That's right, I said edits. I actually did it! I FINISHED EDITS on Lacrimosa.
JUST KIDDING!!! When I first planned this post, I really did expect to be finished with edits. But...NOT EVEN CLOSE! Seriously. I have been working, working, working...and yes, they are not quite finished. Close, but not yet.
But, they MUST be in by Friday in order to meet my publication deadlines.
And no, this is going so slowly because of anything big. No, it's just my own neuroses that keep getting in the way as I poured over each and every word, each and every scenes, each and every plot thread. And yes, the neuroses is definitely born from my need to turn out the best product possible. A noble cause, yes. But turning that cause into a lesson in my OCD-ish tendencies, probably not a good thing. Oh well, it is almost done, and soon I will get a chance to see what the rest of the world thinks!
Next up, I need to write a short story (Mea Culpa), outline another, and get ready to start drafting book 2 (Libera Me) in the Requiem series. Whew, nothing like being busy.
What are you guys working on?
Oh! And Kelly Hashway featured DIES IRAE in a YA Bound spotlight yesterday. I'm also over on the Honestly YA blog talking about teen love. And finally, Katie Davis put together a fabulous podcast of the ins and outs of book promotion - and yes, I am part of that podcast. She will be visiting the blog next week for a pretty fun vlog with BOTH of us. Let's just say I am a little animated when I speak. Too animated. Be sure to come back and check it out.