At this time of year – still 2022 around these parts – it’s tempting to do one of those retrospective doohickeys, you know, look back at all the great words that were written in your blog.
But we know better than that, don’t we? We do. It’s not like I have a lot of blog entries to peruse. So while 2022 started in what I felt was a positive way, it’s ended in a sort of… medium way. But better than it could have, for sure, because…
I finished the edit
Yes thank GOD, I finished the edit on Seeing is Deceiving, AKA Practice to Deceive 2. HURRAH. Yes, your next mask fiction novel is inbound.
Honestly the editing felt like more of a drag than the writing at times, but it’s done and even better, I recently invested in some new software that should help me get the book formatted and ready for publication quicker than ever. So that’s next! No, it won’t be out today (ha!) but I have a good feeling about January. I really do!
It’s a big book (surprise, surprise) and it took way too fucking long but it’s done. So yay! That’s coming closer. It’s real. Itshappening.gif.
Also, let’s be real
I have to remind myself that despite publishing one thing in 2022 and finishing one other thing, that was, in fact, more productive than I’ve been in years.
And I know that I’ve said this before, but man, 2022 sucked in a few very specific ways (and is, in fact, still sucky in some) so the fact that anything came out is good.
What’s up for 2023?
As always, I have plans. As always, they may not come to fruition! But it’s good to have plans.
First thing, obbbbbviously, is publishing Seeing is Deceiving. It will be on Amazon; it will be on Gumroad (and maybe elsewhere) as a PDF and/or other file for those who aren’t Amazon friendly. It will be a paperback for the two of you who want to buy a physical copy.
Then – honestly, unsure. I’ve got thoughts. I’ve got ideas. We’ll see which way the muse takes me. Hopefully roughly and from behind.
That’ll do! Gonna go off and (gasp) work on formatting the book. Woo!
Happy New Year, everyone. Here’s to surviving 2023.
Gratz on finishing the book! The hard part is done!
As for where the muse takes you, I think a nice break is in order to reset those creative circuits. I’m of course excited to read the book once it’s published, don’t rush on our behalf.