It’s been a busy month! I’d like to say I’m further along in my writing than I expected, but there have been a few hiccups. On the positive side, I’m still moving in the right direction. With the fitness business slowing down and the dog walking / boarding business picking up, I’m keeping busier than expected. Did you know it’s difficult to concentrate on writing with a bunch of dogs you don’t know messing around in your home?
The featured image for this post is of the first time I attempted a five dog walking group. It wasn’t easy. Some of the dogs pulled hard on the lead and sporadically shifted from the left side of the path to the right. You can imagine how that went.
I finished the draft of the Genesis Project. I’m now on the hunt for a copy editor to complete a pass through the book to identify anything that I might have missed. Unfortunately many of the lower priced copy editors are booked for a few months, so this book probably isn’t coming out in January. I’m going to keep searching in hopes of finding someone good that can go through it sooner. I’m also working to get a couple of quotes on a book cover, then have to look at formatting, etc. Let’s not forget that I haven’t written the back cover blurb, but I’ll get to that.
I’ve begun editing the book Unlocking the Dead. I expect to be done in a few weeks and have a beta reader go through to provide feedback. Then off to a developmental editor, copy editor and we’ll see from there.
I’m still working on writing my new book Date of Death. It’s reached 37,000 words, which is very short of where I hoped I would be (I’m aiming for 6000 words a week and 24,000 a month). Hopefully December will be more manageable.
I hope to announce in early January a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to publish some of these books. The first Kickstarter would be geared toward The Genesis Project. More on that later.
I’ll leave you with a few photos from some of the dogs I’ve hung out with this month.