At longfully last, I'm back! *cheers and cruller-giving commences*
And not just for new posts, but as a writing community member. I look forward to reading and commenting on hundreds of blogs again.
I've missed it. For reals.
Last month was a rush, my own August rush (ever seen that movie? - it's a good one), and as much as I loved working on Woven, I'm SOOOO glad it's finished. We spent a lot of time on the first 3rd in two months, probably revising each chapter about ten times, until we nailed every single character and the overall presentation, just the way we wanted it. Then, in July, we zipped through the rest, five times each, making sure our new foundation was consistent throughout. To our happiness, it was. Mostly. Then in August, we finally wrapped up the edits and read the whole thing, three times more, looking for specifics each time. Woven is now at a place where Michael and I honestly have no idea how this can be any better.
Once our Beta readers get back to us, we'll make our final changes and start shopping it again.
And that's why I've been an unregular blogger. My bad, but now I'm back and plan on staying permanent. I'm also giving myself a full hour, ever day, to do nothing but read and comment on blogs, because I want to. Now that it's scheduled, and my window to draft new posts, it'll get done, and it won't cut into precious writing time.
Now that I'm back, for good this time, it's high time I gave an epic Shout-Out to those who have joined us since I went AWOL:
Welcome to The Cosmic Laire - enjoy the trippy awesomness!
Update: Now that Woven is practically finished, what's my plan now? This zombie idea I've had for a while is going into full force, starting now, and I'm going to push myself to have a first draft done before The Walking Dead Season 3 begins (nice incentive, right?). After that, the other MG book I mentioned that's about food, hopefully I'll have a first draft of that done by the new year. The only thing that will keep me from these goals is if Woven gets picked up. Hopefully it will. If not, I'll have two new books to shop in 2013. Let's get busy!
I'm David, and how's about a big hug for your old pal, Merle?