So . . . after this morning’s rant (sorry) I think it’s time to reel it back in (I’m still buzzing) and think about my own damn work.
Actions Last Week
~Outline brief for Sarai
Yes. We got the shoot done too! A couple of shots may need to be redone, but I’m happy with what we have so far. ^_^
~Make the decision on where to publish and price
*sigh* Okay . . . for now (and just for now) I’ll be publishing ‘Sugar Dust’ exclusively through Amazon via KDP. This is only because I may need to use the money DSB won to pay for other things and I don’t want to blow it all on ISBNs. And I don’t want to publish paperbacks (or anything else) without the information leading straight back to Little Vamp Press. So now CreateSpace ISBNs and no Smashwords ISBNs for me. As to price . . . it’s a novella, I’m going to price it as such. Probably about the same as MEO:TFS.
~Complete half of the ebook formatting
Done. All of it. It was actually pretty easy (at least it was, now I know how it works)! Now to do the paperback, ready for when the time comes. *sigh*
Activities For This Week
- Finish photoshoot with Sarai to get the shots I need for cover art for ‘Sugar Dust’
- Complete half the paperback formatting for ‘Sugar Dust’
- Send this month’s newsletter
- Chase beta comments for ‘Second Base’
- Send x2 review reqeusts for MEO:TFS
Admin, admin, admin. As necessary as it is (sometimes) boring.
I was talking to the Funk Master the other day about how much I love doing what I’m doing. How much I’m pleased that I’m able to do this to the exclusion of almost anything else. Just saying it reminds me to be grateful, even though I whine about it most (okay, quite a lot) of the time.
Situations like Dylan Saccoccio’s melt down just remind me to be grateful for what I have. And to love it. Because this is what it’s all about . . . guiding people to feel something, even if it is mild disdain.
When The Sprogs start their proper nursery in September, I will have three hours every weekday to devote to my writing. It will be about the same amount of time I have right now, but spread across the whole week rather than crammed into two days. I’m looking forward to it so, so much because I know that’s the point when all this work I’m doing now will start to flourish. Fully. Then, next September The Sprogs will start proper nursery, being there every day for a full working day (well . . . 8.30am to 3pm or something like that).
These posts will be even more necessary then, but the level of progress we’ll all see will be something else entirely. I just . . . I’m looking forward to it so much. I can barely wait.