First there is Clarissa and the Poor Relations - who knew how that would go? Certainly not me. But success bring the need for attention, marketing, replying to comments and reviews. And it is ongoing and respectful of my readers. And also to write another in that genre as asked for by some, which is a lot of fun, - but I wasn't planning it
Meanwhile, Divining Murder was edited, then changed (a lot) then copy edited - with every change needing to be approved. Anyone reading the first version of Clarissa on kindle will understand that
the copy edit needs multi 'accepts' a page - if you are me.
So Clarissa got a proper copy edit too. Another day and a bit of mindless clicking.
Now DM is up and launching nest week, so ... if you you read past blog posts I'm trying to do what I did not do last time. And that's a lot.
And then my lovely niece and writing partner Germaine Stafford (my Gem) finally finds time in her insane schedule to work at finishing the edit (begun two summers ago) of The Case of the Curious Kilt, A Tattie Scone Mystery. I think we laugh too much doing this to get a lot done. I can't wait for you to meet Elvis the Hebridean tiler and reporter, the lovely, charming and hen-pecked Mungo, the twin sisters Effie and Nell. We know them so well and love them. (Book 2 half-written too, desperate to get onto it.)
Divining The Lost, Andromeda Book 2 is with the editor (wonderful Karen Holmes) now and I await to see how much work I'll need do to iron out the snaffoos. I'm always sure I'm sending a good copy - then I learn how much I cannot see.
So it's mad right now, but as my Gem says, 'These are quality problems'.
Anyone want to coach me on Goodreads? - I'm supposed to be doing that too! It's not that easy to navigate.