Some of you may want to know what a slice of life is like for a writer with a book ready for release. I thought I’d share. And if this happens to be cathartic for me and terrifies you, well, um, sorry. Sorta. 😎 I am manic, and not manic depressive, but just manic. Too much is going on and I don’t have enough time or physical stamina to make it all happen with grace and aplomb. In fact, I don’t have enough time or physical stamina to make it happen with clumsy, gawky, gaucheness.
I think my head might explode. No, really. It might just swell up and detonate with a sonic blast that takes out all the windows in my writing room. And makes a nasty mess. Because, you see, this is release time. For reasons I can’t make sense of, I have four—count ’em, four—releases in the next four weeks. Three releases this week. THREE! This week!
Mind you, I am *not* complaining. It is amazing. I love it all!
But there is a reality that faces writers at release time. I have to do PR for it all, while meeting a deadline for Part Two of the Rogue Mage RPG and World Book, and getting the proposal ready for book … six? Is it six? … of the Jane Yellowrock series. Which
I have to start in 10 days to meet that deadline. And Raven Cursed will be out Jan. 3, 2012, to start all over again.
So far this week, I have done two blogs—wait. This makes it three blogs. Yeah. Three blogs, and Cat Tales has been released. I’ll put the links for the blogs at the bottom of the post if you are interested in reading them.
As I write this on Tuesday evening, Cat Tales is at number 31 and 52 in various Fantasy subcategories, and at #521 overall, all at
Amazon in the Paid Kindle store, and I am fielding angry letters from fans who can’t get the compilation in Canada or the UK. There was a snafu at B&N and the compilation has vanished from their list! Nook readers are clamoring. LOL Pretty nice problems to have, actually! But … deadlines are suffering.
In addition, CE Murphy and I *finally* finished EasyPickin’s the crossover novella we have been working on for over a year. It
goes live for fan purchases (only at our websites) on the 8th, for $1.99, and then live at B&N for Nook and Amazon for Kindle a week later for $2.99. I don’t have a link yet for it. My poor PR person and webmaster are scrambling to get the PayPal link up and the page built. The Hubby and I are answering questions all the way around.
OH! And the AKA Gwen Hunter—remember her?—has a limited edition release this week. His Blood Like Tears is available through the publisher (BellaRosaBooks) only for a short time, limited edition. Why short? Because a certain New York agent read and loves it and wants to offer it for auction. I’m not holding my breath, but the small press pub has agreed to hold off a general release until the agent sees what he can do. So I am signing books for the friends and family who want books (until they are gone). I have a stack nearby, with about five more to sign, but my poor handwriting is now unreadable so I thought I ‘d take a break.
Then, today, this Wednesday evening, I am *live* at PURLS for a three hour chat. I love these girls! You should drop by. It’s a load of fun! And men are welcome. Warning, it is an adult site and the ladies want to know about Jane’s love life. Or, more specifically, her sex life…
In addition to the things with timetables, somewhere in here I have to get SKYP set up for interviews. I have several phone calls to return. And I am reading/critiquing a pal’s manuscript, and learning how to use my Kindle Fire which was a Christmas gift from the Hubby. He got a new boat. (rolls eyes) Yes, we once again have 13 boats. *And* I have to read and implement the necessary things suggested in the PR letter by PR gal.
I realize that there wasn’t a lot to teach or share in this post. I’ll try to bring you something more interesting time! You know, more interesting than a writer with too much to do and not enough to time to do it all in.
See. Head exploding. If it splatters over your laptop or Ipad or phone, I am sorry. And laughing hysterically in that manic state I warned you about!
PS — My website is in the middle of a re-do also, but that is being done by professionals, not by me! Thank God!
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