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Strangely Energized!

I awoke strangely energized today. There’s a lot on my plate for the upcoming weeks but the sense of completion is exciting. Why? I uploaded An Arrow Against the Wind yesterday so it’s ready for release beginning on 4/24! It’s been a long journey to publication of my second novel but it’s finally here!

For anyone who has a few moments and would like to support the release, please click over to my release announcement on Headtalker and lend your support to the effort. Don’t mind the counter for supports as the number just indicates the minimum I set for support – more people than that can support it!

Also, An Arrow Against the Wind started on blog tour today. I’ll update the tour schedule regularly on my News page and anywhere else as well as with social media and here on the site.

I’m very excited about the release of this second book in The Bow of Hart Saga. With sales of The Bow of Destiny now over 5,400 copies. WOW! I wanted to take a moment and thank all the readers for their support for my book. The readers have been wonderful to join this journey with me and I’m thrilled to bring them the newest edition.

An Arrow Against the Wind was a bit of a struggle to complete and took much longer than I anticipated. A number of personal demands took my attention last year including an office move with my former employer and helping my daughter enter college. But I’ve been able to complete the book and it’s ready for everyone to read! So far, the pre-order response to the new book has been incredible and I’m looking forward to a busy release week. The book will begin on Monday with a $0.99 sale after which it will remain on sale for $2.99 for the duration of the month at least (if it’s going well, I’ll extend that sale price).

Many people who’ve read The Bow of Destiny asked when this new book would be out and I expect the same question for the last book of the series, The White Arrow. I’ve already started The White Arrow and hope to complete the rough draft in May and send it off to my editor for structural editing. My tentative publication date for the last book is late September.

Also, a lot of people have expressed interest in print books. Print for the series is a goal for this year, one which I hope to achieve sooner rather than later. I’ll post news about that goal as soon as I can.

Meanwhile, please join me on the blog tour and other events that I’m working over the next several weeks. Thanks again to all my readers and supporters – you’ve been wonderful!

To find out more about An Arrow Against the Wind, please see the blurb and click the links below:

Haunted by his past. Hunted in the present. Buffeted like an arrow in the wind.

The hunt for the Bow of Hart continues as Athson and his companions have escaped the clutches of Magdronu and Corgren but they are still pursued. In need of answers to deep mysteries revealed while in Chokkra, Athson must gain possession of the mythic bow to face both his enemies and his tragic past. But Magdronu’s reach stretches among Athson’s companions, endangering Limbreth and even Hastra in schemes to entrap them all. With each turn of the search for the Bow of Hart long hidden secrets surface that threaten to destroy Athson. Will he falter as An Arrow Against the Wind?

Pre-Release Orders Now Available On ALL Retailers

Release Date on April 24, 2017 for ALL Retail Sites

UPDATE! Final e-book versions have been uploaded!

UPDATE! An Arrow Against the Wind will be released on all retail sites on 4/24!

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Welcome to “MOMENTS” by @Harmony_Kent #RRBC

I’m pleased to welcome Harmony Kent back to Archer’s Aim today. She’s on tour with her new book, Moments.

Book Blurb: 

Come.

Take a moment to delve into tales from the dark side, have fun with fantasy, dabble in dystopia, and court danger in a little science fiction.

These tales touch upon death, grieving, war, fresh starts, hope, courage, change, choices, and encouragement.

And then, after all that, you’ll find the poems.

From the lonely echoes of an empty house to the soaring heights of unexpected love and joy and learning to live as free as clouds and water.

For each of us, a moment encompasses a lifetime and, yet, passes in but the blink of an eye. In but a moment, everything can change. And in this very moment, life beckons in all its potentiality.

When the shadows fall, what will you do?

