It’s a little difficult to focus on anything like a RoW80 check in when I’m on the cusp of publishing my second book! The Slayer Saga: Soulless comes out to the world on Friday, and the excitement is getting a little bit nuts. Thankfully, I have at least a shift to work tonight to get my mind off of things, but Thursday will be a lot of wringing my hands and waiting for Friday to get here, especially since the print version is all ready and set (and so, so gorgeous), and Thursday will be mostly combing through the ePub version and making sure it’s all coded properly. I also owe Lauralynn Elliott a post, since she so kindly offered to host me to promote it in the next week or so. If anyone else is interested in helping out, too, let me know, and we’ll put something together!
Leave it to me to already be thinking about the next thing, too. In addition to really breaking in on Heartless (after all, I’ve given myself only 365 short days to publish that one!), I’ll be turning my focus on to World Unknown Review, an annual journal of short stories that I was trying to get launched last year, but fell entirely through the cracks. This year, I feel I’m much better equipped to pursue it, and I’ve got until October 31st to convince enough people to send me their stories that I can make a book out of it and release it by December 31st. I love the idea of helping to promote other people’s work, and so I would love if WUR can get some traction and be a yearly event to spread some short story love.
So, that’s pretty much it! Just two more days, and I’ll have a new book available and I’ll try not to be too obnoxious trying to promote it. I was going to say “talking about it too much,” but, really, it’s all I’ve been talking about. I am a little bit excited to move on to the next great thing. How about you? How’s everyone else doing? Have you check in on any of my fellow RoWers here yet? You should.
Oh, and happy writing!