November is National Novel Writing month, and it's also my birthday month! Every November, I try to schedule a personal writing retreat away from all the hub-bub and daily distractions of my busy life. This year, I chose to return to one of my favorite B&Bs on Vashon Island, WA vashongardencottages.com/intro.html. The hostess Jacqueline, creates such a serene space, and I was able to delve into my imagination while gazing out at tangerine & crimson leaves, and watching the horses graze.
After much discipline and self-care (yoga, soaking, sleeping in), I had 3/4 of the third Hoagie & Katie book written, and it was time to kick up my feet and reward myself!
And have pie, of course!
The second book in H&K series is DONE with the final edits! Receiving the proof this week to check out printing quality, marginal errors, streaking, and any other possible printing & textual problems. Even if the proof looks great, it's so challenging to simply put the book down,call it a day, and release it for publication! I'm hoping I can take a breath, say good-bye to my characters in this orbital installment, and release my furry rodent friends out into the world for a Valentine's Day release date (Feb 14th). Stay tuned!
If you want to see an embarrassing photo of me, check out my interview with BookGoodies!
Look who's featured on Wiggles and Giggles online bookstore ;)
Smashwords interview, I feel too legit to quit!
For a short time, Hoagie & Katie ebook will be offered for free (a $9 value)!
Check it out: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/754211
Certain aspects of the Hoagie & Katie didn't translate well over to audio. So, more edits!! The final revised version is complete, and I'm also trying out a gloss finish on the hardcover this time!
*For those local folks who would like an updated version, I'm offering a FREE soft bound copy; just pm me!!
I managed to get some writing done in the comfort of my own home, with views of my garden, golden milk in hand, and a warm cat at my feet. And now, for the grueling editing process of
Hoagie & Katie in Space!!