Never really meant to go dark like that. A few unrelated – that is, closely related – things happened at once I was left to manage them.
Firstly, the revised, re-edited, and re-covered edition of my first novel, “The Fourth Law,” is now loose in the wild! I am once again thankful to my copyeditor for all her hard work. In close relation to that…
At the suggestion of another writer, I am going to try serializing T4L on wattpad for a couple of weeks to see if it gets any traction. So, if you’re too cheap to spring for the ninety-nine cents for the Kindle edition, and too lazy to post a review afterward, you can read along for free for at least another ten days.
While I was setting all that up, my copyeditor delivered the re-edit of “Echoes of Family Lost.” I applied most of her recommendations – I’ll never say ‘Asian’ for ‘Oriental’! – and should have the physical proof copy of that in my hands tomorrow. If all’s well, it shall be re-released by this weekend.
Not wanting her idle and, besides weekends, not having a day off since January, I made a four-day weekend out of this last. I’ve been doing the work of 1.6 people since the end of December and I needed a tanjed break. Besides sleeping until noon I also have nearly finished my editing pass of what was ‘Defiant’ and is now “The Saga of Nichole5: Friend & Ally.” I’ll need a cover for that so shall be setting up another campaign on 99designs in a couple of weeks.
Actual writing-wise, a year after I said I would I am finally typing out as much of the oral history of my father-in-law as I can recall, especially as regards his service in WWII and time in Hungary’s gulag. Hopefully I can get all the basics complete in no more than three weeks… I still want to know more about Gary’s younger sister, Faustina.
So again, apologies. I’ll try to do better in the coming days!