Today I’m answering the question:
What is the most difficult thing about being an author?
I spent the first few weeks of summer developing my production schedule through the end of 2017. I’m thrilled to have so many amazing projects on my slate. Here is a brief rundown of what my schedule has on it:
I have to say, I’m looking forward to school starting. I had hoped I’d be able to finish my current work in progress this summer, but I don’t think I was able to write for more than two days. I need to not be distracted when I write, and listening to boys play or interacting with my daughter, while wonderful, is distracting.
I’m also a schedule girl, and the relaxed environment during the summer time really messes with my writing chi. The structure of the school year really helps me stay on track and keep everything in order.
This week was my first full week totally focused on this new venture as an “official” novelist. I’m working on my trilogy, focusing this week on the first one (Sapphire Ice) and the third one (Topaz Heat). Sapphire publishes this month. I’ve been working on final edits, getting feedback from a set of beta readers, writing the blurb, and working with the cover artist. Gregg has been researching how to publish it and all of the details and nuances involved within that big giant convoluted world (he sends me technical articles in emails titled, “Stuff I Read So That You Don’t Have To” — and when I skim through them I’m reminded of how much I love and adore my husband), and tweaking this blog.