Hello everyone… it’s been a while since my last blog, over a week in fact. Sorry about that, but I have a reasonable excuse.
Last week I was busy busting a gut getting Ascension polished up and ready for release. I managed to get it done in a week, but they were some seriously long days at Starbucks. I’m still a bit worn out from all the intense focus work and there’s no time for rest as I need to use this week to get a lot of admin stuff done. I’m talking about things like arranging guest blogging, formatting files, catching up with my emails, and other things I have to do. Ascension is now in good shape though, and thanks to the lovely four ladies who have critiqued it for me, I feel it’s in top condition and ready for sale once I’ve done a final proof on it.
I’ve also been busy with proofing Forbidden Blood and getting sick. Catching a pesky cold was not on my agenda and it really slowed me down the week before last when I was trying to get a lot of stuff done. In fact, it slowed me down so much that my proof of Forbidden Blood ended up taking most of the week! Crazy. I should be able to get a book that size proofed in a couple of days.
I don’t think it helps that it was also my first week of trying to do writing related stuff since I became a full time author. I hadn’t quite settled in to working from home yet and it was easy to get distracted. That’s why I spent all last week in Starbucks, as I knew I could focus there and would speed through my work and get back on schedule. I’m now back on track, but I still have a lot of the admin type stuff to get done.
To be honest, I can’t wait to get writing again. Editing and proofing is one thing, but nothing beats writing. I miss it. I can’t remember when I last wrote something, rather than edited or proofed. It must have been Hunter’s Moon late last year! I’m more than overjoyed that once I put together the outline plan for Her Guardian Angel, I’ll be writing it. That should start early next week, so I’ll probably be around a bit less at first until I can gauge whether I’ll hit my deadline for it.
I guess all authors wish they could just write and then hand everything else over to someone else to worry about but that’s just not possible when you’re an indie, and in reality it probably isn’t even possible for best selling NYT authors. They still have to read the book back to ensure it makes sense and works, and do edits.
Still, I have a few books to write for this year, so I’ll be sinking my fangs into them ASAP and getting back into being an author again and worrying less about the admin stuff!
Hope you’re all having a great time. Spring has truly sprung here and the days are sunny at last. It’s been a few weeks since we had rain, although I wouldn’t mind some for my garden! Poor plants are trying to grow but the weather just isn’t giving up the wet stuff they need.
Keep your eyes peeled for a cover post this week… I’ll be putting up the cover of Forbidden Blood for everyone to see.