Yes, that's Thank God It's March.
If I had to go another month without being able to walk or ride my bike, I might be tempted to throw in the towel on my car-less in suburbia experiment. I think I can make it, however. Today I'm going to take the first bike ride of the season to the post office so I can get a package in the mail and renew my p.o. box.
I've been super busy with work, sometimes putting in 14 hour days. My coauthor and I got the rights back to our Renegade Writer books last year, so we've been working to build our brand. In the last month, I've edited and formatted one of the books so we could release it electronically through Amazon.com and BN.com. I also wrote an eBook of my own and released it.
On top of this, I've started writing fiction again and released my first title under a pseudonym a couple weeks ago. This spring, I'm releasing a novella that's part of a trilogy, and I'm super excited about it. I've worked with big publishers and small publishers; I've been lucky enough to work with some terrific literary agents, too. But I have to say, working independently is far more fulfilling. I love everything about it: hiring my own editors, proofreaders, and graphic artists, getting to pick what I want on my book cover, and, of course, pocketing more money per book than I would ever get with a traditional publisher. Of course I love the creative side of writing, but I'm also very left-brained and enjoy marketing and the business side of writing. I'm not sure I ever want to publish a book with a traditional publisher again.
At any rate, all this is making me a terrible blogger and I'm sorry. I haven't even knit very much. Obviously my Aran sweater won't be ready for St. Patrick's Day. Oh well, it's not a race. It'll get done when it gets done.
How are you doing? Is anyone still reading my blog?