About to hit another landmark with the publication of my first print book, and as usual, I am so wrapped up in trying to execute the thing that I barely have a moment to realize its significance.
Despite being a planner, I tend to be a bit of a hermit about upcoming work. I gather the assets privately, fill a dozen notebooks and forget about sharing completely until the last minute, when external circumstances remind met that the thing has to be published, or distributed, or whatever. Then I commit and inevitably give myself a ridiculously short amount of time to do things the way that I want.
That’s probably for the best, since I would overthink any launch, given the time. I put so much into my private screening of Delta Phi in so little time that most of the RSVPs did not come.
And now all I can think about is trying to redo this website, which I don’t have the time to do. Does it look like an author website? Does it act like one? Can I afford to change hosts after eight years of loading content onto this one? (Squarespace does not make it easy to change over =.=)
All to avoid the real issue, which is to keep writing the next time while I’m doing this launch, and the ensure that my content model is still rolling forward.
I am especially excited about the sequel to Paint! It is my first time writing a sequel and I am gathering notes. Thanks to everyone for the outpouring of support on Instagram and Youtube. There’s more to come.