The very end is so hard! LOL I have been rewriting chapter one of Sacrifice, but now I’m struggling with what the salient points were that I need to keep. Plus I realized that a couple little details were missed in other areas that would link to other versions of the story (from the TCR side of it), and that it may actually change the way one scene in particular goes. Le sigh. So… still plugging away.
I was hoping to publish on my birthday, which is next Tuesday, but I haven’t heard from my cover artist at all. Literally at all. So now I don’t know if anything will be done on time. I’m trying not to sweat it. It’s a self-imposed deadline, after all. But it seemed like a good benchmark. In any case, the manuscript will be done even if it can’t yet be published due to the cover or lack thereof.
I’m hoping, since I have to work my day job on my actual birthday, to go get my passport application put in the next day, so I can feel like an adult with freedom to travel over the border if ever I foolishly thought I could afford to. Ha! Luckily, you can update your health card at the same office, so I’m looking to get both done at once and save myself some aggravation.
That’s it for now. You can expect another update next week!
… is nearly done! It’s been a long slog through personal issues, and I haven’t had the best of luck with my beta readers. Promptness was not a thing, apparently. Anyhow. I had an in-depth discussion with one, and have been working on adding scenes, scouring my prose, re-working things… you know the dealio. And I’m falling in love all over again with Tash and Jhody. <3
I’m expecting to have this draft done this weekend, and off for another read. While that happens, I’ll investigate formatting with Scrivener since it’ll be my first time. Formatting my beta copy wasn’t so… successful. Much weirdness ensued with the resulting pdf, so clearly I need more guidance.
Also, I’m awaiting word from the artist who is doing the cover. I’d really like to have it posted to Kindle by the end of January. That would be exciting!
So, I’ve been a reader of Johnny B. Truant from… well, right from the beginning. I love his tough love attitude, and his way of getting a point across. It was a natural for me to follow along when he started up the Self Publishing Podcast with Sean Platt and Dave Wright, since I’m so interested in writing and publishing our works by any means necessary. Boy, have I learned a lot!
Not only are these guys really entertaining, but we both have figured out more about how we want to present and manage our writing business than we ever could have on our own. I, for one, had never heard of or thought of presenting our stories in ‘seasons’ the way TV shows are done. Sure, I know about serialization, but more as a comic book style or old-timey thing in the era of the Pickwick Papers and such. Wow, I feel like so much is possible now, and so much control is ultimately available in publishing that never was before!
I really look forward to listening to the podcasts with my writing partner every week, and now–oh yes–the SPP boys have a new podcast about things that go bump in the night. I’m really excited to indulge in that, too. But I’m going to make you find that one by going to their main podcast site first, because they deserve the chance to impress you if you’re a writer of any kind looking to self-publish.
Thanks, guys! We are die-hard fans even if you think Stephen King’s endings suck. LOL