What I’ve been reading: Indie Author Survival Guide by Susan Kaye Quinn. This book is a compiling of her blog posts over the years that have to do with Indie Publishing. It is broken into segments, like a post, making it easy to go right to the part you may need help with at the moment. Very user friendly and well written.
What I’ve been writing: My book for NaNo is The Newstead Project from Steven’s perspective, so to prepare for that I’ve been writing short stories from Steven’s perspective both before Newstead and during his first 2 years. This has been really helpful in nailing down his voice.
What’s inspiring me right now: Because of the extremely dark nature of the book I’m about to write, I’ve been immersing myself in documentaries/film footage from the Holocaust, the rise of the Third Reich, etc. Not really fun, but necessary.
What else I’ve been up to: Biting my nails. Seriously. This waiting for release day is grueling stuff.
I know I’ve been skimping a bit on my twelve days till release day, and I apologize for that. I promise on day twelve (Friday) I’ll have some news that will make up for it.