New Book Giveaways!

To mark the release of The Slaves of the Horned God, I am conducting two paperback giveaways at Goodreads.

Giveaway #1

The first giveaway is a copy of The Slaves of the Horned God and The Heirs of Lydin, Book 1 and 2 of the Ap’Lydin Chronicles.

The Slaves of the Horned God by Aidan Hennessy

The Slaves of the Horned God

by Aidan Hennessy

Giveaway ends November 11, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Giveaway #2

The second giveaway is a copy of The Heirs of Lydin, Book 1 of the Ap’Lydin Chronicles.

The Heirs of Lydin by Aidan Hennessy

 

The Heirs of Lydin

 

by Aidan Hennessy

 

Giveaway ends November 12, 2017.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

 

 

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Enter one of these, or maybe even both, by heading straight to the links provided.

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Lessons Learned

lessonslearned

A good few rounds of editing is intended to turn a turd of a first draft into a polished manuscript for publishing. Sometimes, however, you don’t catch everything. Sometimes you don’t find them until you release your work into the wide world.

So here, in no particular order, are some things I’ve learned from my current works after their releases:

Why are you so irritating?

Sometimes a character you hope people will find charming and amusing, they instead will find annoying. Really annoying.  Even after you think you’d already ‘fixed’ him. So, best to tone him down for the next instalment. (I’ll protect the fictional character’s identity by leaving him nameless)

Let’s get going already!

First entries in series often suffer from the dreaded pacing disease that is called the slow start.  Let’s get moving quicker, next time, sans the infodumping.

Why is everyone shouting at me?!

This one is simple. Too! Many! Exclamation! Marks! In! Dialogue! Hopefully everyone cools off a bit next time.

Um…shouldn’t you be dead?

Sometimes people get injured. Sometimes they get injured badly. Sometimes they don’t get any treatment. Mysteriously, they live anyway. (Just…no)

Happily The Slaves of the Horned God won’t have any of these issues. (Now let’s make sure it doesn’t have a whole bunch of new issues…)