Lots of writing going on in the Overby house these days.
The Devil’s Catacombs is coming along, although a bit slower than I had hoped. I am probably right around the halfway point, so I’m a little behind schedule. I really had hoped to finish this book by the end of the month, but it’s looking a little doubtful right now. My next project, Moon Shadow, may be pushed back a couple of weeks. That actually may be all right, since it is basically an update of a novel I began during my senior year of high school. I’ve always had a special spot for that book, as I can really tell my talent started to mature during its writing. But I’m getting ahead of myself. First I need to finish The Devil’s Catacombs. One project at a time.
The Island will be released at the end of this month. I’m getting some good feedback from beta readers, and I’m doing the final edits right now. Watch here, Twitter, and Facebook for updates and release dates. Once again the multi-talented Kit Foster is designing the cover, and he’s come up with a sophisticated look that we hope to carry through the next few books – part of my author “branding.” Anyway. More details to come.
I finished up the Pitches and Blurbs workshop with Dean Wesley Smith. I truly learned a lot during these six weeks. I’m going to be revisiting all the blurbs for the existing books and most likely tweaking them or completely rewriting them. It’s amazing all the flaws you can see when you know how to spot them. Additionally, the assignments forced me to come up with a ton of ideas for new books and stories; I now know what I’m going to be working on for the next year at least. But the best part of the workshop? I paid for it with money I earned from my writing. That feels really good.
So. . . staying busy. Weekends are full of writing projects now and look to be that way for quite some time. Which I love. I really feel like I’m hitting my stride and I’m having so much fun and even making a bit of cash, too. That’s all anyone could ask for.
See you next month.