For those in the writing community, the busiest, most fun season is starting. Years ago, National Novel Writing Month started off in November, and recently, Preptober has been added for October. Preptober was created to help you prepare yourself and your project for NaNoWriMo in November. Authortube and author blogs fill up with videos on creating outlines, a writing routine, and general tips to get through the month. Then in January, after everyone has recovered a little from the holiday-craze, What’s next? is starting. What do you do now that your first draft is finished?
I’ve taken part in Preptober and NaNoWriMo before but I’m going to skip both of them this year. I’m still in editing mode for my current project and have two others that need revision and editing. So starting a new project doesn’t make sense. Not that I don’t have any projects I want to work. My list of books I want to write is only getting longer.
That doesn’t mean this season isn’t exciting for me.
I received the new covers for all of the Infernal Contracts books. I’m going to organize the cover reveal for Devil’s Deal soon so keep your eye out.
I also handed in the edits for my short story for the Winter Wonder Anthology edited by the Skull Gate Media team. The release date is still set for November so more on that soon too.
Like I said before, I’ll be editing a lot in the coming months, and the most exciting thing is that I’m still growing as a writer. With every round of edits and/or revision I notice new flaws or new tools in my writing toolbox. I keep reading, studying, and practicing. And that’s key to becoming a better writer. And that’s what excites me. I know my books are late (I’m sorry!) but it’s for the better. The books you’ll get now will be so much better because I’ve taken that extra time.
I’m so excited for you to see the covers, to read the books, to discover a new world with me. Thank you for your patience!