I haven't written or read anything for three months. I'm preoccupied and I refuse to write just to crank out words in my second book.
I have been so incredibly fortunate that people have asked when the second book is coming out. Yes, people have asked. I feel so damn lucky that people have read my first book and now they want to read another? Just wow. It's an amazing feeling.
However, I have no clue when the next one will be out.
I have to finish writing it and like I said, right now I can't seem to write any coherent sentences that have to do with my book. I'm 33,000 words in which is only 1/3 of the way done. Then I have to pitch it to the publisher. If they accept it, it takes another 5-6 months to edit it and get the artwork ready, then format the book for epub and hopefully print.
That is a lot of time and who knows if my publisher wants another?
I'd like to think that it is selling well enough. The print version seems to be way more popular than the ebook but who knows if it's popular enough to warrant them backing me for a second and a third.
I guess I will have to see what happens.
The wonderful folks at Phoenix & Dragon in Atlanta, GA are hosting a book signing for me June 25th from 2:00-4:00 PM. I really hope Atlanta friends can make it.
There will be a basket of book themed goodies again. A bottle of Monks Mead, a votive spell candle from Coventry Creations, and a sandalwood scented homemade soap by Crescent Mountain soaps. With the purchase of a book, you get three chances for the basket. Not bad! The book is $13.95 and the basket is worth $35.00.
I haven't done any writing challenges because I'm not feeling super creative with words. Photos? Yes. I've had a few awesome opportunities to take some interesting photos. I just can't seem to say anything about them.
So here is the Landscape photo.
It was taken in St. Simon's Island which was beautiful despite the weather.
St. Simon's is close to Darien, or according to the Scots WAY back in the day, New Inverness. It was pretty awesome being in the same area I wrote about.
The photo says so much on it's own that I would hate to ruin its beauty with useless words just to write something.
I'll be back soon.