created out to share with the public is a big step. By creating a public image and showing your work you are putting yourself (and your works) out for potential praise and criticism.

For those 'consumers' who buy and support independent material, you should also be commended. Your contributions helps many people to in their path to succeeding their dreams. Without you there wouldn't be any indie creations. Many indie creators do what they do because they love it and half the time their royalties are not earning them an income, but funding their next project. Without support the big companies would squash out our independence.

I honestly believe that independent works are the way of the future. Sure It's nice to have a big company or publishing house telling us whats 'good' or not, but why listen to them when we can choose ourselves. They can't possibly know what everyone likes because everyone is different.

So why not support independence? Sure you will find some stuff you don't like, but you will also find things you LOVE. Stuff that you would have never known about because the big guys have missed it.

Independence gives power back to the people.

Monday, 1 April 2013


Hey Guys!

Check out this interview I did with book blogger Denise for The Keepers!
Her blog is called The pen muse, check it out. 


She blogs reviews on all types of books so there's something for everyone on her blog.