Time is a funny thing. She doesn’t ask permission; she just keeps flying.
Remember the free copy of Dissonance I got last November? The one people received with such enthusiasm that it was a driving force to leave my comfort zone? I mean this one:
(I tried whiting stuff out for comment privacy, but one of them is clearly my cousin, so HI COUSIN! :D)
Okay but I never thought so many people would react that way. And even though it doesn’t mean all those people are going to read the book, it convinced me to take a chance. This picture is super important–it’s a milestone–and I’m not using that cover anymore, but it’s always going to be special.
Now I’ve cleared my desk to have space for editing again. This book is getting a chance, and I know I can do it! (Though fighting the inner editor is hard. Other authors, if you have tips for this unpleasant REWRITE REWRITE REWRITE impulse–let me know.)
So what happened is, one picture sparked a slight misunderstanding which sparked a huge decision.
September I’m editing, and some amazing people are going to beta read (a few have beta read multiple times.) If you’re a friend and interested in helping, let me know! Meanwhile, I’m going to be locked up with lots of coffee and migraines.
I don’t have a lot of time anymore. Stay tuned, and thanks for coming this far with me!