Brain . . . fizzling . . . losing grey matter!
We have guests (again) this week. DSB‘s father and youngest brothers are sticking around until tomorrow meaning work has been there, but not quite as frantic as usual. And while I don’t mind seeing The Fam 😉 I do feel that the push for work has eased off a little too much. I’ll talk about it more below . . .
Actions Last Week
~Complete ‘Read Aloud’ of ‘Second Base’ with all resultant changes
Done. Didn’t have much to do actually and I crammed it all in while DSB’s sister was off shopping.
~Format Createspace versions of ‘Second Base’ to get page numbers
Sorted. I also got started on the Kindle version. ‘Second Base’ clocks 174 pages using the same CreateSpace template as the one for ‘Sugar Dust.’ That means the books are about the same length, which pleases me greatly. 🙂
~Commission ‘Second Base’ cover art with Ravenink on Fiverr
Eeeeerm. She’s currently unavailable. 😦 I don’t know when she’s back or even if she’s okay, but Raven’s profile on Fiverr simply says that she isn’t available right now. Urk!
Activities For This Week
- Format Kindle and Smashwords versions of ‘Second Base’
- Research cover art alternatives 😦
- Make the list of all those who are to receive ARC copies of ‘Second Base’
- Start writing ‘Slippers & Chains: Three’ (min 3,000 words)
Yeeeeeeah . . . that last goal is a big’un. But let me explain!
Waiting until November to start drafting seems like a really silly thing to do when I have so little else left on my list for the rest of the year. I may as well start now, take my time over it and perhaps, as a result, reduce the time required to edit as I’ll be working in less of a mad rush.
Also, Ileandra is going slightly crazy over the ‘Dead and Alive’ thing. You may have heard her say, on Monday, that’ she has already outlined the second season of her series, but she’s not allowed to start writing it until it’s her turn once more. To keep us both happy, I should start sooner rather than later. Maybe she can write that during NaNoWriMo instead of waiting around for me.
As for cover art; I hope Ravenink is back soon, but I can’t wait too long for her as I need time to order proofs, check colours and whatnot. If she isn’t around by the end of September (or if she hasn’t at least responded to my question by then) I’ll have to go to someone else. *sigh*
So, yes. ^_^ As of this week, I’m in drafting mode. Writing the third instalment in the ‘Slippers & Chains’ series. Maybe by this time next week I’ll have a title for it! 😉