Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hard to Keep Up

What's that song lyric? Life is what happens while you're making other plans? Yeah. That. That's me.

Oh, be sure, I'm going on with life. Writing (broke 50K on book 2 last week, I have 4 and a half chapters left to go for the first draft). I am supposed to have page proofs arriving any second now, which is my last chance to change anything on book 1. Talking typos, punctuation, nothing major. We should also have ARCS sometime before the end of the month. Squee!

Been taking care of kiddo (who just swiped these awesome freaking mitts from Dr. Gita, contrary to my very loud protests):

Gita has promised to knit me a pair, if I pick out some yarn that I like.

Bought some to-die-for cute shoes:

Hubby says "You'll never wear those!" Au contraire! For these shoes, I will build an outfit. (It may or may not involve dressing up as a Hatter for Halloween this year. Steampunk Hatter, anyone?)

And yet, there seems to be so many things that aren't getting done. I have a list of blog posts I want to do, addressing some questions people have asked me, and some questions I've asked myself. The moment that Book 2 is off to betas (goal: before the end of March), I want to yank Muse off the shelf and get her polished up and off to The Agent. Finish last year's Nano novel, and revise, because I think it has REAL potential to go places. Outline Book 3.

And somehow, in the midst of all this, I find myself with less than four months to the release of A Devil in the Details. Holy crap, when did this happen! Was it really just a year ago (almost to the day, the mind boggles) that I got that call from The Agent "We have an offer".

Back then, a year and a half to book-on-shelf seemed forever. Now I'm wondering if I got kidnapped by aliens and lost several months.


Andrea Coulter said...

Seems like no matter how much we get done, there's always more to do, right? Good luck with the lead-up months to your book release!

And those shoes are awesome :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just randomly stumbled upon your book on And I added it to my wish list just because I like the cover... lol.

But anyway, I will buy the book when it comes out. And like the fact that the lead is male.

Anonymous said...

Another happened-to-stumbler, here. I had to say something about the shoes. I would never have the guts to wear them, but they are the kind of shoes I aspire to get the guts to wear.

K.A. Stewart said...

Welcome all accidental stumblers!

I'm so glad you stopped by, and I really hope you enjoy the book when it comes out.

Be sure to stop by again!

Auggy said...

You're gonna need an outfit to go with those shoes. And be secure in the knowledge that I could never pull off any look that involves those.

BeshterBooks said...

Stumbled on the post avoiding doing my early church history homework. Lust after the shoes. It is a possibility you did lose months by being zapped up by aliens. Check for implants up your nose and random orange paint on the street in front of your house.

I really lust after those shoes.

I will go back to homework now...*sighs*