Whew. I made it. I submitted the manuscript for my current Big Nonfiction Project on time (well, within a few hours of the deadline) and then plunged into a week of intensive author review. Got through that on time, too—I actually finished this phase a few hours before the deadline. I’m not entirely out of the woods on that project—we’ve still got two rounds of galley reviews to go—but the big push is over.
Now my #1 priority is getting through the Hellforged revisions, for which my editor very kindly gave me an extension. I’ve worked on those some, but not with the focus and immersion in the story that Vicky deserves. So Hellforged is next. In fact, Hellforged is now. My goal is to move forward by 30 pages a day in revisions so that I can have the final draft back to my editor in two weeks.
Other projects for the summer: more nonfiction (that’s how I earn a living, after all), pushing forward on Vicky #3, and spending some time with a new fiction project that’s been tugging at my sleeve for several weeks now. I also hope to revamp my website and figure out a blogging schedule that works for me. I think I do better with a plan and deadlines (self-imposed or otherwise) than going freeform, so I’m going to figure out how to apply that to my blog. And I want to have some actual FUN this summer, too. Watch for a Deadtown-related contest on this site next month.
It’s good to be back. I hope your summer is off to a good start!