Happy December!

National Novel Writing Month has come to an end, and so has the NaNoWriMo Writing Tools bundle…which means my book Bundle Up: Creating and Promoting Story and Book Collections is now available for sale on its own!

It hadn’t been published before the bundle, since of course I was writing it until the day before the deadline to get it submitted. 🙂 I kept it exclusive to the NaNoWriMo bundle, but now it’s up on Amazon and friends. Hooray!

I’ve already started on my next non-fiction book, which I didn’t intend to write until I was in the middle of writing the first one. 🙂

Dawn of the Monsters, the first volume in the brand new series Amazing Monster Tales I’m co-editing with DeAnna Knippling, will be out in the next few days. We had a very fun final review session yesterday, and are making the last few tweaks to the sales copy and categories and things today. You can keep on the series and this issue on Facebook and our website. I’m so excited about this project!

Learnings

I’ve learned to not release four books in a roughly two-week span. 🙂 This was totally unplanned, which is amusing because I knew the dates for everything, but somehow didn’t put it all together in my head until I was in the middle of it all. I have a spreadsheet to track my writing deadlines, but usually publish books one at a time, so I haven’t been paying as much attention to the dates. Everything worked out, but I’ve been a mite busier than normal…

Experiencings

Putting together the monster short story collection with DeAnna has been really, really fun. We’re doing all the things I’ve done on my own for other collections, but it’s totally different doing them with someone. Finding and correcting the last few things felt like fun, not work, especially because we were chatting on our Slack channel. I’m looking forward to many more collaborations with Deanna!

Readings

I completely forgot to read the book for my work book club. I noticed the monthly book club lunch on my calendar a few days beforehand, and there was no way I was going to be able to read the book (The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas) by then. I would like to read this, but instead am going to start reading next month’s book, Stardust by Neil Gaiman.

 
 

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