Published April 01, 2019 by

April Writing update

Hello and welcome to my April writing update. These are posts that I do once a month to talk about my writing progress and life in general.

I recently wrote and posted some extra material for my story How I was Murdered by a Fox Monster. You can check out the extra chapter that comes after book two here. I also drudged up a short piece written by the point of view of Shiki Moriyama about how he created his famous attack that you can read here. It stars Shiki, Akito, Nina's Bro and Kanako back when they were young, so you can get some great insight into their dynamic. I also posted some pictures I have of Japan which you can find here.

The extra chapter is part of my How I was Murdered by a Fox Monster 3 project, and can also be called Daisuke gets a girlfriend. I felt a little sorry for him and the way that he always fails to get the girl, so I wanted him to succeed at least once. I have some ideas for Daisuke's next story, so I hope to post some chapters when I next get the chance.

As for ebook sales, they haven't been going anywhere recently. Mainly because I haven't been investing any time or money towards marketing. Out of all the paid advertisement programs I've tried so far, I've had the most success with Amazon's ad program, so I hope to invest a little in that again once I have the time to set it up properly. I currently don't have a copywriter (other than me) so I want to scan my products for any mistakes again before I put them up for sale.

I always thought that the most successful books were the ones which were the best written, but now it seems that's not always the case. Often the best selling books are the ones which companies have put the most money behind in terms of advertisements and marketing.

I want to try writing more in the upcoming months. I have some free time because I chose not to renew my contract because I became pregnant.

I'm getting old, and it was my plan to have a kid, so I'm greatly looking forward to the birth, but going through pregnancy is defiantly a lot harder than I expected. I thought that I could be like Serena Williams and still remain active, healthy, and continue on with my main job, but in reality it was more like a scene from the other Bolyn girl where I had to remain in bed for a week due to complications.

My health seems fine now, but I can no longer work at the same pace that I had before. I used to work about three jobs. I've really had to cut back and have decided not to renew my contract, leaving me with a few months of unemployment before any type of maternity leave kicks in. The child will still be too young to enter day care when my maternity leave finishes, so I may also have a few more months of unemployment before returning to work.

If I hadn't planned for a situation like this and saved money, I would defiantly be in a financial black hole. If I had a wedding ceremony and expensive honeymoon, instead of skipping it and saving the money for a baby I would have also been screwed. I have also read many posts by other women in similar, or worse situations, and have been plunged into sudden poverty because they could not continue working due to pregnancy complications. I can really see why women chose not to, or delay having children. Even in 2019 it's still a punch to your career. If my husband and I were younger and didn't have money saved, I'm not sure how we would have coped.

Due to having no job or income at the moment, I really need to invest in some free hobbies to I hope to continue writing more over the upcoming months. I also previously started writing translations for the final fantasy novel so I hope to write and post more of those when the writer's block strikes.

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Works by M.C.Queen

Memories of a Soul in the Underworld

Story summary: Ethan is a soul in the Underworld with no memory of his life on Earth. He is bought and sold by various masters for centuries. Traveling from large industrial towns to scorching hot deserts. During his journey he picks up the skills, knowledge and magic to escape his enslavement. He runs with the intent of living a free life, but is pursued by agents until he’s cornered on a remote mountain range. With little time left, Ethan begins to recount his life and masters in the hope of leaving a record of his existence. These are his memories. Read online here!

How I Was Murdered By A Fox Monster

They say life flashes before you in that moment before death. I could see it all reflected in the blade. I was standing under the cherry blossoms at my school entrance ceremony, eating cake at my sister's wedding, standing outside praying the monster wouldn't come tonight. I might not be dead yet but I can see what's coming, this is the story of how I was murdered by a fox monster!