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  • Writer's pictureRuby Saizan

Achievement Unlocked

Website is up! A very sparse, beginner website, but it's up all the same. Other items to tackle:

  • Personalize the website

  • Create a newsletter

  • Write another book

  • ???

I suppose this blog post is Step 1 in "personalize the website," though blogging has never been a favorite thing of mine. I'd much rather write about made-up worlds than my own. But I do want to say thank you for checking out my section of the internet.

My first book is available—a romantic novella set in a magical universe. I do plan on making this into a series, as well as expanding this first volume into a longer story, but that's a ways down the link. You can check out The Tree of Dragon Tears now—available on Kindle Unlimited.

I didn't intend for this to be my first book—I'd always thought that would be a vampire novel I've had in my head for over a year now. I will write that book, but The Tree of Dragon Tears felt like a good place to get my feet wet with self-publishing. Having a title published opens a few doors in terms of resources, and helped me learn the lay of the land.

I definitely learned a few things:

  • Epilogues are important.

  • Readers do not really care for flashbacks.

  • Don't skimp on the world-building.

I have ideas in my head for three other series—one contemporary romance with a kink angle, a fantasy environment that follows The Tree of Dragon Tears, and a vampire/werewolves/whatever else urban fantasy series. All are queer romances that will focus on M/M and F/F pairings. I'm excited to get these ideas on paper.

Part of the "research" that I'm enjoying more than I thought I would is using Pinterest. Yes, not all that radical a platform, but I'm getting a ton of inspiration from the images I collect. You can check out my boards here!

Until next time,


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