You've just edited the next best selling Cozy Mystery! What are you going to do NOW?!
You know the answer right? Disneyland, ne?
Well not if you're ME, because I am NUTS. Wanna know my answer?
I AM EDITING ANOTHER BOOK!
I realize that if any of you came after me with men in white coats, it wouldn't be difficult to have me committed, but you see... it's like THIS:
November: NaNoWriMo (translation: booked)
January: Amazon Breakthrough serious prep (translation: booked)
December: Address any Cozy changes by agent.
So if I want something CLEAN for Amazon, NOW is the time.
Come on... you know me by now. There is ALWAYS a plan!
Now the advantage of Legacy, is it was CLEANED once, so that first step... making it readable... isn't necessary. So I have currently started the 'read with notetaking piece'.
Funny. I am only 20 pages in (though I DID read the feedback I got from 3 readers 'back then') and I have a couple fill-ins for 'holes' already. I definitely am a believer in the 'let it sit and come back fresh' thing.
My intention is to MAKE the small changes and make NOTES for the big changes, and then in December, after the Cozy gets cleaned, come back and do the big ones.
I'm not convinced LEGACY will be my ABNA... in fact because it is first in a trilogy, it probably WON'T, but I'd like to have it ready to share. My agent is only my agent for the Cozy, but I'd like to have HER feedback on a clean version... Then I will clean something ELSE in January for ABNA. I will have to evaluate what is closest to ready... but I just have WAY to large an editing pile to not commit to some of this ASAP.
The funny thing is, when I looked at my plan, it seemed DOABLE! How the heck is a book mostly editable in less than 2 weeks? But I think it is, between having that picky round already done and the time sitting, I really think I can DO THIS!!!!
[Note: cover was designed by Joris Ammerlaan, my go-to graphics guy (as was the diva below)]
So besides being insane for editing... (which I don't want ANY of you to mistake for LOVE), I also have a thing for very bad boys. It is because I ultimately believe nobody is ALL bad, especially someone who LOOKS so GOOD in a corset and garter.
You had no clue how deep my lurve for things beginning with L went, did you? My llama love originate with Ralph the Wonder Llama and the 10,000 Mexican Whooping Llamas that were featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
So there you have it. Now you're loony too.