Wednesday, July 29, 2015

“Everybody’s got plans until they get punched in the mouth.”

So I haven’t posted since June. Around that time, I remember thinking I could use a brief hiatus from blogging-- our publisher had sent us the new and improved Order of the Four Sons manuscript to look over and I was looking for a new job.

That brief hiatus turned into almost two months. I’ve always been a big believer that life is like that Mike Tyson quote-- you step into the ring, you think you know what you’re doing, and then pow. Right in the kisser. 

Things are calming down now, and I’m pleased to share that after many delays and revisions, The Order of the Four Sons, Volume 1 is now finalized. This week, our publisher put us in touch with a cover artist who will be designing the covers for all six books. She’s an illustrator in Manhattan, KS, so she’s practically my neighbor. I’m a great admirer of her work and I can’t tell you how exciting -- and how fun! -- this part of the process is. I’m hoping I’ll be able to do a cover release in the next few weeks. 

And I did find a job. After a year of freelancing, I’m back at a desk. I learned a lot in the past year and I don’t regret the experience one bit, but man, am I glad to have set hours and a steady paycheck again. 

I’m keeping it part-time so I can still work on various creative projects. I’ve already been there a little over a month. It’s giving me the opportunity to do some technical writing, the one kind of writing I have never done before, so that thrills my little word-nerd heart. (I have a vocab list with all the fancy new technical terms I’m learnin’!) 

So the new plan: back from hiatus. Back to blogging. Back to writing. 

And keep your hands up. That right hook’s a bitch.