NaNo has been going great. I started walking about 3 times a day lately, and yesterday I was just too tired to make the wordy words. It’s put me a little behind but nothing is more motivating that seeing your next book cover coming to life.
As I work on Satan’s Salesman 2: The Devil is in the Details, I’ve asked Putnam Finch, my favorite artist, to start work on the next cover. He sent me this beautiful piece of work today.
Going to get some words down tonight and try to catch up for my day off over the week.
I know that I still owe you all a review for the last two episodes of Lovecraft Country, but honestly, I’ve been rocking and rolling on the novel writing front and don’t want to lose that momentum (he says as he writes a blog post…).
Andrew Doran and the Scroll of Nightmares is with Beta Readers and my editor, Kelsey! This is awesome! I took way too long (as many of you have told me) to get this novel out. To be fair, there are a lot of ways that I gave you more Andrew Doran during the wait, but I get it. You didn’t want the afternoon snack, you wanted dinner. Well, we’re almost there! Just gotta get through edits!
Andrew Doran was my NaNoWriMo goal, and I got that done in the first 7 days. Now I am using that momentum to pick up the pace on Satan’s Salesman 2: The Devil is in the Details.
Satan’s Salesman is a book that I had originally intended as a one-and-done. It was only when fans and reviewers started asking for a sequel that I wondered how I would even do it. That’s when a fan and fellow author, C. T. Phipps, came to me with a plot idea that we worked together to develop what we hope is a strong plot. This month I’ll be fleshing it out and hopefully those same fans and reviewers (HI!) will enjoy what Phipps and I have created.
That reminds me, I’m going to need to reach out to my buddy Putnam Finch and talk about the next Satan’s Salesman cover. I’m thinking demon sales lady. Sexy, black and white, and definitely evil.
Oh, and hey, we may or may not have a new president, although you don’t have to read between the lines to know I’m hoping for the ‘may.’ I can’t wait to see what this change brings to the good ole U. S. of A. but I’m ready for it.
Also, I have two more anthologies coming out. I don’t know when but you can look forward to The Book of Yig: Revelations of the Serpent (with Andrew Doran and the Journey to the Serpent Temple) and Tales of Yog-Sothoth (with Andrew Doran and the Forever Gate).