March has been a bit busy … apologies for going AWOL. Nothing has been wrong, all is well. I’ve just been really, really busy.
The month began with the tail end of an editing job finally delivered on 7 March. It was followed almost immediately with two new editing jobs from lovely-already-boss, and a proofreading job.
The first of those editing jobs has been completed this morning and sent to the author for review (and, actually, acknowledged just this instant by said author).
Fortunately, there’s no mad rush on the other editing job, so I can whizz through the proofreading job during what’s left of this week.
Editing job #3 (for the month) will also be started later this week.
In between all of that, I started planning work on a new novel, The Fool. And in between that, I’ve tried to keep on top of the 52 books in 52 weeks writers’ guides reviews. We’re currently in week 13, though, and I’m just finishing book 10, so I still have some catching up to do there. Priority goes as usual to the paid jobs and writing work of my own.
The other major job I’ve been working away at has been finalising Diary of a Scaredy Cat. It’s taken me a few attempts to get the font size right and then to remember to put the title fonts back in and make sure all new chapters start on a facing page and update the contents page … But I think it’s there now … it has to be, as I want it released by the end of this week. So yeah, I also published a book.
The word-count meter hasn’t gone up much this month, but I still have a few days left to add to the total. That will all be more planning work on The Fool now, as I take a breather from publishing.
I had a birthday at the beginning of the month too, and one of the poet’s gifts was a lap desk, so I can work in the conservatory when it’s nice in there, or in the living room when it’s too cold at my desk. The picture is in the conservatory, and the books are for The Fool, as well as Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, another birthday present from the poet.
So that’s where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. I hope you didn’t miss me too much, and do please come back later this week for further Scaredy Cat news!