Weekly word count: 2900 words
Editing Countdown: 6 more chapters done, 42 out of 46 total, two weeks to deadline.
I'm really pleased with how the editing is going. I'm nearly done and I'll have a few days to put it aside before going through and doing the final read-through and polish, which is what I was hoping for. Now it's time to start thinking about when to set up the pre-order, organizing a cover reveal and talking to bloggers about doing ARCs.
I did get some disappointing news that my short stories weren't accepted for the Behind the Mask, although the submissions people said they'd really enjoyed them and would be interested in any full-length submissions I'd like to send in the future. That's an encouraging note to concentrate on.
It's going to be nice to get back to writing only for a few weeks, instead of trying to both edit and write. It's been really interesting doing the research into the music industry and how pop songs are created and what happens on tour. There's a lot of new terminology to learn and understand, but I like getting into new worlds.
My kids will also appreciate my having some weekends free and I'll be able to do some Christmas preparations. Maybe I'll even find some time to install the shelf I bought at IKEA over a month ago, which will let me unpack the copies of Revelations and Metamorphosis that I ordered two months ago. There's a wild thought.