A Little Fun, A Lot of Work…

I hope this finds you enjoying your summer. Living in south Louisiana I find days where the humidity matches the temperature tend to keep me inside, more often than not. I’ve never been much of a summer person, preferring the cooler temps of Autumn and Winter.

This past weekend I did get out, though. I attended Author’s Day at the South Lafourche Library in Cut Off, LA. I wish I could say it was a rousing success, and I met a lot of new readers. It might have happened, but the library management fell short on promoting the event, sadly to say.

Not to say that I didn’t have a good time, however. I made a few sales, and I did meet a few readers, enjoying the time to chat with them. It also gave me the day to meet the other authors. I got quite a bit of networking in, and hopefully made new friends. Unwinding at a local Mexican restaurant afterwards with most of the authors was fun, and the conversation was lively.

Future plans were made with authors Genevieve WilliamsEm Shotwell, and Danielle Dauphinet. Hopefully things work out, I would love to see them again. There’s talk of getting together for signings at other libraries and craft shows. One of the authors, Neal Bertrand, did a small video interview on each of us. You can catch it on YouTube HERE.

Other than that, I’ve been honing my formatting skills. The one thing I learned quickly is that I have a long way to go before I can say “I’ve got this.” There are a zillion details, and distractions are a definite deterrent. Details aren’t a problem for me. I’m a stickler for them… the distractions, well, that’s another story. Even though I turned the project in under the deadline, I found out that what I sent didn’t get to the publisher the same way. How that happened is beyond me, so it seems I have a lot more work to do before my next project.

Other than that, not a whole lot is going on right now. I’ve been trying to finish up some short stories that were started awhile back, and I’ve got an idea for a new book. The new guy is definitely going to have to wait, though. Too many unfinished projects tend to make me antsy.

On that note, I’m going to end here, and get back to work. Enjoy your summer, and make the time to read a few books. There are worlds waiting to be discovered!

~Madison

Moi, June 2017

 

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