I’ve probably been grumpier and snappier than usual. Disease has run through the house and I wasn’t lucky enough to catch it. That means I don’t have an excuse for taking naps, which I really needed. My head is spinning from struggling. Waking up a little before 6 AM to the sound of someone strangling a goose under water and not being able to fall back to bed is rough. So I kept jumping right into Twitter, email, and blogging. Doesn’t help that I pushed myself close to midnight a few times and spend most of the day keeping an ear out for trouble. Just too many people in this house at times and I rarely leave the bedroom, which might be another issue. This opening is really just spewing random stuff from my brain. Let’s just say that I’m going to be limping to the finish line, which I’ve yet to locate.
I have Crossing Bedlam and Legends of Windemere: The Mercenary Prince on deck for publishing. Both are in the editing and cover art stage. I was thinking of the December being the release of whichever is first, but I really do need to end on the Windemere book. Best to keep that series on schedule. So Crossing Bedlam might be a February release. Why that month? Two reasons:
- January is pretty bad for book sales and would be too close to Windemere.
- DEADPOOL! That movie comes out and Deadpool is an influence for Lloyd, so I thought it makes sense. Probably won’t attempt to use the movie for promotion because I’m not that crazy. This is more of a personal choice.
I did start writing Book 12 of Legends of Windemere and got through the first 3 chapters. Might get a fourth done this weekend, but I’m having trouble getting my head together. I have to say that it’s weird writing so far in the series. Characters don’t have to be explained in as much detail and there’s less to set up than to finish. With this being the end of the temple purifying and various personal storylines finished, I’m closing a few more doors and gearing up for the final 3. Sounds like a lot for a finale, but 13 deals with a major problem that appears at the end of Book 12 and then 14 and 15 kind of run alongside each other. Little teaser: Book 14 barely has the champions in it. Wonder who could possibly be in Path of the Traitors. 😀
Raven’s Hold appears to be doing well here. A lot of people like Dawn Addison, which makes me wonder if I should find a way to put her in another story. It’s a challenge because she might not fit in Windemere since the paranormal stuff would seem less strange there. In Bedlam, there wouldn’t be any ghostly events happening since it isn’t a magical story. This will take some much needed thought and I already think I have an idea of what to do with her. Won’t be easy.
It doesn’t go.
The kid went through his first tooth pulling. Wasn’t that bad since there was nothing, but an abscess behind the thing. Must have hit it at some point and the dentist got it out before an infection could set in. All went smoothly . . . except for the X-ray. You see, humans have 24 baby teeth. My son has 25 and the extra has decided that the gums are for suckers. It’s heading up. Not to the back of his mouth, but up. Not as bad as it seems right now. Once the nearby adult teeth are in place, we’ll take him for some oral surgery like I had when I was a teen. They only have to remove his tooth. For me, they had to attach a chain to the last of my adult teeth to prevent it from pushing out my two front teeth. Imagine going in for a weekly chain tightening and there always being a sensation that there’s something metal sticking out of your gums. Little guy has it easy.
Next week should be more of the same around here. Hoping to get 4-5 chapters written and finish Book 12 by the middle of November. Definitely won’t happen before the end of the month because this is a biggie. That and I keep running out of steam. Let’s get to that list.
- Get enough sleep to not die or go insane.
- Eat and drink enough to not die.
- Shower to wake up and not smell.
- Write 4-5 chapters of Book 12.
- Apologize to editor while she reads Crossing Bedlam and picks out my embarrassing typos. 😛
- Possibly start an Amazon campaign for Legends of Windemere: The Merchant of Nevra Coil. Been rather lazy on that.
- Handle the homestead.
- Make a voodoo doll of 2015 and have it repeatedly stab itself in the groin with a screwdriver. Too violent?