Thursday, February 13, 2014

Revision update!


Oy. Me and my self-inflicted deadlines, I swear. Remember when I said that Advent's second edition would be available to all as a free e-book by Valentine's Day? Well, I totally meant by the end of February. :)

As in definitely, for real, absolutely by the end of February! I'm this close to done---I just couldn't swing it by the end of the week. Thank you for being champs at putting up with my setbacks. And if you have friends who haven't yet read Vessel (and are they really your friends if they haven't?), be sure to hook them up when it's FREE! You can bet I'll let you know the moment that happens.

And don't worry. I'm still working like mad on Deliverance. It's going to be a ride like no other and I can't wait to give it to you.

Best!
Tom


Saturday, February 8, 2014

In pursuit of "ready".


The Advent revision continues! We all know how reliable I am when it comes to deadlines, but I'm relatively certain that the second edition of Advent will be available for all e-readers by Valentine's Day. For free! Pending select retailer distribution times and Amazon price-matching speed, of course.

At times it's hard not to turn this into a full-on line edit, which I'm sure any creative person can relate to. There's always something that can be better! you think. But overall I'm still more than pleased with my first book. It's a solid story and I'm glad I waited until it was ready to publish it. Finding "ready" is a delicate dance---again, something you fellow authors or painters or musicians out there are sure to understand. It's hard not to keep adding more. It's hard to cut away at the excess. It's hard to fill in the hungry places, or the odd places where you are sure nothing will fit. But it's important to do all those things. In the end, you just have to trust yourself to recognize "ready" and go forward, see what happens. And to forgive---or indulge---yourself if further tweaking feels necessary down the road. 

Amirite?

That said: Holy crap I use the word "immediate" a lot. Got to cut that out.