Dec 12, 2016
A lot has been happening since my last update. First and foremost, APEX was added to the Crypt TV collection, which means it will be promoted by Inkshares and CryptTV for possible film or TV adaptation, which is really exciting! I personally think APEX would make an excellent movie, but I’m seriously biased.
I have been diligently working on reworking my novel to make it the best book it can be, as that is what matters most. The major portion of that effort is regrouping the point of view in the chapters to preserve the mystery of what our geneticist, Claire, is doing. I have until the end of January to incorporate all my changes before I submit the manuscript to Inkshares for edits.
This past week, I submitted all my author information and creative work for the book cover, etc. The goal is to release the hard copy version of APEX on Halloween, a fitting date for a contemporary sci-fi thriller, don’t you think? At this point, I don’t know when the ebook will be released, but it’s coming!
I got up at 6am a majority of the days during NaNoWriMo and tried to write for an hour. It was the only guaranteed quiet time I had. Jane-Holly (author of Fae Child) and Regina (author of Mothering: The Game) helped hold me accountable. We had so much fun checking in, we’ve decided to keep at it through December. We also managed to meet in person and have dinner this past week, which was great fun (we all live in Portland, Oregon area). They are even more delightful in person than online.
As January is a busy travel month for me, my goal is to finish most of the rework on my novel by the end of the year. I’ll check in with all of you around then and let you know how I did. Wish me luck!
Thank you again for your support and demonstrated faith in me. Publishing a novel has always been one of my top bucket list things to accomplish, and I couldn’t have done it without you.