Whoops. Way late again today. At least today I can blame the time change. Stupid stupid time change.
In editing news, I finished the edits for Duke Noble: Rumor Has It and it's off to readers now. It tops the scales at 55190 words. Which is 192 pages of pure story in MS Word (TNR 12 point) pre-formatting. I'm not rushing my readers. They'll take as much time as they need. Once I get it back, figure a week for tweaking and then formatting, and I'll upload it for publication.
I readjusted the cover a bit.
Then I made a Coming Soon graphic. (Look over there ----->) And I made new banner graphics for FB and MeWe.
Sixteen books ain't easy to fit on a banner and still have them all legible, lemme tell ya.
Also, I started working on the back cover copy for the book. LAME. Lame lame lame lame lame. When I can produce something that doesn't suck, I'll show it to you. Today, I'm going to read the backs of all my noir crime books and see if I can't produce something as zippy.
In reading news, I finished the book I was saving for when I got the edits done. Yay! It was made of awesome.
In baking news, I made Chocolate Streusel Coffee Cake - tweaking a recipe my friend, Silver, posted on her blog last week. Yummers. I also did quesadillas and french bread pizza and pot roast. It was a food filled week.
On the activity front, I spent one day removing leaves from some of my gardens and three days I got walks in. As for weight, let's just say I stepped on the scale and got right the hell back off of it. Somehow (perhaps it's all the baking) I'd gained 4 lbs. Gak. Then I lost one. 185.6. I haven't weighed myself since.
Speaking of gardens, once I removed the leaves, I have hyacinths, crocuses, and daffodils. Only the hyacinths are flowering yet. Two peonies are coming up. Another one is usually later. And the fourth one died last year. The lilac has leaf buds. The Charlie Brown hydrangea is growing up from the ground again. The irises are doing their thing. Still waiting on several plants to show me whether the cold snap hurt them. :fingers crossed:
In general, life is good.
How are things in your world?