The Writer’s Digest contest results are in and I came in first place!
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for my sentence. It took me weeks to craft that little bugger. Coming in first place was such an unexpected pleasure. I’ve been battling a lot of self doubt offline this summer and it really reaffirmed why I do this. Thank you!
In addition to all the work that goes into creating Highway Thirteen to Manhattan, I am also doing a cover redo and internal formatting update to address typos I discovered over the past few years in The Six Train to Wisconsin.
It’s keeping me incredibly busy. But I’m loving the results. The new cover is featured above. It’s already up on the ebook on Amazon, on Goodreads, and on NetGalley. I still have to finalize the internal formatting of all the ebooks and the paperback and the paperback cover.
And then there’s Highway Thirteen to Manhattan’s final paperback and ebook formatting and wrap around cover to still finish up.
I’m also revising The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts’ sequel. I’m polishing up a short story submission, and I’m working on my entry for Pitch Wars next week.
I have a week long writing immersion workshop coming up in September for my WIP too.
Then there’s all the promo stuff for Highway Thirteen. Requesting reviews, sending out ARCs, buying ad space, lining up events for the fall, etc.
It’s an ambitious to-do list, so I’m going to take a blog hiatus starting August 1 and going until September 16.
I’ll be around on Facebook and Twitter, but summer is a slow time in the blogosphere and it’s the right time to take a little break before the major promo push of October-December.
Have a terrific rest of the summer! I’ll see you in mid-September!