I hate to say this, but I might be a little scarce over the next couple of weeks. I’m off to have a little vacation and see people I haven’t seen in a while. I’m looking forward to it, but I don’t know how much time I’ll have for my usual online activities, including this blog. I’m likely to be busy, and don’t want to assume I’ll be around when I’m not sure.
So I’ve made a plan and I’m implementing it. Yes, I’m being vague on purpose. It’s called being crafty, dammit! 😉
But the short version, as much as I’m ready to share at the moment, is that I am putting something in place to go on here on my blog that will hopefully keep everyone entertained and happy in my likely absence. You’ll all learn about it shortly (stay tuned for my next blog post, which will fill you in on all the information), but I think it’s going to be fun.
Beyond that, my plans for myself during this vacation are to edit my little heart out while I’m gone. That’s what I did last year (remember, I’m a writeaholic, even says so on my Twitter bio). So I’m turning everything I have into pdf’s and loading them up into the iPad. This way I can edit at the airport, and anywhere else I might be going, and I don’t have to worry about running out of stuff to work on for mark-ups.
I’m already about halfway through Second Thoughts at this point. It needs a fair bit of revising, but it’s the first draft, so that’s expected. Besides, I hadn’t actually planned to write it when I did. It bit me. And then I wrote it in like five days I think. It was crazy. Also, remember what I said about learning to catch some of my more basic problems as a writer that I wasn’t seeing? Well, I’m seeing it a lot. It’s frustrating, but at least I can see them now, which also means I can fix them. I suppose that’s progress, right?
The nice thing about this trip is that I can take my laptop with me this time, and this is good because I’m basically expecting revision notes on three different manuscripts at the moment (not sure when they’ll come in though) and I’ll want to get to work revising those the moment I get them. Trust me on that. Two of them will likely go off to my new editor when I get through with them, because I’d like to get them both out the door fairly quickly. One of them is most definitely anticipated by many. 🙂
And, of course, the thought of having those two out the door leads me inevitably to other thoughts. Like covers. I have fond memories of getting the cover done for Bound. I’m looking forward to doing that again.
I’m also thinking of enlisting the aid of some friends with blogs for cover releases. I’m not asking now, but if that’s something you’d be interested in helping me with, please keep an eye out here, as I’ll be asking for at least expressions of interest, and possibly commitments, when I know I’m closer to being ready for that. If you’re considering it, please know that I’d be endlessly grateful. I mean it.
The more I’ve been watching other self-pub authors on Twitter, the more I realize that I can’t do this alone, that I need to ask for help, and that I need to perhaps be a little less stoic about this whole thing. Mb help me with that a bit? As I said, it would be tremendously appreciated. ❤