First, my husband and writing partner Richard and I, are very lucky to be entrepreneurs. So we have a wildly flexible schedule. As the lead person in our business which is writing business parables and speaking at sales conferences, I am engaged in sales and marketing strategies that build our brand and drive revenue – mostly through sales of books, training materials, and professional speaking fees. So each day I have a variety of tasks and yet every day is different which is wonderful. Writing and editing Onyx Webb is my “side project.”
Meanwhile, I have my full time writer husband and business partner.
As the lead writer for Onyx Webb and a true ‘creative’ – Richard has a manic and unpredictable writing schedule. What that often looks like, especially when he is deep into writing, is jumping out of bed at one in the morning (meanwhile I have probably been asleep 2 or 3 hours) to make coffee and start writing.
Then he’ll either collapse from exhaustion or maybe frustration somewhere around 4 or 5 or if things are flying… I will wake up around 6 am to a cup of coffee and him excitedly reading me scenes.
Eventually Richard will go back to bed for a couple of hours and I will get some work done! That will also include me squeezing some in for marketing Onyx Webb in addition to our main business. That means reaching out to bloggers, staying in touch with our special reader group the OW100, and posting across social media like twitter, facebook, and pinterest. Social media may seem like a waste of time to some authors… and it can be if you are not consistent. 2016 is really my year to work on social media (which I am terrific at in our other business) with Onyx Webb. So it requires a little attention, every single day.
By the afternoon, assuming Richard does not need another nap, we will get out to the gym. We calculate our workouts in a point system (that’s a whole other blog post) so we’ll try to get 4 or 5 points which is usually a half or full mile on the treadmill and 3-4 body parts of weight lifting.
Early evening, Richard will squeeze in another hour or two of writing or story plotting while I make dinner. We order from Plated.com each week so I save a little time shopping for a couple of our meals. We have dinner, with any luck watching one of our favorite series like Bates Motel or The Americans and before you know it… the day is over!
About Onyx Webb, Book Two
Onyx Webb, Book Two
by Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton
Publisher: Courage Crafters Inc.
Publication Date: July 9, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural Thriller
Onyx Webb is a complex multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more. The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times.
The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of your favorite TV series (think: supernatural soap opera like American Horror Story) each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.
Buy Onyx Webb, Book Two by Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton
About the Author
Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz are a married writing team. Most well known for their business fables, they’re professional speakers who teach audiences on how to overcome fear of failure and rejection. The Onyx Webb Series is their first serious dive into fiction.
Richard and Andrea have been in love with creating stories together since they met almost twenty years ago and even spent some time in Hollywood writing screenplays, being represented by the producer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Their favorite genres are suspense, thriller, crime and anything of a paranormal nature which is how Onyx Webb turned into a mash-up of all their favorites!