This has been a weird week. Over the weekend, we discovered that the basement freezer had gotten unplugged. Weeks ago. We don’t use it much, and the seal kept most of the smell inside, but once my wife opened it … yeah. This may or may not be the cause of my son getting sick and missing school all week.
When I haven’t been cleaning out the grossness or taking care of the boy, I’ve been working on the final (I hope) revisions on Revisionary [Amazon | B&N | Indiebound]. I’m happy to say I got that wrapped up today. I’m going to go through everything one more time tomorrow, and then it’s back to the editor, and I’ll be able to get back to Project Bob.
Despite everything, I’ve gotten a lot of writing-type work done. But I’m noticing that the full-time writing schedule seems to make it a little harder to blog, which I hadn’t expected. I think I’m starting to figure out why, though.
Blogging is a different kind of writing, and for me, it’s been a shorter-term kind of writing. It’s something I do when I have a half hour of free time. (Sometimes that half hour stretches out beyond what I’d expected, but that’s another issue.)
Writing at home, I’ve got longer stretches of time, and the priority for those blocks of time has always been the fiction. There’s also the pressure of my deadline for getting those revisions turned around.
It’s weird. Before, those small windows of time didn’t work well for me to write fiction, so blogging was the natural fit. By going full-time as a writer, I seem to have minimized those blogging windows. I did not expect that.
It’s one more thing to sort out with the schedule going forward. But in the meantime, yay for finishing up another book!!!
September 17, 2015 @ 10:44 pm
What a gorgeous cover, Jim. This model really looks like the Lena I envisioned in my head.
Mason T. Matchak
September 17, 2015 @ 11:05 pm
I’m currently in heavy revisions on my own book, so it’s good to hear yours is going well also. ^_^ Looking forward to this, as always.
September 18, 2015 @ 7:08 am
Sounds like the electricity-saving gremlins were at work at your fridge…. My sympathies to those who had to deal with the aftermath.
Concerning Revisionary: I have my reading glasses ready, the Kindle prepped and the mind in an anticipating mode ;-).
D. D. Webb
September 18, 2015 @ 9:37 am
I completely understand about the blog. When there’s a big change in the writing you do, it tends to bring up little things that never had a chance to come to your attention. With blogging being a different kind of writing, the ol’ creativity has to flex and uncoil in new ways to inhabit the new space it has. There are bound to be unexpected changes.
But you’ll pull through just fine! Keep up the good work.
September 20, 2015 @ 10:37 am
Well, at least I don’t have to restrain myself from asking you to write Revisionary faster anymore. Now to restrain myself from bugging DAW to edit it faster.
September 24, 2015 @ 3:02 pm
Do you know when Unbound will be available again on Kindle? It’s currently listed as “Not available for purchase”
Jim C. Hines
September 24, 2015 @ 4:06 pm
It’s showing up as available for me when I click on that link. What country are you in? It might be a territorial thing.
September 25, 2015 @ 6:45 am
South Africa. The first two are showing up fine on kindle, and Amazon usually lists books as “Not available in your region” for that.
I’ll keep checking. Maybe see if it’ll let me buy when I visit the US next month.
Jim C. Hines
September 25, 2015 @ 10:43 am
Well, crud. Definitely a territorial thing.
I believe Amazon checks the address associated with the account for territorial restrictions. I don’t know for sure, but if it still gives you trouble next month, you might try updating your address temporarily to see if that makes a difference.