Still pretty busy. I have two regular editing clients now, and I’m working on figuring out the business side of this freelance stuff: invoicing, taxes, incorporation, etc. Also looking into getting some more professional training.
Finished the second round of copyediting on Ben Trube‘s book, Surreality. Ben’s already started on the sequel, which I’ll be anxious to check out.
First draft of Part I of The Crane Girl (first 50K words) is complete and revised based on Betsy’s excellent feedback. More beta reading and revision to come. Will start on Part II one of these days.
Betsy just saw Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi for the first time. She’s one of us now!
Speaking of, I am reading J. W. Rinzler’s The Making of Return of the Jedi, which is utterly fascinating. Lots of color photos, early drafts of the script, transcripts of story discussions between Lucas and the director, early concept art, and much more. An amazing book. Foreword written by Brad Bird, director of The Iron Giant and The Incredibles, two of my favorite movies ever.
What’s new with you?
My next book comes out on Friday, which is a mix of pleasant anticipation and fear that the files will explode when someone opens them.
Nice! That’s always an exciting time. Good luck.
“Ben’s already started on the sequel, which I’ll be anxious to check out.”
is anticipating anxiety making you anxious? XD
Glad to hear things are going well!
anx·ious adjective \ˈaŋ(k)-shəs\
3 : characterized by strong earnest desire : ardently wishing
…and get off my lawn!! (Also, thanks for the comment. 🙂 )