The most important thing going on in my life today is NOT that I've finished writing book 11, no sir! The most important thing IS that we FINALLY got good internet out here in the sticks we call home. Maybe you've never done a speed test, maybe you've never felt the need to see if your internet really is as slow as it feels.
I have, many times, just so I can stare at the screen and go "Are you kidding me!?!? 1.5 down and .08 up!?!?". Yeah, that's not a typo, I'm talking .08, like not even 1, on a good day. This super slow internet has caused me more angst....but a couple of weeks ago it sent me on a late night mission to find something better, and I did! As of last Monday, we officially get 30 up and 30 down. I mean, WHAT WHAT!?!?
Life is better with fast internet, take it from me. Be thankful for your city-living-high-speeds. I know ours doesn't even touch the stuff people get with wired internet, but it's so much better than it was. So.Much.Better.
On to author news:
Book 11 is done! Well, in the most basic sense of the word. I've finished writing, and should start editing today. That'll take a few days, then I can add the pictures and put it out for publishing. I was aiming for a September 1st release date, that should be no problem. I might even put it out today for pre-order. I just wish I could figure out how to do pre-orders for paperback books. Amazon really needs to work on that (just in case you're reading this, Amazon).
The extremely talented lady I've got working on my book cover is almost done. Fun easter egg: for the next six books, if you place them side by side on your shelf, you'll see that the spines combine to make a picture of their own. She'll also be leaving a bit of space on each book so I can add a little "something extra", but that won't happen until I finish everything and see how I feel about the story.
Book 11 is my longest yet. I love the story it tells, the transition it makes, and the way things move along.
Finally, here's the bird helping me hash out the last chapter. His input was invaluable. :) Turns out, I ended up changing most of the paragraph in the picture, so, no spoilers, in case you were worried!