August was a busy month for me and when I sit back and think about everything that happened, I’m surprised I was able to get any writing done at all.
I spent a week working in a completely new unit at my day job, spent a few days learning how to train people to do my current job, oh, and I had a baby. Let’s not forget that! Of everything that happened in August, that was notably the most important. Baby is healthy, cute as can be and already giving Dad fits! I wish I could sleep half as well as she can.
…and one of my fish died…
August also marked the first time I sent work out for beta reading. I was nervous as hell, and really not sure what to expect. I set a fairly conservative deadline for my beta readers and gave them a list of everything I was looking for in the way of feedback. I imagined the process going one of two ways: either they’d all love it, or they’d all hate it. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
To say that I’m grateful would be an understatement. Jimi, Tricia, Ruth, Chris, Scott, and Samantha, you guys are the best! Thank you so much!
So now, after spending a few days working through beta feedback and another round of self-editing, Second Star is off to my editor. While I wait, on pins and needles, to see how badly it gets ripped apart, I will continue working on Book 2, squeezing in writing between feedings and burpings and changings and sleepings. I’m excited about bringing all these characters to life and exploring everything they have to offer. The first two books have changed slightly since I plotted them a few months ago, but the heard of the story remains!
I can’t wait for you guys to experience it!
I also did a little work on Second Star’s cover, but I think I might have been a little premature in posting the “final” cover art. I’ve had some feedback over the last day and a half, which suggests a different take on the font used for the title. So, work on the cover continues. But so far, here’s the newest version:
I’m hoping to have the book back from my editor in the first week in October and I’m aiming for a November release! *crossing fingers*
And now I have to go feed the baby…