Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Update - Week 3

I can't believe it's already January 18th.  The days are all WHOOSH lately.  Then again, I can't believe it's Sunday.  (But we've already established I have trouble figuring out what day of the week it is.)

Anyway,  here's the lowdown on last week:

I finished the second round of edits on Dying Embers and then sent that sucker off to a couple people for proofreading.

After some back and forth with the cover artist, we have the final decision.

Now he's waiting on me to come back with a tagline and a blurb.  (I assume for the print version of the cover.)  I told him I'd have those to him by Monday, so I have today to complete them.  (I thrive under pressure.)  In all reality, I should've already had these things done, but I brainfarted out, so now I'm scrambling to get those into tip-top shape.  Lucky for me, I already had a rough blurb from all that querying I did.  Unfortunately, I totally didn't use it for more than a jumping off point.  I'll post more about taglines and blurbs over at B.E.'s Writerly Space, and maybe do something fun with it tomorrow.

Now I really have to get with a formatter because I am profoundly lazy and I hate writing HTML.  I have a line on one that a BFF uses, so that shouldn't be too hard.  I just have to hope they have time in their schedule for me.

Since I got the edits back and shot the book off for final proofing, and I hadn't gotten the cover back or been asked for a blurb, I spent the majority of mid-week slacking off from writing.  I did some major discovery shit in the family tree (which you can read about here) and I read a bunch.  One of the things I read was Cowgirls Don't Cry by my very good friend, Silver James.  Actually, I inhaled it yesterday evening.  It was awesome.

That's my week in a nutshell.  What's it like in your nutshell?


  1. Awwww! I'm so glad you enjoyed. And yes, Chance is rather cocky and a bit...despicable at the beginning. The Barron brothers were raised to be arrogant, which makes their fall so much sweeter. :)

    I'm feeling better with a bit more energy so I'm spending today catching up on stuff I let slide while I was sick and plan to hit the writing hard tomorrow. WAY behind on two projects. Gotta catch up on them ASAP. Today, I'm reading. ;)

  2. I love the cover! It's looks fantastic. Good luck with writing the tagline and blurb! Can't wait to read it.

  3. I love the cover =) Very spooky and eye-catching!

  4. What a great cover! I love the glowing title. It should work brilliantly even as a thumbnail.

    I write and rewrite my blurbs. They're so hard to get right.

    I'm on the last run-through of 1C before it goes off to my beta reader. Yay! I'm looking forward to starting 2C. Or starting to rewrite it, anyway. It's a mess. ;-)