After an extremely busy weekend of work and play (though admittedly, I felt it was more play), it is time to get back down to the daily grind. Of course, for the self-employed author, the daily grind is actually quite enjoyable, so I’m not complaining. Still, I’ve kind of been in Self-Congratulatory-Fun mode since Comic Con ended and I need to get back to my Okay-You-Are-Building-Your-Future-You-Need-To-Be-Serious-And-Stay-Focused mode.
And even as I’m writing this, I just took a break to go buy “Cups” on iTune. Focus, Jackie, focus!
Okay, so what do I need to focus on, exactly? That’s a good question. The two big ones are
1) My signing at Half-Price Books on June 24.
Originally, I had thought that my signing on June 24 would just be for Boy Band, but Half-Price has since contacted me and asked if I would bring all three books! Of course, I am more than happy to do so. I need to get to ordering those books, however. I also need to restock on all my fun giveaway stuff, like postcards and bookmarks. Comic Con kind of wiped me clean (which is a good thing!). But I need to stay on top of all that.
2) Cemetery Tours 3.
As I told everyone at Comic Con, I plan on releasing the third Cemetery Tours late September-early October, just in time for Halloween! That means I have a LOT of work to do between now and then. I know where the book is going to go, but I am also going back and re-writing and thanks to events and a lot of weird life things, I’m afraid I’ve fallen a bit behind. June is going to be my catch-up month. I do have a teaser board up and going on Pinterest, if you’d like to check it out and see what may or may not be in store for our haunted heroes (OMG that sounded so cheesy… I apologize): https://www.pinterest.com/windtrailpub/teaser-board-cemetery-tours-3/
I’m especially eager to get back to work on my Cemetery Tours series because of all the enthusiastic feedback I’ve gotten from readers, especially those I’ve met at recent book events and fellow authors.
So much love!
I’ve also been playing around with the idea of redesigning the covers to the series. I love the covers I have now, masterfully created by graphic designer Benjamin Durham, but the thing is, I used ShutterStock images. After designing the cover to Boy Band, I’m realizing that I think I prefer using my own images. I don’t have to pay for rights and there’s no limits on how I use that image. So, that’s something else to think about. If you have copies of Cemetery Tours and Between Worlds now, congratulations! You might have limited first edition covers!
Love to all!