This past weekend has been a long one, and not necessarily in the good sense. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t the best either. For one thing, I’ve been feeling a little under the weather (even though the weather outside now is GLORIOUS! Finally it’s feeling like spring!). For another (and this is the big stressor), my sweet almost 21-year-old kitty has not been feeling her best, so I’ve pretty much been on round-the-clock nurse duty. She’s doing okay. I honestly thought she might not make it through the weekend, but she’s still happy, still purring, and most importantly, still eating and drinking. So yeah, she’s been my number one priority these last few days.
She’s my girl and she’s been my friend for a long time!
On the book front, however, I am pleased to report that I have made quite a bit of progress. I went through and did sort of a quick edit/format/spell-check and it’s ready for my editor and beta readers. In doing all that, I got to reread and refresh and I am so happy to say that I love this book. I love it just as much as I love the first one, maybe even more because there’s some new scenery and new characters and the old characters are already established so it was more fun to write! If you enjoyed Cemetery Tours, I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy this one. I’m in the process of assigning its ISBN, but I still need to know a few things, like publication date, how many words the final copy has, etc… Right now, it’s at 73,000 but that is always subject to change. I do need to get back in touch with my cover designer, but he’s currently in Kentucky filming at the site of the sinkhole that swallowed up all those Corvettes (my uncles were in mourning for days…).
Finally, A Platform of Sorts was nominated once again for the Liebster Award! I’m so honored, and I will try to get around to nominating and doing all the facts, but Jazzy and the new book are, again, my first and second priorities. Thank you to my friend Diana at http://brilliantlynovel.wordpress.com for nominating me! I’m honored! 🙂
I also took a trip to the library for research for my next book. If all goes according to plan (I’ve learned that nothing is set in stone when it comes to writing), my next book will be either a stand-alone novel or the first in a trilogy. I’m thinking it will be the former though. I guess we’ll all find out! And hey, I’d rather have too many ideas to choose from than no clue at all!
I hope you all have a wonderful week.
Also, if you’ve read Cemetery Tours, it only needs ONE MORE REVIEW to break 30 on Amazon! It’s been stuck at 29 for a few weeks now, so if you’d like to stop by and write like, two or three sentences on why it’s a good book (or an awful book, but honestly, I’d prefer the former), I’d be eternally in your debt. Thank you all!