Anastasia Austin · Monthly Updates · Self Publishing · writing

Writing: Monthly update for July

I finally fought my way out of revisions!

Current Fantasy Romance WIPs:

So, I included this in my update last month without considering whether or not readers of contemporary romance would also be interested in fantasy romance.

If you wouldn’t mind, I’d love your help deciding whether or not I should publish Fantasy Romance under a different name.

Please respond to the following questions with your thoughts.

Do you only wish to read contemporary romance and would not like to get updates about fantasy romance? Or would you like to know about everything I write, regardless of genre?

Thanks in advance for your input!

Current Romance WIPs:

Fighting Fate 3D paperbackFIGHTING FATE – I DID IT! I finished revising! Today, I will contact my beta readers and ask for feedback to be returned within two weeks. After that, I’ll revise again, considering their feedback. Then, it’s off to ARC readers before publishing!

Release day is not set yet but I expect it will be mid-September.

Can’t wait for you all to read Katie and Isaac’s story! They fought me just as much as they fought the feelings they had for each other. But it was worth it in the end! I hope you all love them as much as I do.

PLUS ONE – I will pick this up again in about a week. My family and I are going on a trip to Minnesota next week to an author signing event for the release of Mary E. Pearson’s new release, Vow of Thieves and I have to finish reading her ARC!

Word Counts:

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You’d think this was a drafting month, not a revision month based on those word counts!

I suppose it kind of was. I added over 20K words to the “first” draft, that was really more of a zero draft.

Really excited Fighting Fate will be a full novel now that it’s over 50K words!

Publishing News:

Nothing to report on Fake to Fate.

Fighting Fate should come out Mid-September. I’ll let you all know the official release day when I know it and include a pre-order link!

Read in July:

I feel like it’s worth noting, this book was a gift from my wonderful, supportive husband.

Thanks for reading. Keep moving forward!


Buy FAKE TO FATE! Ebook and paperback are on Amazon now. Thanks!


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