…When you’re making other plans.
– John Lennon
I’d made plans, and to tell the truth, I’m doing pretty good on completing them to spec. But I’ve let the blog slip down to lowest priority. So it hasn’t been getting done.
So, this morning, instead of reorganizing a filing cabinet, I’m here, doing this.
Use your laziness to your own advantage.
If you can be bothered.
Mostly this is an update, because really, what else would it be?
(I do have some posts of a less ad hoc manner brewing, but, well, you’ll see in a second. Why ruin the surprise?)
I’ve been writing Book 3 of the 3rd Eye Detective series. Early days yet – mostly notes, but making good progress. I’ve given myself a March 1, 2020, deadline, mainly because I’ll have Book 2 coming out in the Spring and I remember how hectic it was last time. Don’t think I’ll have the brainpower for original narrative.
Regarding Book 2, for those of you who are fans of Caleb and his adventures, yes it will be released sometime in the Spring. If you’ve been paying attention, I’ll bet you can predict when, but I’ll save the actual release date for a little further down the road. Something I can tell you – I’m probably burying the lede here – is that I will do a title reveal for Book 2 soon. How soon? Halloween-soon.
In 10 days. Mark your calendars.
Also in Book 2 news, I got my edits back from my new editor. I think we’ll work well together. Now I just need to find a good copy-editor at a decent rate. Of course, I’ll need to finish the edits before that, so I’ve got a minute or two.
In related news, the giveaway went well. Care to say, I had enough participants to actually make it a drawing.
Sometimes the reminder that I am a debut author, and not even vaguely well known, is a bumpy road. But them’s the breaks. It’ll get better as more people get to know my work.
Speaking of, if you’ve read Drawn to Flame, please consider leaving a review on Amazon, Goodreads, a 50 ft tall billboard along the highway, you know, whatever you can manage. The social proof really helps – with algorithms and with real people. The more eyes I can get on my books, the better they’ll sell. The better they sell, the closer I get to being able to do this full time. And that means more actual blogging, because time.
I’m not technically doing NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month) this year, but I’ll definitely be writing with the rest of my peeps. I may sign in a leave a word count, but it’ll be a sporadic thing, at best. So, if you’re looking for wordsmith solidarity, hit me up on Twitter. It’s faster and more likely to occur in a timely fashion. As always, I’m around if you’re needing a pep-talk or some writing advice.
I hope you’re Fall is off to a good start.
If you’re writing, I hope it’s going well. Keep it up, even if you feel it isn’t.
Until next time…