Did you guys know that in three weeks (THREE WEEKS, PEOPLE!), His Last breath will be out in the world. Like people are gonna be able to read it and shit. Yes, I’m having a moment. I suppose it’s because this is the first book I’ve released in two years and naturally, I’m a little nervous. But the truth is I’m always nervous for releases. It just seems to be EXTRA this time around.
That being said, I’ve been trying to put it out of my mind. I still have three weeks to freak out about the book, so no sense in doing it all in one day, right? Let’s spread that shit out a little.
I’ve been working on the second book. It’s been giving me fits. I’m at the middle, which I always call the Swampy Middle, because it’s where I really do realize what the story is, and a lot of times, it’s a little different than my original vision. Which often means, I need to go back and fix the beginning to match the end. I’ve also been limiting my work on it. It’s my NaNoWriMo project, so I’ve been averaging about 2,000 words a day on it and then I put it away and I get to work on other stuff.
Like Section Five, which I’m thinking it may be ready for serialization by Christmas. It was mostly done, except for that Swampy Middle part again. LOL. It seems no matter what I try, I can’t seem to get away with not having a middle to the book. Go figure.
Which means once the second installment goes live, I’ll be taking the first installment down to compile together and send out for edits and clean up before releasing that book out into the world.
On the home front, it’s frigging cold here. This is Texas, which means we don’t get a lot of severe cold weather. We get tornados, yes. We get thunderstorms and potential flooding, yes. But cold? It’s usually about two days in February, the state shuts down, and the kids get a snow day. But today? It’s freezing, I’m wearing layers INDOORS, and my heater has been running constantly for hours.
I’m thinking I may order groceries and get them delivered rather than actually leave the house. I have very little food right now, but I’m really not feeling the cold. I live where I live for a reason. I don’t care for winter. At all.