Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Last Week in Cube World

It's been an exhausting week as I am wrapping up things at work. Just to give you an idea, I'm not a napper, but when I got home from work today, I fell asleep for two hours.

They've pretty much stated they're tapping into my brain and trying to extract as much knowledge as possible before I'm gone, which means I've been cross training, as well as working longer hours in order to tie up projects. It's bittersweet, as I've already been visited by several people I know who work in other departments, received calls from coworkers who no longer work there, and am cleaning off my desk. I think it's actually hitting me when I'm having conversations with those I've known since day 1, which aren't many since most have moved elsewhere. New chapters are always good. Everyone deserves a fresh start. I know I've built a reputation within the company, but in order to grow, we have to stretch.

I hope my contest winners understand that I won't be able to mail out their items until this weekend. I discovered my shipping supplies were low and because my work hours are longer, I'm not able to get to the post office before they close. For those who don't know, if your package weighs over a certain amount, you can't just put it in the drop-off. Grr

The paperback for Gravity is in the works; I'm going back and forth with the formatter on a few items, and I think I've completed the cover. Anxious to order the first proof within a week or so!!

I spent tonight printing out some of my detailed notes on Mageri Book 5. You should have SEEN what I had to contend with during Gravity as I have this unusual system for plotting and how I document it. Probably not the most efficient, but it works for me. ;-)

I found a contemporary romance I had written and put on my Kindle, and I've been tinkering with it on my off time since I haven't officially begun working on Mageri 5. It's a story I hadn't finished because I reached a stuck point, but one I'll keep on the back burner. I have way too many things going on right now with my other books. After Gravity, most of you might notice that writing a CR wouldn't be that much of a stretch for me, but my head is buried in the Mageri world at the moment and all of the exciting supernatural elements. If I can introduce more readers to this genre who don't normally read, then mission accomplished.

This is why I'm excited about going full-time, because I'm anxious to see how much more productive I'll be. But it's going to be counter-productive to be working on too many projects at once. This isn't a race. I have all the time in the world. :)

And thank you all for not just reviews, Facebook posts, and comments on the blog, but I've been receiving emails and Goodreads pvt messages about Gravity. <3

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