It’s been a long time since we had rain, real honest-to-God rain and it was great to see and hear the weather in action.
Writing has been slow again, mostly because of my own personal mood has been sour. Mostly just plot work and note-taking.
Oh, and irritation. Amazing amounts of irritation. I’m not sure if I can blame Amazon for the end of most bookstores. Because as far as I can tell, most bookstores were run by people that had absolutely no clue how to run a business in general or specific. Or comic book stores, with the added bonus that there is so very little that I want to read or see these days.
…what do my fellow younger geeks like these days that doesn’t make me want to consider every bad Pacino rant ever?
There’s a point of no return on some projects. Where you have hit the button and you’re committed.
I just hit that point today, for KDP. Solist At Large is in the KDP publication pipeline, so sometime by Monday or Tuesday, I’ll be wondering if I’ve done something right or wrong or something to that effect.
I’m hoping that I’m not going to jinx myself by saying this, but…
I did one final look-through for Solist At Large and if there are any soft spots in the novel, a freshman author like me can’t find them. This means I just need to do the last little bits, assemble and prepare for KDP, and put it up for sale. I’m aiming to upload it on Amazon on 9/20, so I can make it past the self-imposed deadline of having published something before my birthday.
I have to thank Sarah Hoyt for creating the cover-
And, of course, the title blurb-
Adelaide Taylor is the newest Solist to have gained her powers. A magical warrior of the ancient and lost Dawn Empire, she moved from California to New Jersey in secret. Enrolled in a very Catholic high school, she has to find her Companions-five teenagers that will help her to defeat magical threats to the human race. But, in the process of becoming a Solist, Adelaide has to hide the truth of her past from everyone else. Including the five people that she needs to trust the most.
And, there are secrets that Adelaide still has to discover about herself and the world she has become a part of…
And, who she truly is.
So far, so good…and fingers massively crossed…
Date on the calendar set for next Saturday for me to finish everything up.
And, after this? I’m probably going to junk and redo a good quarter to third of The Winter Solist, the sequel (the plot outline isn’t translating into story the way I wanted it). Learn how to use Daz3D to make the next cover. And…survive the harsh indignities of Amazon reviewers.