I finally got my edits back for my YA and a new cover. Very excited to get started on them. Tamson Weston did a terrific job. Her comments and suggestions have really got my juices flowing. I’m itching to get to work. Unfortunately, it’ll have to wait until I’m finished with Aidan’s Mate, which is coming along. I made good progress yesterday and plan to jump on the treadmill to write today before I head out to the movies with a friend. (I have a homemade version of a walk station.)
I’m currently waiting to receive covers for a couple of other bundles that I’ve put together. I’ll post them as soon as they arrive. One will be released next month. Not sure about the other yet. I am trying to get the YA ready for the Romantic Times Convention and ComiCon. It’s going to be close. REALLY CLOSE. But I know if I stop working on Aidan’s Mate to do the YA edits, I’ll never get back to that book. It’s a good book. I’ve just learned from this experience that I need to break up the romance novels with other genres in between to stay mentally fresh.
The plan right now is to finish the above and get them released in April and May, then try to write and release my romantic suspense before I head to the UK. I’d like to focus on my next YA and re-editing RED for re-release, while I’m overseas. That way I don’t have to worry about trying to upload anything, though I will if I get done with another book while I’m there. But if all goes well, I’ll just be focusing on writing, which will be nice. 🙂
In the meantime, I’m studying German again via Fluenz so I can get my skills up by the time we hit Germany (and Switzerland later this year). I tried Rosetta Stone and liked it, but Fluenz IMO seems better because it combines writing, speaking, and listening in each lesson. For some reason, the combo re-enforces the information and makes it easier to remember and recognize when you hear it. I’m also learning WordPress from Lynda.com. I need to put up at least a place marker for my YA before the convention. I feel like that fracking white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, running around, screaming I’m late. LOL!