Post Publication Letdown

Post Publication Letdown

Okay. I’m supposed to be writing.

IMG_5506But it snowed this morning. I have event dates to set for readings and other things and deadlines loom. I posted the book trailer for Nasty Leftovers on YouTube. Family health issues cropped up this week, too. I ordered author copies of both Nasty Leftovers and Sudden Mission, and some promo material. And it is post publication.

And I’m supposed to be writing.

I did get out for a few rides this last week and attended a spaghetti feed fundraiser for diabetes at a biker bar (Spokane has a few – this IS Harley Heaven, after all). I got to meet a few folks, talk about riding and motorcycles, and eat some spaghetti. Nothing like hanging out in a sunny, warm outside venue with folks clad in patched-up black leather, all for a good cause.IMG_5507

But I’m supposed to be writing.

Nasty Leftovers released last week and got a wonderful first review. Then both Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers got Radiqx Press awards. My granddaughters think Papa is pretty special, but they are still a bit young to read the books and understand what this all means. So, I play Minecraft with them and we have fun. Well … until they gang up on Papa.

I’m supposed to be writing.

I structured the third installment, Alien Alliance (working title)in Scrivener, with additional character sketches and a first chapter or two. I need to spend a little time in NeO, getting the outline fleshed out. But I haven’t opened it in a week. Sometimes, I think we need a NaNoWriMo in the spring so we can focus and get it done.

Yeah. I’m supposed to be writing.

You may notice that I included a lot of links in this post. That’s just to share some of the cool stuff going on and show off some of the important tools I use. Some are distractions, some are part of the legwork involved in being a published author, and some are just fun.

So. I’m supposed to be writing.

Yes. I’ll get it done. No worries.

Keep writing.

 

Awards

Awards

This morning, I found out that Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers earned some awards. These weren’t something I sought out. It was a very nice surprise, and I’m still trying to process it.

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These are given by Peter Younghusband and David Bergsland, who work together on this. The link in Peter’s name will take you to the page where Peter posted the award citations. The link in David’s name takes you to the Radix (Reality Calling) site.

I’m humbled by this. There is a whole team behind the production of the two novels and they deserve a lot of the credit, too. I mention them the acknowledgements in each edition. I hope they see these awards as praise for their efforts as well.

Awards and recognitions are always welcome after the hard work of writing and publishing. I appreciate these and I thank Peter and David for their kind consideration.

Keep writing.