Hello, all – I’ve been busy making a quick change to my Thanksgiving Day plans and went the sandwiches and chips route. It was fun and I also got a surprise in my X-Box which I played most of the day and finished. Not that this should be construed as a complaint – Gearbox has been amazing with DLC, and with it they do advance a general story line about the world that you’re on, but this one was done in a matter of hours and I had to play online to complete it (I don’t think there is a way to finish one of the races without a partner). I don’t mind playing online, but I don’t think you should have to do so to finish the game. Oh, well – if you’re a Borderlands fan, you’ve already gotten this and started making little explosion sounds and talking like a certain professional wrestler. Not unlike me.
I took yesterday off, it being a holiday – but I still have some momentum to carry me through the next few days. I am trying to shoot for a December finish and trying to get the professional editing done before the end of the first quarter. The pace is picking up and we’re going to have the first major spooky event with the new pod soon. It’s coming together nicely – just looking forward to having it done so I can move on to the next one… which ever that one is. Maybe I’ll start that romance novel Valentina’s Feast and get that going. I have two series that should get started (well, started and completed for both of them, but are we surprised? If you are, then you should read some of the earlier posts). I like the idea of working on single shots to get an idea of what needs to be done in order for the tent pole series (Spooksayer
Tyro’s series – thus far unnamed) and get them successful. My first novel (the one finished editing and almost ready for release into cold, cold world) is a test as to how to get everything set up for more than one market – mainly Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, along with CreateSpace to get physical books out there. Also, I am getting ready for the website to go up shortly before the release of the book on the various formats so I can have everything linked together for convenience’s sake. For that, I am going to recommend this book for anyone taking the same route I am taking: Are You There Blog, It’s Me Writer. It’s about setting up and using social media to support your work. I am reading it right now and it’s a nice, witty look at how social networking can be used to advance your fanbase.
Well, since I don’t have Friday off, I’m going to hit the shower and get ready for work. With any luck, it’s going to be a slow day.