The Lull Between Projects

Posted: April 4, 2016 in Living and Life, Writing
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If you’re not on my Facebook page or Twitter feed, then allow me to let you know that on Saturday night, I finished the final draft of Video Rage! And a friend of mine is designing the art for the cover, with the promise that she’ll get it done by Sunday. So all that’s left is to get the copyright (I wonder if I’m the one who gets the copyright for the cover image?), set up everything on the various websites I’m selling VR through, and set a release date! Oh, and see bout doing a blog tour.

In short, there’s only a few months until Video Rage is released!

I know! Exciting, right? Fourth book is finally on the way. Woo-hoo!

In the meantime though, I’m…not really doing anything. Seriously. I’m just kind of this in this funk where I don’t feel like writing or editing. I plan to. At least, I plan to do plenty of editing on Rose. God knows I need to. But not just yet. I’ll have a lot of work to do once I get that cover. And I just don’t want to do anything big, like write or edit or even blog, during that time. Yeah, even writing this post is something of a chore. Which is weird, considering that I normally love blogging.

I think we all go through this sort of thing every once in a while. After a very big project, we don’t really feel like diving deep into the next big project if we can help it. After all, we’ve poured all this energy into getting the previous project done. Who wants to go straight into a new thing? We’d rather just relax for a little while. Which is what I’ve been doing. I’ve watched a couple of movies, caught up on some reading (I’ve got a book on Jack the Ripper I’ve been trying to get through for a while), and just chilled. And unless I’m doing something to prep for the new job (more on that in a later post), I’m just taking it easy.

However, it’s just a lull. Lulls are just that, quiet periods between great periods of activity. And as soon as I get that cover back, I’m going to get right back into work. And I plan to get a whole lot done.

Until next time, my Followers of Fear!

  1. The artist owns the copyright, but the author has full usage rights. meaning they can use it for anything they want (business cards, t-shirts, the book cover, etc.) with the only limitations being whatever limitations are imposed by the stock photo usage rights (for instance most stock photos only allow 50,000 printed version per 1 regular license- I’ve never known anyone who needed to get the next step up, but if you do you can buy the extended license later). Personally I don;t file copyright with the govt. because per US law it is already copyrighted the minute I make/publish it and I don;t have the $$ to mess with it 😉

  2. Adan Ramie says:

    I know just how you feel. After the rush up to the publication of Cluster B in late March, I was left feeling… empty. I didn’t want to write, edit, or even blog. I’ve totally ignored my Camp NaNoWriMo project this month. Burn-out is tough, but I’m confident we can both beat it. After all, there are stories to be written, rewritten, polished, and published. Good luck on beating your slump!

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