It looks like things are falling into place for the novel. And I couldn’t be more pleased.
Actually, I’m excited on the inside. I have a natural inclination to be low-key on the outside. I have that dreaded resting bitch-face thing going on. To be honest, it’s more of a homicidal bitch-face if I had to label my neutral expression.
You will never see me emulating a cheerleader shaking her goddamn pompoms as she watches the football team score another freaking touchdown. Nope, that’s not me. Fuck, no.
Found a designer for the book cover. Have a tentative date for the book launch. Date will be finalized in early September so I don’t want to say anything at the moment. Only a handful of people know the tentative date but they know that could change.
And I’m thinking about what to work on after the book comes out. I think I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’m toying with a couple of options. What I would really like to do is juggle two writing projects at the same time. Ambitious, I know. The projects are different enough that I don’t think the two streams of thought will get tangled up in one another.
I’m probably going to speak with my mentor in September about my plans. He’s aware I have a couple of ideas bouncing around in my head. I know one of my ideas will have his full support considering he had wanted me try to this particular form of writing quite awhile ago. I’m just going to formally him know that I will be pursuing it.
As for the other idea, he probably will be on board with it, too. And I wouldn’t rule out the possibility that he might have a couple of ideas for me to consider pursuing.
Honestly, what I would like to do, post-second novel, is to continue challenging myself as a writer and as a storyteller. These two ideas that have been bouncing around in my head are definitely challenging. I will definitely be adding to my storytelling skillset if I pull these projects off successfully.
But my attention is still with the novel. Just giving the manuscript one more look over before I send it off to my editor this week.
I’m not done with my boys and they’re not done with me. Not by a long shot.