The hot weather has finally arrived. It feels like summer now that it’s July, and just in time for camp–several kinds. First up, Camp Nanowrimo, the summer version of November’s event. My writing group (local one) was up for it, so I decided to jump in and be a camp rebel and work on editing/finishing two Dark Lord Academy works, “Homeschooled Villainy” (a second DLA short story) and “Much Ado About Villains” (the long awaited sequel). I’m behind schedule, so camp is just the thing to get me going.
Day two, and at least I’m on track with the word count. Plus, I need to finish a day early, because on the 31st I’m going to a different camp, the Portland, Oregon Summer Conference my mother and siblings have attended for years. I went last year, and I’m excited to go this year and get together with all the people I met last year.
Also, I have had my Dark Lord Academy spin-off novel “A Recipe for Disaster” just on kindle select. Mostly because I hadn’t gotten it formatted yet for the other formats and was going to do some free promotions while getting that done. Well, with the moves and general chaos, my book went for another 3 months in select, which, alright, works fine, since I hadn’t had time to reformat it for the other platforms… but then I forgot the promotion days too! Sigh.
So, now it’s on for a third term, I have schedule them ahead of time so they aren’t forgotten–in fact, during my second summer camp, July 31st – August 4th. That way I can have something going on while I’m gone, right? I’ll remind everyone once we get there. Then on September 7th, this time I really am going to get the formatting done and put the book up on Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords. As we get closer to it, I’ll announce that again too. So much to do!
And finally, in preparation for a website reorganization and migration in October (I have to switch providers) I’m reviving one of my other blogs Interior Writer. This one is for writing reflections and spirituality and a bit more personal, while I’m going to transition my author site to focus more on the books themselves, characters, world building, villains, and author news as I rework it. I don’t quite have the evil master plan settled, but thought I’d get this older writing blog up and running again. While if you’re not into spirituality, this might not be your sort of thing, I plan to keep up this blog for now as well, until I get the new site put together.