It’s been a long and eventful year since Finding Sage was released in March of 2014. One year later, the sequel A Gray Crusade is finally out! You can purchase it on Amazon here.
After a long writing process, a full nine months after the original release date, I’m proud to announce that the sequel to Finding Sage, A Gray Crusade, is finally available for pre-order!
The book will be released on March 16. I will have paperbacks available, although as of now, only the e-book is available for pre-order. To pre-order on Amazon, click this link.
I’ve decided to do something that is, if I may say so myself, rather remarkable. I’m offering Finding Sage for free.
It’s only today and tomorrow, so be sure to get your download while it still lasts. The download link is here.
I continue to be humbled by the things people are saying about Finding Sage. This is from a review that was posted on a book blog yesterday:
First of all, I haven’t updated this blog in a while. Sorry about that. The beginning of summer classes and the need to revamp the website caused me to push updating back. So now, I’m making a public announcement: this is going to be a once-a-week thing. Believe it. It’s happening.
Second, props to my good friend William Sipling for giving a killer new design to the website. It looks beast.
Now for the real news. Today starts a blog tour! What’s a blog tour, you say? Well, I’m glad you asked!
When most traditionally published authors release a book, they go on a tour to different book signings and interviews. Indie authors, however, often don’t have the same resources. One of the sacrifices of self-publishing is that you don’t have PR people to set these things up for you (although not all publishing houses even do that anymore). A good way to get around this is by doing blog tours, and using the internet to get the word out about your book. Today is the start of one of those, and I’m really excited. It will have book reviews, interviews with me, the music I listen to while I write, my dream cast, and more for Finding Sage.
Here’s the schedule and links to the websites. Be sure to stop in the websites and see what they have going on.
Tour Schedule – One Week Blog tour for Finding Sage by Logan Judy from May 26 to June 1, 2014.
The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl – Spotlight with Excerpt
The Idle Musings of a Writer’s Mind – Spotlight with Excerpt & Top Ten
Karen Swart – Spotlight with Excerpt, Author Interview, Dream Cast & Playlist
Eclipse Reviews – Spotlight with Excerpt, Dream Cast & Playlist
Deal Sharing Aunt – Spotlight with Excerpt & Author Interview
Our New Generation for Reading – Spotlight with Excerpt
Becca Anne’s Book Reviews – Spotlight with Excerpt & Dream Cast
Night Owl Reviews – Spotlight with Excerpt, Dream Cast, Top Ten & Playlist
Cofffee Books & Art – Spotlight with Excerpt, Guest Post, Top Ten & Playlist
MI Bookshelf – Spotlight with Excerpt
Bookworm for Kids – Spotlight with Excerpt
MHZ Book Reviews and Giveaways – Spotlight with Excerpt
Book Hostage – Spotlight with Excerpt & Author Interview
Bajgajka Loves Books And Giveaways – Spotlight with Excerpt, Dream Cast & Playlist
The Avid Reader – Spotlight with Excerpt, Author Interview, Dream Cast, & Playlist
Raven Reviews – Spotlight with Excerpt & Top Ten
Breny’s Book Obsession – Spotlight with Excerpt
Indy Book Fairy – Spotlight with Excerpt
A Cauldron of Books – Spotlight with Excerpt, Dream Cast, Top Ten & Playlist
Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom – Spotlight with Excerpt
2 Girls & A Book – Spotlight with Excerpt
Bound 2 Escape – Spotlight with Excerpt
Angels with Attitude Book Reviews – Spotlight with Excerpt, Author Interview, Guest Post & Playlist
Bookraptured – Spotlight with Excerpt & Playlist
Sweet Treat Reading Reviews – Spotlight with Excerpt
Step Into Fiction – Review
Author Christy Sloat – Spotlight with Excerpt & Guest Post
Fiction Dreams- Spotlight with Excerpt
There will also be a free giveaway for an E-copy of Finding Sage, which you can enter by clicking on the link below.
At the beginning of this month, I was determined that I was going to have the first draft of my newest book done by the end of the month. I’m estimating it to be around 80,000 words. That’s right. I was going to write 80,000 words in a day. NaNoWriMo is only 50,000 words and a lot of people don’t make it, so I knew I was being ambitious. I was going strong, writing about 3,000 words a day, when something hit me.
My research paper.
Sometimes I forget that I’m still in college. It really sucks remembering that, especially when you have a 3,500 word research paper to write. Plus, there’s also your day job. Because of these responsibilities, I had to push drafting the novel back. It pained my heart to do so, but I’d really like to graduate with grades other than D’s, so it had to be done. However, I’m now proud to say that the paper in question has been submitted, and my coursework for the semester is completed. I do have summer classes, but those don’t start for another month, leaving me with quite a bit of time in between now and then to get some work done.
So it’s back to the writing cave. I’d like to say that I can work overtime and still get the book done on time, but I’m not that stupid. I’m only about a third of the way done, and there’s no way I’m writing 60,000 words in a week. I’m not that stupid. But all is not lost. I still plan to release the novel in the summer, and if I’m lucky, July, but I realize that things often get pushed back. It took me two years to write my first book, and with good reason. I was still figuring it out. Heck, I’m still figuring it out right now. But it’s coming.
Before I go back into the cave, however, I do have some exciting information. I have settled on a title for the second book of The Rogue. I’m throwing it out on the internet so that I can’t change my mind, as I’ve already done half a dozen times. I do really like this one, and I’m so confident in it that I’ve already ordered the book cover, which I hope to be able to show you sometime fairly soon. The title is (drum roll, please) . . . . . . . . . . .
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A Gray Crusade.
Like it? I hope so. Otherwise all of that drama will have been incredibly childish.
Maybe it was anyway.
The time has come for book signings! The first shipment came to my house on Wednesday and I’m thrilled to start looking into doing book signings in my local area. And if you want one but don’t live around West Lafayette, IN, that’s not a problem. Just email me at email@example.com and I can send you one. Due to the time-consuming nature of mailing them, however, I can only do 20 of these per month, so keep that in mind. The price is $14 including shipping.
As I hope you know, I’m hard at work writing the sequel to Finding Sage. Here’s a little update on how that’s going.
I’m loving the story. When I write, I’m not one of those people that can have an outline of everything that happens beforehand. I’ve tried to do that, but it just doesn’t work for me. Instead, I end up changing the outline so many times that I might as well trash it. So writing is an adventure for me, because I discover the story as I’m writing it. And I am really enjoying this story, and hopefully you will too!
This book follows two primary things that were left unanswered in Finding Sage. The first is the phoenix symbol. What does it mean? Why is it showing up in Silas’s dreams? Why did the prime minister have a pendant of it? What’s the significance? That is a big deal in this book, and the book also follows Grayson. After the debacle in New York, will he still pursue the life of his best friend? Does he still think that’s the right thing to do? What will happen when he finally faces that moment? Also in the story are some new characters that are a lot of fun, plus one returning minor character from the first book.
My original plan was to release this book in the middle of June, but alas, classes and my day job have gotten in the way, so I must push the date back. Now I’m hoping for the end of June or early July. Rest assured, I will get it to you as soon as I can!
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