Ah, Spring…

Ah Spring, the grass is green and we’ve even cut it once. The birds are singing, my fruit trees are all in bloom with honeybees visiting the blossoms. And the, what the f—?

Must be Idaho. Nice time to burn some vacation leave and enjoy Spring.

Seriously, I took some time off to work on projects. I’ve been fairly productive so far. I finished reading a book and posted a review. I worked on three different shticks for Lisa Burton Radio and sent all those out. I even managed to start my beta reading project. I seriously believe that if you want the benefit of beta readers, you have to provide the benefit of beta reading to others.

I’m feeling pretty comfortable with my reading at this point, but I also promised another friend an ARC read. I don’t have to return to work until Tuesday, so I could get more done than I originally hoped.

Between these projects, I pecked away at my own post for the Rave Reviews Book Club party, and managed to get it scheduled too. I also got my next Story Empire post scheduled. That should buy me a bit of time.

If I get back to my own writing, The Yak Guy Project will be front and center. I want to finish that manuscript so I can park it for a few weeks. During that time, I can do my edits of The Enhanced League. Doubt the raven is waiting to tear my soul apart over that book, and he’s been patient this time.

Enhanced League has a cover, and I’m waiting to finish the promotional art so I can take it on tour. That’s at least a month down the road, but I’m planning ahead. I need to get it to beta readers before I can tour it around. Beta readers need time to deliver their mark-ups, and you can’t rush this part.

After all that, I’ll think about a cover for Yak Guy and start the process all over again.

I’ve been adding the occasional note to my storyboards for two novellas and my next novel. These are mostly organized chaos right now. Plenty of time to polish them up after my books are published.

I may just turn a corner and blog ahead this weekend. I’d like to have a couple of things ready for Chris Graham, I can hold them in case I get one of the books published. When the time gets closer, I can either say something about the new book, or send one of the prewritten pieces. I also have several new ideas for Story Empire that I may rough out.

Tonight, I’m kind of pooped out. If I do anything else, I’ll go back to beta reading. That’s highest in priority right now.


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33 responses to “Ah, Spring…

  1. A lot going on it seems.

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  2. Uh . . . I think you’re Spring has a glitch. Try turning it off and on again?

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  3. We had snow last weekend, this weekend we’re mowing, lol.

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  4. Seems we’re clear of snow for at least a week.
    Enjoy your beta reading! I think it’s gonna be a garden, cooking, Redbox sorta weekend for me.

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  5. Phew… and again phew… I need a rest now…

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  6. Snow! I was outside sunbathing for a couple of hours the day before yesterday! But then today’s a bit cooler I guess. I don’t know why I’m so shocked really when I live in a country where the weather can vary so much from one day to the next! As I’ve said before, I’m always impressed by your stamina and commitment to writing.

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  7. I didn’t see snow once this year – can’t remember the last time that happened. Glad your day off was productive, Craig.

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  8. I don’t want to see any of that white stuff around here! We relaxed outside this evening it was so nice. You’ve got lots of irons in the fire. Good luck on getting everything done and happy Easter!

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  10. Wow. Good for you! I took advantage of the nice weather, too, and moved my laptop outside. The fresh air does wonders for the muse.

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  11. Mother Nature certainly has a sense of humor. That or maybe these are signs of global warming. 😮

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