Well, let’s get right to it, shall we?
I am TWO CHAPTERS away from finishing the 2nd revision of the new book, Rage. Since I have to go back to work on Monday (yeah…ick), I’ve really wanted to be “done” with round two before the 6:20am schedule kicks in again. Once I finish, I’ll set the manuscript aside for about 6 weeks before I go back and do revision #3. That will be the time where I really solidify the story, the characters, and pretty much complete it. Revision #4 (and beyond) will be more for clean up issues – spelling, punctuation, missed words, etc. Not that I won’t fix those in previous revisions, but I will go word by word to catch any problems and mistakes at that time. I literally raise the font to 140 or 150 percent in order to see every period and comma.
And speaking of work – yep. We’re going back. Monday, June 15, when I’ll be back to my usual 7:30am to 4pm schedule. The students are still doing summer classes from home at this point and in the fall, it’s supposed to be some kind of hybrid set -up (online, in-class, etc), but at this point, who knows? Things can change pretty fast when you’re not looking, so that might end up different as well. But for now, that’s the plan.
There’s also been some new Meet & Greet Authors and a new Spotlight artist posted too! If you’re behind, now’s the time to check them out!
As for author events? Well, I’ve signed up for one in October (in Champaign, Ill) and I am hoping that it happens and everything will have calmed down by then. If not, I guess we’ll deal with it, but keep an eyeball peeled for that one. It’s a “new one” for me (Dark History and Horror Convention), so I’m excited.
As for other newness? We bought a cat tree. Monkey loves it. Noodle is wary:
So, that’s about the size of things. Let me know how YOU are handling the summer so far. I love the commentary and sharing! 🙂