If I haven’t made huge mistakes in the trauma/recovery area, I’m thinking I can wrap up revisions on Breath of Stone by the end of the weekend. I’d like to say sooner, but I’ve perhaps a couple hours a day for it through the next seven days. (When I sell more books, I’ll get to do fewer non-fiction projects…) Then I must draft cover copy, and that’s just… SIGH.
I’ll be posting a couple chapters for patrons over at Patreon, along with this month’s article on injuries and trauma and healing.
There is a second Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off underway! I’m thinking of putting Sword and Chant in the mix. It’s a love-it-or-hate-it kind of novel. Even some of the most complimentary reviews mention it’s difficult to define. And it’s written in omni viewpoint. More than ever, the response will depend on the reviewer randomly assigned the odd thing.
I’ve found new places I want to camp! Pawnee Grasslands, Toadstool Geologic Park, Paint Mines, Palo Duro, Bisti Badlands…. And of course these longings are strongest when over a foot and a half of snow sits outside my door.
Have you see the schedule for the Nebulas? There is cool, cool stuff happening there, and the cost of the conference itself is, in my opinion, darn good. Alas, the Chicago location is far too expensive for me. Maybe next time.
I’ll still be taping my own NOTx talk on the most important aspect of self-publishing! I was trying to set up a small audience, but I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon, alas, so it’ll likely just be me talking to you.
Lastly, the ankle is improving more quickly than I would have anticipated. Just walking, there is nothing but a lingering tightness. Going upstairs is quite workable. Going downstairs happens slowly and stiffly, one stair at a time. Side to side motion isn’t all that fun, and rotation doesn’t feel very good at all. But progress! It’s healing!
And now, back to work!