Monday, July 1, 2019

Almost There!


Black Lilies is now in the hands of my editor and beta readers, and I get to relax! I anticipate a few more revisions, but nothing compared to the mass overhaul I've been dealing with this week.

It's such a weird feeling to finish a book. I love this free time looming in front of me. Like, should I launch myself straight into the next book? Or maybe take a few days off and bask in the knowledge that I'm done with a project that took me over four years? Paint something? There's a steampunk cat I've been wanting to draw...maybe I'll work on that. Or just drink a beer and work on nothing.

Next weekend is Jamboree Days, and Teri, Elijah and I have been working hard to make some cute stuff to sell at our booth. I'll try to post pics of all our fun trinkets and book swag in my next post. It's a shame Black Lilies won't be ready in time for the event, but we'll still have Chasing Echoes, Jacob Jax and the Watermelon Tree, and Trin's new comic book: The Branch. We've got some super cute stuff to go with Jacob Jax and the Watermelon Tree. Kids' books are super easy to accessorize. 

That's all I've got for now. I just had to come on here and proclaim how good it feels to have the toughest part of the publication process behind me! *knocks on wood*

6 comments:

  1. I'm so excited that BLACK LILIES is in this next stage!! Definitely treat yourself to something fun and relaxing. I love editing! I can't wait until I have something to edit. Lol! And I can't wait to see your booth and what you're making. I remember you had that really pretty soap for CHASING ECHOES.

    Also, a steampunk cat sounds fun. ^_^

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    1. Wow, there are people out there who actually like editing? I like it for about the first five minutes. After that me and editing develop a nice, healthy, seething hatred for each other.

      I loved those Chasing Echoes soaps! I still have a couple left, but not enough to sell. Most of this year's stuff will focus on the Jacob Jax booth because watermelon-themed stuff is so easy to come by.

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  2. I agree with Krystal... Steampunk cat!

    Also, I'm three chapters in and I love it! I'd be farther along, but you know how complex my life can get. Do you want me to send you notes as I make them? Or save it for the end? I'm doing a sort of "stream of consciousness" feedback, as I don't know if I have time to neaten it up. I'm just jotting down a few things in each chapter, and I'll try to give my overarching feel for it at the end as best I can.

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    1. I love your stream of consciousness feedback Tom, and there is absolutely no need to clean it up! So happy you're enjoying the book so far!

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  3. Congrats on finishing Black Lilies. I loved Chasing Echoes, so I cannot wait for this one! ♥

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    1. It's getting released this August! I can't wait for you to read it. :)

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