With the holidays, kids and school and my job search, it, of course, seemed like the natural time to jump into the pool and self-publish. If that wasn't enough, it occurred to me I could reissue my out of print backlist.
I have been working on It's All Greek to Me since MONDAY. Ack. I had to copy/paste it to my email, remove the paragraph spacing (took the whole day), then recopy/paste to a new document (to remove extra formatting) and yep...work on the spacing again. That took another whole day. LOL. I've been updating the story, it is, after all, 6 years old and I mentioned answering machines! Hehe. The storyline itself isn't changing. Just adding details and bringing it further into the 21st century. I'm about 1/3 of the way finished.
So, into that project (with a new novel to format and publish just waiting in the wings), I had the brilliant idea to reissue my Blue Plate Special: Pops' Girls novels. It's a continuity series I wrote with my bestie Sherry (writing as Shara Jones), and another good friend, Meg Allison what, 4-5 years ago. We each wrote a stand alone, then contributed to an anthology. Meg's reissued her contributions: Second Chances and Accidentally in Love (see her webbie, I have too many windows open on my browser at the moment...eek!), and now, I've bamboozled Sherry/Shara into reissuing hers. (Allow me to pause for a moment to laugh like an evil loonybird.) We're going to issue 2 anthologies, Sherry/Shara 'n' me...one with our two standalones, retitled (Meg retitled hers, too) simply Janie (mine) and Cindi (Sherry/Shara's), and our two novellas from the original Pops' Girls anthology.
THEN, if that weren't enough, I said to Sherry, "I'm going to also reissue Cupid on a Mission. Mebbe we could do a Valentine's anthology with a couple of novellas, and use Cupid again." Sherry said, "How long?" This morning, I realized I now hafta write a novella for this project. Bwahahahahahaha. Outsmarted myself there.
Sherry and I also have some Brides themed novellas and spooky themed novellas. Yes, the possibilities are endless.
I'm just thrilled I bamboozled Sherry back into The Game again.
Okay, so why am I blogging when I have a webbie to update, a novel to finish updating/formatting, novellas and novels to write, books to publish...?
PS...For authors looking for (at the moment) free promo, I've created a new website: Books! Books! Books! in the hopes of attracting readers to their favorite, as well as, new authors.
Now I'm really leaving.