What a roller coaster week it has been. The stress level has been building around the household, nothing earth-shattering, but enough of a temporary upheaval to probably start turning some shit grey, and at the moment, I am perfectly fine with just my eyes being the predominantly grey feature on my body.
Still a bit pissed about Monday's season opening forfeit for the softball team I play on. There were an awful lot of assumptions and epic fails along with the legitimate absences, but to forfeit the season opener is bad karma, in my opinion. That, and despite a rough first inning, I did have two good follow-up innings in the unofficial scrimmage game that did happen.
So far, the highpoint has to be the ...folded... pre-order announcement. Unlike pretty much every other thing I've published, there's an actual marketing budget and plan for this release, so unlike pretty much every other thing I've published, I am more optimistic than hopeful coming into September 23. I am even hopeful to earn my third straight Kindle Bestseller, despite wading into a much broader category than marketing.
Despite the slight increase in my posting on here, which is as good a sign as any, I still have the projects open I have mentioned in past months. I would say officially two novels, a probable novella, and one or two shorter works in various stages of first draft, along with my next business title. Once I get past the temporary upheaval, I'm going to attempt to craft a rotation and try to get back to work on at least two projects a day.
One of those projects has its roots in a conversation I recently had over the past couple of weeks with a friend on the East Coast. Unfortunately, I can not divulge the content nor the reason the conversation had to draw to a conclusion, but I can say it was the kind of conversation I needed to get the creative juices flowing again. I'm hoping to bring it in somewhere between 5,000-7,500 words, maybe use it to kickstart the longer works. That is one part of the eBook revolution I still have the occasional problem wrapping my head around- you don't necessarily have to hit a homer with a novel, you can have success with a steady supply of singles.
But then again, it's only Humpday, and Humpday is almost over. Now the challenge of making it through the next couple of days begins, before what is going to be a massively busy and probably highly irritating weekend unfolds in front of me. Maybe I'll get lucky and knock out five or six pages.
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