Greetings fellow adventurers!
I have embarked on a solo mission. Although, it’s been a year and half in the making, it’s finally happening. I have journeyed with Alt Wit Press for the release of my first three short stories and my novel, Secrets Kept. It’s been a great time of learning, and I’ve enjoyed working with them. But I’ve decided to transition to my own imprint. Ready for it?
So I’ve been quite busy preparing the stories and Secrets Kept to be re-released. And I am pleased to say this massively huge project is nearing its finishing line. All that’s left is to preview the paperback proofs of Tales of Nälu Volume I and Secrets Kept. And make sure all the formatting looks good on all e-reading devices. So hang tight if you were wanting to order a paperback, it should be available soon!
Next major project?
Darkened Hope of course!
Since I got my content edits back from my editor, I have added over 30,000 words to it. Can you believe that? Yeah, I write lean and fast, and then have to go back over and add, add, add. And here I was thinking book two was going to be smaller. Ha! It might yet, but I’m not done editing either.
I am currently getting it ready for the line edit, eek! Deadline I’ve set: June 1st. I have my doubts, but slow and steady wins the race, right?
And then: the cover art! Oh, I can’t wait!
I also have the beginnings of the 5th short story on the computer, but the rest is floating around in my head. Perhaps inspiration will strike!
Speaking of inspiration…I’ve got to be honest with you all. This past year my creative well has dried up and I haven’t been able to write anything new. It’s been like pulling teeth! AND this is the first in over ten years. I mean…I can’t even plan a proper menu or a grocery list anymore. Hey, I’m a Twilight Sparkle-type A personality.
BUT something VERY exciting happened and I just found out about it. So…Twilight Sparkle here is flipping out a little, and not with excitement. Ha!
I am going to a ladies retreat!! This weekend! I can’t remember if I’ve ever gone to one before. There will be silence! Time to refresh and refuel and be inspired! There will be games, food, music, words of encouragement, opportunities for canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, zip-lining, kayaking, massages!!! (I’m totally ignoring the fact there will be 100+ ladies there. *gulp*)
I am so looking forward to it, but I’m also freaking out. Why?
I have never been away from my kiddos for more than a couple of hours, except when I was in the hospital giving birth! Eep. I know we will ALL survive, hubby included. He’s already planning cool things to do with them. It will be a nice daddy-time for them. And I hope to relax and just be. Talk about a year of firsts!
Anyway, I will share a report when I get back. I hope you all have a great rest of the week!