So, I stole this from Sammie Maxwell’s blog, and I’m going to do excerpts. Not just for me, though that’s where I’m starting, but for others as well. I’m sharing a short excerpt from my latest Work in Progress, Balancing Act, another installment in the Hearth and Forge series. And guess who gets to fall in love this time? Shaylie, of course! But you’ll never guess who her leading man is! Well… we open in his point of view, so… without further adieu…
After a few frustrating laptop restarts (one because I forgot to plug it in when I got back from Write-in on Tuesday night and it ran out of batter and one because stupid Windows update that I told to wait until non-use hours, but restarted when I was in the middle of working on planning my garden?) and months (14, to be specific) of writing and procrastinating and hair-pulling and crying and general temper-tantrums and writers’ block…
I have officially completed the first draft of Nerdgasm!
It’s time to PARTY!
(And by ‘party’, I mean…)
And get back to all the other projects I’ve been neglecting lately for this beast that I love so very much. I’m still on schedule (allbeit a tighter one than planned) for publication on Black Friday. This is very exciting news for me. Also exciting? I’m still excited about this book! It’s currently as good as I can make it without input from my peers, so I’ve got to share this thing with a couple of my beta readers. Which means that for a few weeks, this thing is out of my hands.
Which is a bit terrifying when I consider that I’m counting down to 7 months to publication date. BUT I’M NOT LOOKING AT THAT DATE. Instead, I’m looking at being able to start revisions in mid-May, send it back, get some final edits in, then start the agonizing process of formatting for ebook and print. And also finalizing cover design.
So that’s my news for the week on Nerdgasm! See y’all around later, hopefully soon, with more awesome updates!
Another author interview today! This week, I talked with JR Creaden, a YA/SF author.
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