Raise your hand if maybe giving yourself three months between book releases wasn’t the smartest idea.
**raises hand inconspicuously**
No—it’s cool, guys. It’s cool. I got this. It’s just a LOT. A lot of writing and reading and thinking and planning and I’m not even doing half of what I should be. I feel like I should pop Adderall and stay up all night so I can go to work all day and still get everything done. I’m not going to do that, because I’m not stupid, and I grew up in the 90s when there were *way* too many afterschool specials and public service announcements and even that one episode of Safe By the Bell when Jesse almost ODs on pills. So, yeah, I get it. Besides, pills aren’t really my thing. My thing is stress-eating my way through the Ben & Jerrys section at my local Walmart, so, the next picture I post, I might be the super-fat version of me from another universe. NO JUDGING. God willing I’m not, but we are talking about from here all the way to November, when the final book comes out.
After that, it’ll be a little better. I’ll still have to advertise but I won’t have to worry about completing the books, editing them, marketing them, (possibly paying for the marketing), DEFINITELY paying for the editor and formatting and cover design fees (and wondering where that money’s coming from) in addition to completing author interviews, setting up takeover posts and more. It was tiring just typing all that out (but I did it because I’ve got this. I’ve *yawn* got this.)
A little derail from writing:
Batman and I saw Tag. We also saw Solo last weekend, but I’d rather talk about Tag because IT WAS AWESOME! Just like Deadpool, but I was kind of obligated to focus on my book release at that time so now that we’re on a book release-free week/weekend, I have to tell you guys Tag was good. Maybe I’m biased because I watched it in a reclining chair in one of those theatres where you have to buy your actual “seat” (so very European of us) or because I was elbow deep in double-buttered popcorn. I don’t care. It was an awesome time and I’m pretty sure a lot of it had to do with the hysterical movie I was watching. Please go see it 😊
Not much going on right now besides all of the above and the movie I was able to escape to. Oh! Next weekend I’ll be going back to the shooting range to practice being a baddass some more. I meant to post about the first time I went, but that was like, four weeks ago, and the pictures weren’t terribly cute so I wasn’t wholeheartedly convinced to write about it. Plus, I forgot. I’ll do my best NOT to forget this time and to actually tell you how it went. I’ll even (try to) pose cute too. We’ll see.
Don’t forget: Creature Feature Anthology releases tomorrow. These ladies are fantastic, so if you’re shy and unwilling to commit to a full-length novel, an anthology of shorter pieces from three different authors might do the trick. Try it out. Try them out. You get THREE authors for the price of one and SEVERAL stories for the price of…one. Again, the answer is one. I don’t see how you guys aren’t jumping on this deal. It sells itself.
P.S. And a happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, HAPPY birthday to my dear friend, Stephanie!
9 thoughts on “Tired and Tag (But Not Tired OF Tag)”
Three months!? Wow! You are ambitious. And you’re still blogging. Nine months is my personal record between books.
Well normally, yeah, I have WAY larger gaps, but I was unemployed for three months just as I’d finished the first one. Plenty of time to write the second and third book 😉 (Plus they’re shorter)
You’re putting your time to good use.
Tag is on my list to go see. It might have to be me and my best friend because my husband doesn’t seem too thrilled about it.
I’m impressed by your release schedule. Woot woot for you! YOU GOT THIS.
Yes, please go see it. And definitely go with a good friend/group of friends 🙂
Thank you! Yes! Gotta keep telling myself this magic phrase!
Holy carp! I thought you had them all done and were just publishing them with time in between to keep people in suspense! Good gravy! No wonder you’re stressing! But, yes! You can do it! We all know how amazing you are! :p
The theater we frequent is like that – with the reclining seats and having to pick your seat out. It’s an AMC in Council Bluffs. The local theaters aren’t that way, but we’re so slow to go to the movies we have to go to the big ones because the single screens only keep the movies a week before popping them off for the next. Actually I think Shen has three screens now, but they still don’t keep them long enough for us to get to them, plus they’re more crowded. (though they are cheaper…)
And thanks so much for the shout out! If you’re up and on Facebook tomorrow night at 10 (eastern) we’re going to be doing a takeover in Book Born to celebrate.
Ten’s pretty much my bedtime, but I’ll see if I can distract the bf with video games so I can jump over for a minute. 🙂
And, I DO have the other books written (like through 3-4 solid drafts) so I’m at the “final editing” stage, if you will. Still stressful though!
Oh man, I think 3 months is way to short between book releases. I don’t know though, I don’t have any releases. Stress eat Celery sticks, lol.
Good that you are giving yourself some fun times.
Yeah, 3 months – what was I thinking, huh? But it’s all good. I followed my instinct and it has yet to let me down. 🙂