Well, hello there Serrulata Saga pals!
It’s been a week since I bemoaned the fact that I am editing Book Two. I’m happy to report that the process is actually going quite well. I’m not as terrible of a writer as I thought!
I am running into a few challenges, however, when it comes to the consistency of some details.
For instance, I forgot how old I made a side character in Gathering of the Four, and accidentally aged him up in Book Two.
I haven’t come across anything major, but I do think I’m going to do (yet another) read through of Gathering of the Four before I do my final read through of Book Two before sending it off to my critique partners.
(Say that last sentence three times fast!)
So, editing is going well, but I have to admit I’m woefully behind on beefing up my marketing skills. I know it’s something I need to educate myself more about and I know it doesn’t come easy, but—argh—I kinda just want my books to sell themselves? Or to give up entirely?
Once I’m finished with Book Two and have sent it away, I will actually concentrate on really, truly marketing my books.
You heard it here first!
A Thing I Enjoyed This Week
This week has been a bit disjointed for me, since yesterday was a federal holiday and I was off from the day job. (Days off in the middle of the week always throw me.) I was, however, able to stay on top of my exercise regime and ate (mostly) food that is good for me.
So, this week, the thing I most enjoyed was giving myself a pat on the back!