The trilogy I've been working on for a couple of years now is finally complete and with my editor. All three books. 953 pages. 215,184 words.
Yet ... now I miss the heroine, Gracie Hofner. We shared so much during all these months. I miss our talks. Her smile. It's as if my best friend has moved away. Or gone on a long vacation.
While she's gone, though, I have much to do. I've made a list of Gracie things to do in order to get the book ready for publication. I've made another list of things I've let slide that I need to do in real life.
It took a while, but I finally prioritized items on the lists into a workable order. I don't know if I'll complete everything on the lists, but I do want to get the most urgent items accomplished while Gracie is getting massaged into shape by my editor's skilled hands.
Here are three lines--one from each book--which may or may not be included in the final published versions by the time I'm really finished with them.
Gracie Micro Fiction
Ow! Ow! Ow!
You didn't think I'd really tell you anything important yet, did you? I haven't even shared the titles of the trilogy or the first book.
One of the big items I want to accomplish this month is to get my newsletter started and rolled out. Actually, I'll be happy to get it started, even if it isn't live by the end of March. I feel as if I'm stumbling into a bat cave blindfolded and handcuffed.
I hope I'm able to laugh about that feeling in a few months.
April is right around the corner, and as usual, it's A to Z month. Have you participated before? Are you going to participate this year?
If you're on the fence about whether to sign up, I highly urge you to give it a try. It's well worth the effort you'll put into it. It's a ton of fun. Warning: Prepare and schedule all your posts ahead of time. You'll find out why.
I'm not participating again this year. A to Z and Gracie Brain are a bit at odds with each other. But I'm pretty sure I'm going to find some interesting topics out there I won't be able to resist.
Next month, a guest blogger will be here. I'll still be around, but I'll mostly be busy working on other things. I do hope you'll stop in and see what he's all about. I'll still be visiting you.
And ... on Monday, March 20, I will be part of a blog post for International Day of Happiness at The Pursuit of Happiness blog. I hope you'll drop by and read what I have to say.
Day C - Monday, April 3
🙂 C is for Carol's Blog 🙂