Monday, December 6, 2010

Love Ya Like a Sister: moving to completion

Love Ya Like a Sister is a big girl now, all grown up. And she looks pretty in pink.

I've read three manuscripts returned from my Beta readers, and now I'm fifty pages away from completing my final read-through of the book. Perhaps two other readers will get me the manuscript before submission, perhaps not.

I now know why birds push their babies out of the nest. There comes a time when it's time to move on. I expect to submit my files to Lightning Source by this next weekend.

A friend told me the mark of a creative person is when you can't wait to move on to your next project. If that's the case, then I suppose I'm feeling pretty creative right now. Marketing, of course, will take its time, but I can manage that time.

I look forward to the rest of the cold season, me huddled around my laptop, keeping warm, happy within my blankets and my imaginary world. I think I'll buy a pair of those thin cotton gloves and cut off the fingers. I'll get a large cardboard box and put it in my office. I'll crawl in with my blankets, my gloves, my sock hat, my mini laptop. I won't shave. I'll speak in grunts and mono-syllables. My wife will be awed by my creative lifestyle for about three seconds.

I'm a writer, and I've got an idea. Stand back--this might get messy.

Copyright by Thomas L. Kepler, all rights reserved


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