Just signed the contract with my editor to deliver BK2 on Jan 2, 2018. And then I scheduled delivery of my revised BK2 manuscript for April 26.
For some reason I’m more nervous about committing to that second date than the first. Maybe it’s because I know how much effort went into the BK1 revisions.
My editor’s also offered me a new service — it’s an iterative process designed to identify and resolve manuscript issues (plot, theme, characters, etc.) prior to my delivery of the first manuscript. I’m thinking it’ll help especially since I’m trying to move from “pants-ing” to outlining.
In other news:
- Just got back from a cool vacation — an Alaskan cruise. The image above is a photo I took of the main glacier in Glacier Bay. Pretty damn incredible. Mountains, glaciers, fjords, open water, temperate rain forest — all excellent fodder for my books.
- I have a handful of pre-orders. I wasn’t expecting any, so it’s cool to see folks interested.
- My Amazon ad campaign is hilarious — 2,200 impressions and 4 clicks. I’m pretty sure that’s terrible. But, I’m only running it to see what happens b/c I have no idea what I’m doing. I need some kinda baseline.
- My cover artist is awesome. Way back in February he said he’d do my print cover once I got him the necessary copy. I dropped the ball b/c reasons. I emailed him before I left for vacation & he said yep, offer stands, so I should have my print cover this week or next. Then I upload that sucker to Createspace and figure that thing out.
- I’ve been very slightly tweaking my BK1 manuscript over the past couple weeks. I’m not making major edits, just correcting a few things here and there and trying to read it for consistency & continuity.
Once I get through BK1 and have all the pieces in place and finalized, I’ll officially launch the book and put it out of mind.
Gotta focus on BK2 to meet those deadlines.