My journey to becoming an author is still full of discoveries. I’ve recently learned that I need to master the art of multitasking. Now, we’re talking full blown OCD here. I KNOW how to multitask. Yeah, right. I thought I did. I was wrong.
I am in the midst of putting together several local book signings. I am still working on revisions of my second book. I’m also midway through a short story. Add to the mix, I’m now working on another pet project. And that’s not counting the day to day promos and teasers that I put out on Phoenix Rising, trying to entice interest and ultimately, sales. Yes, my head is spinning. Because that doesn’t even enter into my normal daily routine, that’s just the writer part.
But I’m still enjoying every moment, so it’s all good. I did come to a crashing halt on my short story, however. I needed something climactic to bring my two main characters together. Had a great idea. Realized I needed information to make sure the scenes would be realistic. I called my sister (she knows everything)
Me: Do we know a fireman?
Me: Neil’s (her son) friend, Andre?
Me: Is he full time or a volunteer?
Her: He’s full time, a captain.
Me: Excellent, I need to talk to him.
Her: Okay. What about?
Me: I’m going to burn down a hotel. I need some pointers.
Me: *laughs* It’s for a book
I love this part about being a writer 😉 So while I’m waiting for my interview with the Captain of the Fire Dept., I’m working on revisions of book two. I let one of my beta readers get a sneak peek and so far, she’s been very helpful about spotting a few glitches I need to work on.
I’m also working on my website. I’m not planning on it going live until December, but it doesn’t hurt to get a head start and figure out how I want to set it up. I’ve also scheduled times in December for the cover art and editing of book two. Eternal Embrace is set to be published in the Spring of 2017. I’ve learned quickly that time flies and it will be here before I know it.
So, my days are full and to be perfectly honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I will always be grateful to those two friends of mine that persuaded me to give it a chance. No matter what happens, I will never regret this path.
Enjoy a good book. Relish the scenes; you never know to what lengths the author went to get those details. 😉
Till next week,