So, last week, I finished the edit round with In Deep Wish. I think I won that round. It was a tough battle, though. Took a lot of right hooks to the chin and a couple deep body blows. And now I don't have to think about it for 3 weeks. Well, except for writing the cover copy. So far all I have is: Jo does stuff. ;o)
I settled on a series titles for the genie books: Once Upon a Djinn. Not sure it's perfect, but it works and no one else is using it. Besides, it's way better than the losing ideas. So, I added that to listing of Wish in One Hand, and I took the initiative to add it to my cover art - rather than bother my artist.
In other news, I raised the prices for Dying Embers, Wish in One Hand, and BloodFlow up to $2.99. Still not an expensive way to spend your time. I'll raise the price of Accidental Death after the 6th - because I committed to an advertiser to have it at .99 until then, so if you haven't read that one yet, now's the time to one-click that puppy.
I started back to work on Fertile Ground yesterday. Back at the end of last year, I read through it and made edit notes. Now I'm inputting those. Stuff like "If the office is new, where did Rick find out about the connected cases? Why is he working it? Solidify the reasoning." and "Where is the office in relation to Detroit and the airport? Between? Livonia?" and "Need to explain her need to transfer better. If reader hasn't read DE the Jace thing is weird and you need to make that the rationalization rather than the reason." (Yes, I write these notes as if I'm talking to myself - you need to do this, why did you do that, what were you thinking.)
I also started reading through Up Wish Creek yesterday. I love this book. I already think I figured out the cover art idea - Jo in her library. But we'll see if something else jumps out as a snazzier concept.
I got an idea for the beginning of the next genie book. And I got some ideas for the title concept of the next three books. "Djinn on the Rocks", "Djinn and Tonic", "Straight up Djinn" or something like that.
I did something active 5 out of 7 days last week. 3 days of dance/exercise and 2 days of walk or rake. Not bad, but I can do better. Every day is the goal.
My reading kind of fell down. I was focused on my own words, so I only finished one book - The Flight of the Phoenix. Good book. I love the original movie (never saw the remake) and the movie seemed to follow the book pretty well from what I remember.
What did your Week 5 look like?