My editor finished up going through the new book, working title: Desert Nights. I’ll get it back in the mail soon and I’ll get into editing it next month. I’m having a candid chat with the editor this afternoon and I’m nervous about it – she’s the first person to read the thing. And I mean first. I’ve read pieces of the manuscript, picking at it, changing it, and even editing is very different from just reading something. I’m not sure who I want to read it over a second time; that’s a hurdle I’ll deal with when I get through the upcoming edit.
Sakura Publishing, the publisher of my novella When Heaven Calls, also got in contact with me about updating, re-editing and formatting the e-book and hard copy versions of that story. This is awesome. I put that book out just when e-book stuff was ramping up and editing tools for it weren’t the greatest. An update is sorely needed and I’ll be interested to see what it looks like when it’s done. The reformat and redistribution should be done there in the fall, so the book will be ready for the holiday season.
I just read a first draft of a television script a friend of mine, Steffon, wrote and it’s so awesome. I sure want him to be able to find a studio to make this series he’s cooking up – it’s too awesome not to be made. He’s one of those guys who’s just inspiring in his unflagging enthusiasm and work ethic.
I am also nearly finished editing a manuscript for another author. I should be done by the end of September, which is a little bit ahead of schedule. I love it when I come in under-deadline! I’m usually an on-the-nose sort of person, as I can estimate my engagement level pretty well in advance, but coming in under is like a victory. Hooray!
So, a lot of things up in the air right now. I like that, actually. The hustle. I don’t think I could live without it.