I think it was in Frankenstein that Mary Shelley made the connection between the act of creation and the act of childbirth on an emotional level (thanks to Beth for reminding me of this). Both upraising and draining, gleeful and stressful. So yeah, I’m tired as hell and riding high on the hog at the same time as I finished off the final chapter of Incorruptible, the last of the initial story arc of The Push Chronicles. It’s been a wild ride with an emotional finale, but I’m happy to be where I am.
There’s a certain sense of closure and final completion to finish out not just a book, but an entire series (or arc in a series, I don’t think this is the end of stories told in that world). I’m not sure I can match it up with any other feeling I’ve had in my life.
Of course, there’s still plenty of editing and revision to come. Still, it remains what it is: an act completed.
Tomorrow, expect either a Starving Review or some more writing articles. Good luck and good writing!
P.S. If you’re interested, there’s still room for more beta readers in my pack! Get your hands on all the books of a series for free and get new volumes ahead of time. It’s your chance to get in elbow-deep in books in the making and leave your mark. Just send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
But the good news is that I got my first stock of books from CreateSpace earlier than expected. This is especially good news for the Kickstarter folks expecting books, as I should be able to ship this out before my out-of-town trip to see my mother next week.
I don’t know what it is, but it’s still hard to beat physical books.
Indefatigable, the second novel of The Push Chronicles, is going on sale next week on 9-25! You’ll be able to pre-order, if you wish, earlier … I’ll let you know when the pre-sales are officially open (probably Saturday or Sunday, depending on the speed of Smashwords/Amazon).
To get the second book out the door feels really good. I feel like I have momentum on my side now! At the beginning, certainly, there was a lot of doubt in me as to whether I would actually follow through with these big, ambitious plans, but the proof is in the pudding!
Thank you for everyone who has read and supported so far!
I’m sure you don’t read this blog to hear me beg and plead for Kickstarter donations. You want to read about writing, politics, or my novels, right? So, with that said, I apologize ahead of time for this, but …
OMFG! 24 hours to go! Not there yet! *runs in circles, pinwheeling arms, until collapsing in a twitching heap*
If you had ever considered donating, even a little, but were procrastinating, now is the time to stop that and chip in. We aren’t to the last minute yet but …. that isn’t far off.
You can get it now on Smashwords for FREE! It will also be live on Amazon.com within a day or two and then spread out from there through the Smashwords Premium distribution to a vast array of e-book vendors.
With the second editions finished, art work is now being prepared for The Tale of the Tape and Indefatigable. Expect them to hit the virtual shelves at the end of September!