“Hog Valley” will go to the publisher in the first week of October. I am as disappointed as anyone else, if not more so. But, being the forward-thinking optimist I am, I have begun a final round of editing on the manuscript. Everything is done, including the Title Page, Dedication, Acknowledgements, Read-on, and so on and so forth. I’ve even got a “Other Books by the Author” page.
But now that I know I’ve got the time to give the manuscript another once-over, that is what I’m gonna do. It can’t hurt.
“Twisted Key” is moving along. I am not going to stop work on it. But now, I’ll do a bit of editing/rewriting on “Hog Valley”, and when I get bored with that, I’ll work on “Twisted Key” for a bit.
That’s called good time and resource management. Or something.
I think I mentioned in an earlier blog that I have eye surgery on the 27th of this month. That is going to put writing – and reading, darn it – on hold for about a week or ten days. Less, if I think I can get away with it. Near the middle of June, I hope to be on the road to several locations here in Florida to set up distributorships of “The Big Bend”. I’ll speak with bookstore owners in Gainesville, The Villages and Mt. Dora on that trip, and perhaps on the next trip I’ll get down to Orlando.
Over the next month or so, I will be looking into local radio stations to set up interviews to promote “The Big Bend” and “Twisted Key”.
Anyway, that’s my plan.