So here I am, waiting for my trusted Beta Reader to finish reading THE ROAD TO HELL. It's a nice break away from the Jesseverse, and I'm absolutely not tweaking it. At all. Well, not much. Any more. While I wait. So, what to do?
Answer: Be productive.
I'm poring through Wild Child Publishing submissions, finally getting back to those wonderful souls who have been so terribly patient with me. Pretty sure I'll be accepting two rewrites today. Hooray!
Also, I've been asked to moderate a panel at next week's long-awaited Backspace Conference. The panel is about "Humor in Mystery." Mystery? Well, I know mystery meat very well. That works, right? Actually, I'm thrilled about this opportunity. The four panelists are all uber-talented authors, and I'm looking forward to meeting them, asking them questions, and concentrating on not vomiting on their shoes out of nerves. (Me and public speaking...er, got to work on that.) So I'm reading their books and going over the questions I'll be asking.
As per the lovely Heather Brewer, I should also, you know, be packing for the trip. ((Eyes outfits)) I should also stop eating for the next week.
I've started kicking around ideas for the next HELL book: HOTTER THAN HELL. Nothing solid yet; just mental flotsam. I bought a spiffy journal with the words PUBLISH OR PERISH stamped on the front; I'll plop my ideas down on those pages.
I wrote the dedication and acknowledgment pages for HB. Reviewing it tomorrow, then sending along to my editor.
My web designer is slaving away on the next round of mockups for my upcoming site. I've started drafting content.
So...what to do with ALL my free time?
THE MAGIC BRIGADE is back, peeps. Gonna finish that baby.
Heh. Why the Hell not?