Monday, February 18, 2013

Editing, book releases, and what else is new?

Feel like I have been sick for-ev-er..... finally I actually feel like myself again. Can't wait for spring now and flea market season soon!!

So, what is new?

 * If you didn't read it, I have a Valentine's story (or just call it a twisted love story) over at King's River Life Magazine....

* I also won a Dog Writer's Assn. Award for best mainstream magazine story! Info and a link to the story is on my nonfiction web page.

* If you're intrigued at all by zombies, several of us writers have started a blog, GirlZombieAuthors -.http://girlzombieauthors.blogspot.com/.. random postings, so come check us out!

* I am now almost through the last edits before the galley on GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie - which I learned should be coming out around JULY 1. Yay!  Saw a preliminary cover too so that should be done soon.

Wow! After what also seemed like forever, it is now only months away to seeing the book! Wow!

Funny, how after so many reads, reading it again all these doubts rush in. But I still like the story so hope others do, too.

 ** So, how do you cope with an upcoming book release? Get scared still? Share your thoughts!



6 comments:

Debra St. John said...

Wow, you are a busy girl lately.

Kudos on the story, contest win, and upcoming release!

New release jitters can make you crazy. I try to do things methodically...make a list, go from there, and check things off. And don't forget to sit back and enjoy the ride from time to time!!

Glad you're feeling better...I had a bug this weekend too. Ugh.

Chris Verstraete said...

Thanks Debra, yeah those bugs, at least with me, hang around forever! Good to feel good again!

Morgan Mandel said...

I'm in control of my own destiny about when to release a book. That said, once it's done, there's a lot of work to do, and most of it seems it should have been done yesterday!

Glad you're feeling better.

Morgan Mandel
http://www.morganmandel.com

Deb Larson said...

So glad you're feeling better. As for book releases - I'm right there with you wondering what I should be doing that everyone but me seems to know about, then in the same breath wonder if I'm pushing too much.
I was once told a book can be fussed over only so much and then it has to stand on its own. I try to keep that in mind!
Good luck - and Congrats on your successes!
DL Larson

Chris Verstraete said...

Thanks all. In one way I am glad to have someone else handling most of the details. There is so much to do! I do have to plan release parties and a blog tour next. That's enough to do. Ha!

Chris Verstraete said...

Thanks all. In one way I am glad to have someone else handling most of the details. There is so much to do! I do have to plan release parties and a blog tour next. That's enough to do. Ha!