Life has certainly been interesting lately. And busy. My work-for-hire project took a lot of time and brain capacity, but the final manuscript was accepted by my editor and now I’m just waiting to see if I get another commission. *biting nails* *all the usual insecurities return*
In happier news, I just finished another draft of Sophie (FYI, this was a polishing round). I’m giving it a couple of days to steep before reading it to make sure my revisions make sense and didn’t screw up something else. (That’s one of the most common mistakes I see in self-published works, actually. Someone didn’t read through after making changes. So easy to fix. So frustrating to a reader.) How cool is it that I put Sophie through Mobipocket Creator to get the manuscript on my Kindle? It’s so much easier to read when I can take it with me everywhere (and it looks more professional than saving it as plain text). I’ll start querying agents soon. Ish.
A-Read has almost finished the Percy Jackson series. He took a break to read some other great books I found for him, thanks to being connected to this wonderful kidlit world (Emily Jenkins’s Invisible Inkling (he gave it 5 stars) and Nathan Bransford’s Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow – still reading).
And my little man, my brand new kindergartener, is just starting to want to read. He is an awesome decoder, but doesn’t yet get the concept of sounding out. He relies on his memory quite a lot. They’ve just started learning sight words at school, so I think he’ll make quick progress.
So, what are you all up to? Read any good books lately?