It’s the first of the month, so I’ve posted a new Hot Flash.
I’m working on the final line-edits of EEL’S REVERENCE for Echelon Press. It was supposed to be released in July, but I was appalled by the number of typos that I retained after my first line edit and am going through very slowly this time. These are mistakes I made, you understand, not Echelon. I’m telling you, kids, if I could afford a professional line editor, I would so totally hire one! My #4 daughter, Sara Deurell, is an editor, but I’m all, you know, Christ-like and Buddha-nature and everything, and I wouldn’t want to take advantage of her by asking for a special price. I’m also tight as a tick, and I wouldn’t want to pay my own daughter a reasonable price. Still, next time, maybe I will. Hmmm….lazy…cheap…lazy…cheap…. Which deadly sin will win this contest?
I’m setting up a blog book tour for EEL in September, during which I’ll also preview the next book Echelon has scheduled to put out, FORCE OF HABIT.
The contest is over–Did you remember I was having a contest? Well, I was. Barbara J. King guessed that the crescent mystery was a swarm of ants. Kaye George had fun with guessing it was the scalp of someone with a Mohawk, and Patricia Stoltey thought it just might be hair trimmings. Since only three people entered, I’ll be sending all of them coupons for a free e-copy of LONNIE, ME AND THE HOUND OF HELL. Now, don’t you wish you had entered? Oh–by the way, it’s a swarm of ants.
WRITING PROMPT: Have a character who is proud of an accomplishment find that the accomplishment is not yet…fully accomplished, but needs to be improved. How does he/she respond?