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Author Bio and Links:

Indie Author Harmony Kent is an award winning multi-genre author. Her publications include:

  • The Battle for Brisingamen (Fantasy Fiction) AIA approved
  • The Glade (Mystery/Thriller) AIA Approved/BRAG Medallion Honouree / New Apple Literary Awards Official Selection Honours 2015
  • Elemental Earth (YA Fantasy Fiction)
  • Polish Your Prose: Essential Editing Tips for Authors (Writing/Editing) New Apple Literary Awards Top Medallist Honours 2015
  • Finding Katie (Women’s Fiction)
  • Slices of Soul (Contemporary Poetry)
  • Interludes (Erotic Romance short stories)
  • Moments (Short Stories and Poetry)

As well as being an avid reader and writer, Harmony also offers editing, proof reading, manuscript appraisal, and beta reading services.   As well as reviewing and supporting her fellow indie authors, Harmony works hard to promote and protect high standards within the indie publishing arena.   She is always on the look out for talent and excellence, and will freely promote any authors or books who she feels have these attributes.

For all books available from me, check out my author pages at Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Book Trailer videos: Harmony’s trailers.

My website: http://harmonykent.co.uk

Twitter: @harmony_kent https://twitter.com/harmony_kent

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarmonyKentOnline

My 4Wills Author Page: https://4willspublishing.wordpress.com/our-authors/author-harmony-kent/

RWISA Author Page: https://ravewriters.wordpress.com/meet-the-authors/author-harmony-kent/

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The tour sponsored by 4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com.

Thanks for stopping by today and finding out more about Harmony Kent and her new book. Please be sure to follow her and visit her new book links.

5 Ways You Can Harness Your Limited Writing Time

LeftHandIn a post last week, I wrote how I wanted to take better advantage of time by breaking one habit – believing limited time meant I had no time to write. But what ways can a writer re-gain control of their daily opportunities to write? Here are a few strategies I’m trying. Again, the idea isn’t to frantically write in every spare moment but to find ways to be a bit more productive instead.

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  1. I’ve stopped believing I don’t have time. This habit formed over time when I was tired, rushed or distracted. It was a slippery slope of one day that coalesced into many. I now look for spare moments and decide whether I actually have time to write – really write, not just post on social media where I end up wasting more time.
  2. Make notes – I’m using features in Scrivener to make notes about my thoughts when I stop writing. This way I have a reference on which to re-gain my creative mindset when I have those small bits of time to write. Too often, I don’t use the time because I don’t know where to start – or how. Shifting gears between tasks in a busy day means creativity gets buried. Having a reference point gets me started.

Doodling3. Try a short, creative exercise – getting back to creativity means shutting down your practical mental state. You can do this rather quickly by writing a few brainstorming words about your topic or story. Doodling in curves, especially in color, can help too. But again, being time conscious means that you don’t take too long at this. I suspect that the more you practice changing mental gears the better you become. Likewise, I think that stopping these exercises means you lose the ability to be mentally nimble.

  1. Building on the notes – try journaling earlier in the day where you focus your effort on your story and other projects. As you journal imagine aspects of what you can write during the day and note these. Are there fictional conversations that you can distill from your thoughts as well as other details. If you have other projects, what ideas do you want to address. This brings all those vague notions from your mind so that you have something definite about which you can write when ready. The main idea is to journal with the purpose of bringing ideas to the forefront and then having them ready to use at a moment’s notice.

SunDial5. Don’t waste valuable minutes when time is short and you can’t get busy on a particular project. If you have other projects to work on like writing a blog post be ready to shift to that and accomplish something. Just making progress writing is positive enough to keep you going later. Also, I’ve found that being creative one way actually stimulates my writing in other ways. If you want to use small blocks of time then use them any way you can just have a fall-back plan if your stuck.

What strategies do you have for writing in limited time? Do you find that you often think you don’t have time to write but spend the time on something unproductive? Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section.

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IMG_4154-EditAbout the Author

P. H. Solomon lives in the greater Birmingham, AL area where he strongly dislikes yard work and sanding the deck rail. However, he performs these duties to maintain a nice home for his loved ones as well as the family’s German Shepherds. In his spare time, P. H. rides herd as a Computer Whisperer on large computers called servers (harmonica not required). Additionally, he enjoys reading, running, most sports and fantasy football. Having a degree in Anthropology, he also has a wide array of more “serious” interests in addition to working regularly to hone his writing. The Bow of Destiny is his first novel-length title with more soon to come.

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