Thursday Update March 1

I know, the bullet points last week were a bit of a cop-out. But, I was fighting sickness and it had been a long week, so I figure it all works out. Here’s an update for this week:

The Nimbles paragraph is complete and has been added to the Balance of Souls world descript (you can find it under language of time point three [here]). I have made some good progress on Will to Speak, but not as much as I would like to have made this past week. I can probably blame my time fighting sickness for that.

I’m still not satisfied with Victim’s current cover. I’ve made a few other possible cover images, but I’m not satisfied with those either. I’ve been asking people who are familiar with the story for their opinions on them, but I keep getting told they like the current cover the best. My main issue with it is probably that I couldn’t get the chains to fall naturally (I’m not perfect with paintshop). The coloring also feels a bit bland in retrospect, but it’s hard to convey darker melancholy. For now, I’ve filed the other cover images in a folder on my computer, so maybe they’ll resurface later as a base for another work. I’ll probably get a few more opinions before settling on a decision. Right now it looks like I’ll be keeping the current cover.

I’ve been invited to be one of the authors speaking at a local author event in VA beach at the beginning of April. I intended to attend the other one tonight (just so I know roughly how things will go next month), but my cysts have had a rough day. I did technically have a table at another local author event back in November, but that one barely had any foot traffic. Both events are free for me to attend, so they can at least be good for gaining experience, learning marketing, and figuring out that mythical ‘networking’ (I’m not getting started on that rant here).

Will next Thursday be a regular post or another update? I have a partial draft for two regular posts, but I might not get to them by then. I intend to prioritize Will to Speak, so my blog posts are more like a persistent side project right now. I’ve been considering switching the schedule to every other Thursday instead, but I’ll figure that out later.

I feel like I should be further than I am. I understand that it does take a while to get going, but it’s still frustrating. Happy writing.

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