Warm days with the kiss of summer test my resolve to keep my butt in the writer’s chair. Across the road, the bleat of new lambs draws me to the fence to try to catch a glimpse of their antics. Today I walked over and had a visit with John and Linda and took these photos of the new lambs and the yearling calves.
It’s probably a good thing I have some deadlines to keep me focused. With that in mind, I thought I’d share an update.
I’m very close to finishing the companion piece to Awakening, which is Jackson’s story. The title is The Gift: Betrayal. I’m starting to think about covers and need to line up editors and beta readers. It’ll be a push, but I’ll try to have it published this fall.
I’m also excited to be presenting a workshop on indie publishing which I’ll be delivering in a fifty-minute format at the Creative Ink Festival in May, and in a three-hour format at the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival in July. My goal with both workshops is to provide participants with a better understanding of what to expect before, during and after publication.
On the audio front, the excerpts for the first three books are now done and live. You can find them here: Awakening Revelation Redemption. There have been mixed reviews, and making them is far more time consuming than I imagined, but it’s a lot of fun and I’ll be going forward with recording the excerpts from Penance and Betrayal.
My other writing projects aren’t getting a lot of writing time, but they’re never far from my thoughts and percolate on the back burner while I clear the deadlines.
Meantime, boxes of books are arriving as I stock up for the year.
Enjoy the warming weather. Until next time …