My beta-reader got her comments/suggestions/edits back to me, so I’ve started working through them to get the manuscript updated. I’m still shooting for the end of August as my publishing date. It’s weird to be so damn close to the (self-imposed) deadline. I’m nervous, anxious, excited…I feel both wired and tired when I think about how much I’ve gone through to get to this point: All the short stories I wrote, deciding which ones fit the tone of the collection, and creating the cover art. Whew!
I think that once I finally see it available for purchase, I’m going to take a breather for a few days before I dive back into my novel. With luck, I may have that beast ready for publication by early next year.
But I can’t get distracted by that now. First things first. Short story collection incoming…