So many deadlines!

It’s deadline week! 🙂

I have a homework assignment due by midnight, a short story due to the editor on Wednesday, have to create a cover for that story and format the final ebook version by Sunday, have to submit the novel to the editor next Monday, and I’ve redone the cover for the Fantasy in the City bundle to work better for Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble.

Here’s the new version of the cover!

Fantasy in the City bundle cover

My goal was to make it look more urban fantasy-ish. I moved the author names to a blocked-out section at the bottom and changed the font to Cinzel and Cinzel Decorative. It looks MUCH better than the previous version!

Once I finish my homework assignment (I’m taking a class on dialog), and read the four manuscripts that have been submitted for my writing group (which meets tomorrow), I’ll work on refining the short story. This is a science fiction story – yes, I do occasionally write science fiction. 🙂 I’m not actually sure when I’ll have time to work on it, but it’s due to the editor on Wednesday, so I’ll squeeze it in. Somehow…

And on a seemingly random but actually related topic… Sometimes writers will talk about how if you write even 30 minutes or so a day that it doesn’t feel like much, but it adds up. In one of many parallels I’ve found between writing and running an alpaca farm 🙂 my friend Kathryn recently started spinning (she has alpaca) a little bit every day, even when she’s busy with other things. She took photos of her progress. Just like with writing – a little a day doesn’t seem like much, but it adds up!

2016-07-19 Dakota Ridge

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