Rita: The next page is in progress. I’ve been spending the past couple of weeks dealing with cons, and trying to get various other things out of my way. And to get my schedule rearranged with less sitting around feeling dopey and more drawing.
I think the next page is about 1/3 done. I’m also thrashing out the script for the next few pages of the blue thread; the story’s changing gears and I want to make sure the transition is smooth.
The book: This morning, there was e-mail from my printer telling me they’re ready to ship, and if I could give them one last bit of data they needed in the next hour they could have it on the road today. Sadly I didn’t see this until about three hours after they sent it. So the books should be on their way Monday! Then I get to start signing and shipping them. And pulling together those prints I promised to go along with ‘em, too.
I have made several mistakes during the production of this book. Unsurprising, given that it’s my first try – it’s not entirely my first book, but I don’t think “printed about 50 copies of Absinthe via Lulu” really counts. I may be making some more before all is said and done. But hopefully I’ll manage to avoid making most of them for the next collection of Rita, and for the short story anthology I’m putting together! I’m quite sure there will be exciting NEW mistakes for those projects…