There have been some good developments and some disappointing ones.
First, the fourth book in the series from Scott Harris and 51 Friends, for which I was a contributing author, has been released. You can read about that here. There is still one more book by Scott Harris for which I wrote a short contribution. It is a book of advice for writers. I will let you know when that one has gone live online as well.
Second, I have been hard at work trying to get things checked off of my to do list.
Get the paperback book for Into the West: Sharon Springs up for sale.
I heard back from the customer service for the formatting program I had bought for my books. They were able to explain to me how to turn off hyphenation. It was pretty rampant throughout the book. It was driving me nuts. But with their help, I was able to turn off hyphenation and will do one more quick read through of the book to make sure I didn't accidentally change anything while I was trying to fix the hyphenation. It should be ready to go Friday with no problems . . . knock on wood!
Finish the first chapter of Into the West: Most Wanted and post it on the hidden page on the website for those who followed the clues in Into the West: Sharon Springs.
I had started writing this but I have not gotten very far with it yet. It is in process though. I hope to work on it this weekend. If you have already found that page please go back after you receive this blog post. I am going to add a notification request to that page so people who have already found it can be emailed when I get the free chapter uploaded. This will save you from having to repeatedly check that page or possibly miss the post if you forget to check.
Produce the first audiobook for Into the West: Orphan Train.
Unfortunately I was on the audiobook site tonight that is affiliated with Amazon. It doesn't look like I'm going to be able to sell audiobooks through them. There are some requirements that I do not meet so that is not going to happen. However. I can create my audiobook and sell it directly from this website. It will be a bit more tricky for me to deal with since I will have to handle those transactions myself but seeing as how few I would most likely be selling, I think I can handle it.
Finish writing Into the West: Most Wanted.
This one will take the longest to complete and I might start on it while P.R. and I are on vacation this summer. We leave for two weeks next Wednesday. I am so looking forward to this. Two whole weeks with P.R. and I in the same place 24/7. That does not happen very often.
Remember to be grateful and not get so discouraged.
I work on this daily. Some days are easier than others.
So that is the quick news about where we are right now. Things have been a bit crazy for me. But I'm soldiering through. Like Churchill said, "When you are going through hell, keep going."
Thanks for following my career. I wouldn't have one at all without YOU!