MADNESS: Bad Timing, Beta Reading & Other Shenanigans

Good morning!

I think Wizard World dropped the Central Canada Comic Con on my husband, me, and our excellent volunteer team at the WORST TIME EVER for me.

You see, last Tuesday I was working very hard at getting this book finished. Flame of the Apocalypse is the third book in The Ferryman and The Flame series, and I’ve been working on it since May 22nd and I really wanted it to be finished by July 10th without having to take a ton of days off.

Well, the latter has happened due to my brain practically exploding. I took the days off to find my center of gravity and balance and to figure out what the hell was going to happen. It’s been one crazy week for me filled with people threatening to picket, people stepping up and asking what has to be done, and us scrambling around like chickens with our heads cut off.

It’s exciting yes, but it’s like cramming eight months worth of work into two weeks, in this case, the past seven days. I haven’t been able to give my usual attention to my jobs, like Live Person and metaphysical therapy, but I have been able to write this book.

I’m really NOT going to stop writing just because I have a 20,000 person major event to head up. Although I am hoping I can find someone to take my place as Head Coordinator, I’m just scared about who that could potentially be as the only person involved long enough I’m not sure about.

So that’s a big thing happening, also it’s my daughter’s fourth birthday and my seventh wedding anniversary this week. On top of all the other commitments we’ve had, I haven’t gotten birthday presents or a birthday cake. #badmom

So I apologize if the usual snarky / amusing / interesting posts that come out of me, just aren’t coming right now. I have a lot of articles and stuff planned, but I’m not in the mood to write that stuff right now. I’m really focused on finishing this WIP and then I’ll get back into the swing of things.

I’ve got 3 Chapters Left and then I’m all yours. And in fact you might be all mine because I’m launching a Beta Reader Contest in July that’s basically going to knock your socks off. I don’t have any ARCs from other writers to give away but I do have a polished MS that I’m shopping out right now, and I’m going to be giving away a few copies of the book to people who want to read something that isn’t even on the market right now. (And I promise it’ll look pretty too, I’m going to reveal the cover design when I reveal the contest on July 4th)

So if you’re wondering what the heck is up with me, I’m struggling through a landslide, fighting off a hurricane, trying to stave off a riot, and attempting to find my brain.


P.S. Did I mention that these last 3 chapters are probably the most emotional chapters I’ve ever written? If not, they are.

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