Enter Panic Mode


The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!  Well, perhaps not the sky, more like my emotions are running hither and tither.  I’m just 34 days from publishing Explosive Dreams.  Not the best book in the Dreams series, but not the worst either (for the record, Tortured is my least favorite, Elysium is my most favorite… for now).

However, there’s cover art to be made and previewed.  I’m having a little difficulty getting ahold of Kelly Nichols, my cover artist for the previous three books.  I know what I want and I want Kelly to do the work (she just gets what I want, sometimes without me realizing that I want it).  But the cover for Mercurial took two weeks to do because of multiple revisions (have I mentioned that I love her as a cover artist?  She is freakin’ phenomenal).

I ran spell check on it tonight (for the first time).  I can’t spell permanent, assault, or brilliant correctly… ever.  It needs to go to the content editor.  It then needs to go to the copy editor.  Then it needs to go to the beta readers.  I’m running a little behind schedule there.  The content editor will take a week.  The copy editor about the same…

There’s at least two loose ends to tie up.  Not sure how I missed them in the original.  I need to fix those, like tomorrow, so that the content editing can begin.

Time just slipped away from me.  I began working on the first book of my next set of books, a fantasy trilogy.  I’m three chapters in to it and somehow all the other shit just slipped my mind… Now I have 34 days to get it all done in.  I will be working every waking moment…

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  1. You’ll be brilliant. Don’t let the time limits assault you mentally. You have a permanent place as a writing hero in my eyes. 😉

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  2. First…relax, you can do it and there should be no problems. I’m sure that you can have the art work done at the same time that the editors work on stuff too…lol….

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