the second Monday of the week? It feels that way. After a weekend filled with fun guests — and the massive and manic cleaning beforehand — and finally some rain, yesterday dawned with a new week’s worth of things to do, both personally and professionally. Part of it was deciding how to handle my various blogging responsibilities. Like so many writers and other folks in the publishing industry, I find myself active on more than just one blog. That often winds up cutting into my writing time. So, decisions needed to be made. Basically, I’ll be blogging at The Naked Truth Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I do my turn at Mad Genius Club every Sunday and the occasional Saturday. That leaves Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays here. Mind you, that is all subject to change as scheduling and breaking news dictates, especially for this blog and The Naked Truth. But, it’s what I’m going to try for. . . we’ll see how it works.
Another thing I think I’m going to try is a regular snippet schedule. It will keep me focused on my writing which is, I’ll admit, taking a backseat all too often to my duties at NRP. So, I think I’ll start that today. However, what isn’t going to be snippeted is the super sekrit project, mainly because I don’t know where it is going just yet. Also, snippets will be rough, very rough, and will most likely change between when they appear here and in the final product.
Also, because of the problem of making sure the work being snippeted isn’t “published” before I get around to submitting it, snippets may not always be in order and I will never snippet more than 1/4 – 1/3 of the novel. However, if you’re really interested in it, you can email or leave a comment asking to be a beta reader. As any writer will tell you, beta readers are invaluable.
So, now to decide what to snippet, especially since I have dueling books in my head right now. While I think about that, pardon me while I squee again. Nocturnal Origins is doing pretty good so far as an e-book. Actually, I’m thrilled with the preliminary numbers I’m seeing, but would, of course, love them to be better. What author doesn’t? And I’m absolutely ecstatic about the reviews it’s gotten so far. I have to give a special shout out to Barb Caffrey at Shiny Book Review and say thanks for her review.
But the squee is for the fact the print version of Nocturnal Origins is now available (TPB). You can order it from Amazon here. It will soon be available from Barnes & Noble and you will be able to order it from your local bookstore as well. There really is a special feeling to know your book is available in print.
I guess I’ll go figure out what to start snippeting. Snippets will begin Thursday. In the meantime, if you’ve read Nocturnal Origins and enjoyed it, please tell your friends. I’m a firm believer that word of mouth really is the best advertising any author can get.