A Month In The Life--Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Today has been an incredibly confusing day--of course which ones aren't? Today's been dedicated mostly to editing and the Aurora imprint.
I got Lizzie's first edits back to her for the next Cougar Club story, Butterfly Kisses. She's also been going rounds with cover art--there's some kind of communication breakdown going on there. By the end of the day, however, we were well on the way to getting the editing on track and I think she's going to end up with a fabulous story out of it.
I also finished off LB Gregg's next Men of Smithfield novel In and Out. Lately with Aspen Mountain I've been editing a lot of m/m erotic romance. The market is hot and LB is one of the best m/m authors I've worked with, if not the best. This story, in my opinion, is her best one yet--so good, as a matter of fact, that we resorted to nitpicking over usually unimportant things. For example, should goddamnit be lowercase or should it be Goddamnit? LB likes uppercase; I prefer lowercase. (Yes, I have reasoning behind it--if you use the word goddamnit you're not only breaking a commandment but you're disrespecting the Christian deity.) In my mind, that means you don't capitalize the word. LB disagreed.
*shrug* What? It's her book. She can capitalize it in hers and I'll keep it lowercase in mine. It all works. As long as an author is consistent within her own work it's really just a semantic question anyway.
So those two projects took up most of the day. Then, I devoted the rest of the day and well into the night getting the first Aurora Regency story's first edits completed and to the author. Marguerite Butler's Compromising Prudence was the first book signed by Aurora Regency and one of the flagship regencies of the line. It's light, fun, frothy and madcap--in other words, the perfect Regency romance. It'll be released on July 21, 2010--the anniversary of AMP and the launch date of Aurora Regency and its sister line Aurora Regency Historicals. I'm getting very excited. I spent a few hours creating the Aurora promotional items for RT--all that's left to do is to burn some CDs and get some cover art for the jewel cases.
So, things are cruising right along. Taking a few days off from writing to recharge the creative juices and get some of these huge projects done for RT. Between brochures and flyers and promotional CDs and my promo stuff and what-the-goddamn (see?)-else-ever I need to get done. So no word count for today, unless you count about 120,000 words edited in full over an 18 hours period.