Lately, I’ve been working mostly on setting up all of the supporting materials in anticipation of when I release both books into the wild. This includes this website, Facebook, and I’m even getting familiar with Twitter (yeah yeah, stop laughing).
There are so many avenues for communication that it is mind-boggling. I recall the days when, if you wanted to get the message out there to the mass public, you had to code a website and hope people found you. Yes, those were terrifying, dark times. They were times when you had to listen to a modem screech and negotiate with another modem on the other end until they both agreed and made beautiful music together.
And everything took ages to load. Oh, the lag! But I digress.
I am trying to get the hang of all of the methods I can use to not only present my books, but also to discuss and gather feedback about them. I can see why, for some people, this can be a full-time job.
One day, I hope it is my full-time job. 🙂
So, I’ll say it. I’m terrible at naming things. People, places, things, stuff, junk…all of it. Sometimes, I’ll rename something three or four times and maybe be happy with the outcome. I currently have a list of things to rename in both “The Call of Chaos” and “The Coming Storm”, which I will be doing very soon. It’s going to suck, but it’s necessary.
Every once in a while, I’ll be watching TV or a movie and find something that makes me think “Wow, that sounds like a name I would make up!” If there was ever any question, that’s not a good thing.
So, yeah, that is one of the tasks I have to do while I tighten up both books during the coming weeks (hopefully only two or three weeks). Yep. It’ll be me, sitting at a table in a coffee shop, talking to myself and randomly coming up with combinations of letters until something sounds right.
I guess, for the most part, that’s what writing a book is, anyway, no?
Today, I finished the first edit of “The Coming Storm”. This marks the beginning of the end for the editing process. What’s left? There is some general tightening and tidying to be done and, once it’s over, publishing is not far behind.
I can’t begin to convey just how excited I am about this. I absolutely love to tell stories and, soon enough, I will be able to share these with those who wish to listen (or, more appropriately, read–you get the idea).