Hello again. I can’t believe it’s another Sunday. No idea how long I have to type before the kids bust in on me, so I’ll get right to it. I feel like I’m split between a bunch of fronts right now. It doesn’t help that work is absorbing a lot of my energy, too. We’re also going to the coast next weekend, so I need to get ready for that. We reserved a dog friendly yurt at a state park I used to spend time at as a kid. I can’t wait! We haven’t spent enough time at the beach the last couple of years.
Now, diving into all things writing:
I’m reviewing the proof of Queen Witch in print. It’s very strange to see my book in paperback. I’m doing a regular and a large print edition, so I have two copies to review. I already know I’ll have to resubmit because I made some rookie mistakes. I chose white paper instead of cream, for one, and now that I have it in hand it looks totally unnatural. I also need to increase my margins at the top, which might mess with my page count, meaning requesting more work from my cover artist…argh. I struggle with whether it’s worth it to put the paperback together. Maybe I’ll think about contracting out for the formatting, etc. next time. But it’s still a lot of work, especially doing two editions.
I’m working through plot bunnies in Chaos Calling, the sequel to Queen Witch. Today I want to print out my outline for the last half of the book, compare it with notes I’ve been making over the last couple of weeks, and start fixing it. I want to have a good idea where I’m headed by May 10 so that I can blast through the rest of the first draft in the last five weeks of the round.
Until then, my major focus is revising Flight, a paranormal romance novella. I’m over one major hurdle, and staring a second one in the face. After that it should be smooth sailing until I need to tackle the ending, which needs a bunch of work. And….by May 10.
Another novella in the Children of the Sidhe series, Vessel, is free on Amazon today. The promotion started yesterday and this morning it’s at #13 free in paranormal fantasy and #46 free in paranormal romance. That’s pretty cool! The first novella, Tribute, is only $0.99 right now, and I’ve seen a spike in sales with the free promotion.
That’s it from me. Best of luck to all of you in the coming week!