It’s away! The total manuscript of my book has been sent to formatting today. When it comes back it will be all shiny and polished ready to insert the remaining edits and ship off to the copyright office. If the copyright office is still open and functional anyway by the time it’s all said and done…
I’m hoping to have it back from printing and on the shelves by Christmas if everything goes well. I’ve got a few local bookstores willing to display several copies for me and ebook copies will be available in online markets. The closer I get to holding the freshly printed pages of my own words in my hands the more exciting it’s becoming. I mean it’s one thing to have a few articles published here and there, and this… but it’s not a book. I’ve already crossed the bridge from a writer to an author since my words have been published by people other than myself, but feeling the pages, smelling the ink… it’s just different, okay?! Lol.
My NaNoWriMo 17 project (like all of my other fiction) is stuck on an important plot point that I can’t quite convey the way I want. I’ve written it and rewritten it and it’s just not cooperating with me. I might go in a different direction all together.
As many of my regular followers have noticed I haven’t been active here very much in recent months. Now that life has calmed tf down for once I don’t need my writing as an emotional outlet anymore. I’m not going to completely retire the trusty ol’ blog, but I don’t really foresee being involved with it as much as I have in the past. I don’t really know what I’m going to do with it. I haven’t really thought about it much at all honestly lol.