STATE OF THE FOX - February 1-7, 2021
Rise NewsThe big news this week is that Rise has a firm release date of April 30, 2021 and that the Call for ARC Readers! is open! The mixture of excitement and anxiety is crazy. But I have a list of things to do before release and a budget! I cried when I showed my husband my budget and he agreed that pulling from savings was ok to help cover what I didn't have saved. (I do the finances, but also do my best to keep him in the loop.) My hubs is the best! Shy Red Fox Publishing will be my 'imprint' for my books. So that is ready to go for when I buy ISBNs. (I'm still setting up the site as of 2/7.) The manuscript is in the hands of my sensitivity readers. One is a friend who is a former editor and has lived in Korea and studied Japanese. The other is a dear friend in Tokyo. The latter has given me a few comments already and I'm giddy about the prospect of adding in the details to make it even more authentic. My first newsletter went out. Mailings won't be frequent, as I hate spam. But enough to keep people apprised of the book's progress toward launch. The header on this site, Liminal Chronicles, and Hacks and Help got an overhaul for ease of reading and navigation.
StreamingOn Twitch my viewers and I celebrated 7 months of streaming with a giveaway. ⚝Aydan Nightshade⚝ was the winner and chose art from my shop. :D
PersonalThe rough side of things is I'm not sleeping well again. My mom dealt with this at the same age. Epsom salt baths before bed seem to help and knock me out for a good portion of the night. As a sanctuary after the insanity of digging into and learning everything I have to know about self-publishing, I've been listening to Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron. I love the spunky main character and the surprise after surprise as we find out more about her and her new cohort. I won't give away spoilers. But if you like futuristic urban fantasy with a strong female MC and layers of story - check it out. I finished it last night and it was fab! Great ending to a very fun book! Looking forward to the next one in the series!
Upcoming PlansPreping the book blurbs and pitch
Maybe a peek at the crazy present I bought for my wonderful geek-engineer-ninja-fanatic husband...
Panda Express gave me the best fortune in my fortune cookie!