Friday, August 5, 2011
Taking a Break
I won't be able to work on "Alexios' Fate" or the blog or any other authorly pursuits. I will however have my trusty Kindle by my side. I intend to get a lot of rest and do some reading when I'm not chasing kids. Translation: once they are in bed. It's been too long since I could really do any reading. It has taken me weeks to finish a short novel I've been reading by one of my favorite m/m authors. I used to whip them out in one to two days. But writing and especially promoting can be a tough gig.
I should come back recharged and ready to tackle the first complete post-revision edits of "Alexios' Fate." Mainly I have to make sure that I haven't tangled up my time line with the multiple revisions. I should have a fresh take on it after not eating, sleeping and breathing this story.
Not being immersed in Alexios' tale should make it easier to see the big picture and if I stayed true to the story line and era through out. Hopefully I won't have any problems there and can focus on verbiage and style.
Once I get back there will be more guest blogs. I'm looking forward to being joined by Johnny Miles as he promotes his latest novel "Learning to Samba," a story that I am really looking forward to reading. Another story I am looking forward to is Rebecca Leigh's "The Revolutionary," a raw tale of the the old west, steam punk style. She will be joining me to tell us a little something about the sequel to "The Outlaw."