Today I worked on some revisions for Blessed are the Dead. These are due May 1st. I’m close, but I think I’m at the point where I need to print the whole thing out and read from beginning to end again.
In addition, I finished up a few articles for Crimespree Magazine and sent them off to the super cool folks who run the magazine. I’m still totally stoked at the chance to be in this mystery magazine, which has featured all my favorite authors over the years.
In the afternoon, I worked a little bit on copyedits (DUE TUESDAY!!!) and worked on some upcoming posts for this website that will run when (or around the time) my book is released.
Those posts creeped me out. They are about the man I based my antagonist on in Blessed are the Dead. He’s a serial killer I had dealings with while I was a reporter in the Bay Area.
Even seeing his picture still makes me cringe and feel like I need to go take a shower.
Later, I saw a tweet mentioning me and my book and found out that the publicist had sent excerpts out to several different blogs. It was both exciting and scary to see my writing out there for anyone to read for the first time. Shortly after, I got an email from one of the authors who is reading my book and was so relieved and thrilled to see him say he loved it and offered up a blurb! (more on that next week!)
Caught up with an old friend from high school on the phone last night. Facebook has some drawbacks, but it has also put me in touch with old friends — and that has been wonderful.
Goals: 5 hours revision, 1 mile walk
Results: 3 hours revision, 0 walk