Sorry that it's been a couple months since I posted here. If you've been following along over at The Writing Spectacle, you know why. If not, I was helping a friend prepare to move. That's done now, so I am trying to get back to my regularly scheduled life. Which means writing... or rather writerly pursuits.
Yesterday, I picked up Untitled Fantasy again and got back to making edit notes. I was a little over halfway through. Now I'm a little bit more over halfway through.
I feared I wouldn't be able to get back into the groove after six weeks away, but I picked up right where I'd left off and it was like I hadn't ever stopped. Which was totally cool. Usually my brain is all like 'what the hell is happening here' and then I'm forced to go back and figure out where I left off. Yay for brain cooperation.
This is still a behemoth and I still have 42% of the book to make edit notes on, but I'm progressing again. Now, let's see if the notes I made in July and August make any sense when I circle around and start inputting them into the manuscript.
I've also been playing with the idea of writing that Christmas short story set in my genie world. Don't get your hopes up. I started that thing a few years ago and never got back to it. But it would be a nice thing to finish and get out there in the world in time for the holidays. We'll see.
One thing I really need to do is get back to marketing, but I'm not sure where to start and how well any of it will be received after all this time. I mean, it's been a while since anything sold, so the rankings are in the basement and generally, whether we like it or not, that means people are less likely to want to take a chance on a new-to-them book with craptastic rankings. It's best to market when you have a reason to market - like a new book out. Since I don't have a new book out and I'm not going to any time soon, I guess I'll have to make up my own reasons and go for it. Halloween is always a good reason. Maybe I'll do a sale on the genie books around Halloween. Maybe the model books. We'll see. Stay tuned.
Also, looking forward, we have a little less than three months to the end of the year. Yeah, I know you don't want to think about that, but I need to. Spreadsheets arem't going to make themselves and all that.
So, what's on your plate these days? What's up for the rest of the year? Any plans? Or are you hiding from the 2022 workload for a bit longer?