Camp Nanowrimo was a huge success for me. I got through my first sloppy draft of a book about lake merfolk and their local friends who have to fight a giant demon octopus that a cult has summoned.
Definitely feels on brand and I’ve already sent it to beta readers which is really exciting. After I implement any suggestions they have, I’ll be sending it to my copy editor mid June! I can’t believe that I’m keeping on pace for the three books in 18 months goal I set for myself.
But next month is when the rubber hits the road and I have to for real put my aliens novel out into the wider universe. Right now it’s been protected by me. Gently handed to folks who love me, and I’m confident will love Chuck too. But strangers? What? I have to give my book babies to STRANGERS?
How does that even work?
I’m hoping to get eARCs out to people who signed up soon, but I’m waiting until I meet with my writing coach this weekend before I made any publishing adjacent decisions. She always has really good ideas for me.
Otherwise, I’m going to focus on the fun stuff that only relies on my own decisions. Like sending mood boards and rough sketches to my cover artist, adding ridiculous book cannon to my merfolk tale, and figure out what I’m going to do with all the bookmarks I had printed.