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I’m a little behind on my self-imposed schedule to complete the polishing edit on BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING.

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Well, I always knew that was a stretch goal, so no great surprise there. I still hope to finish it today.

Then on to formatting for the final Amazon version and the one for Draft2Digital, including doing a bit more work on the D2D author page, so I can include a link to that in the back matter. As time permits, I’ll upgrade the back matter in my other works distributed through D2D, too.

I’ll be working on the blurb some more, too. At least I’ve come up with a tag line:

He could become a god. He could just burn to death. Maybe he’ll wait on that.

Then the print book, not that I’ve ever sold that many print copies.

And back to work on BECOME: TO RIDE THE STORM. I’m getting a little itchy to get back to that one.

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So, I have a new deadline. When I raised my head out of first draft mode and started working on revisions to BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING,

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I realized something. I have five of my books–including the prequel novella to the BECOME series–scheduled for a group promotion over the first weekend in May–a May the Fourth promotion, as in “May the Fourth be with you.”

And that is a perfect time to start getting a little promotion for this next book, specifically by getting buy links for it into my other books–especially the ones in the promotion. Now, fortunately, that doesn’t mean that I have to have all the revisions done. I can get a buy link by putting it up for pre-order. And I always planned to have this book out around May or early June at the latest, anyway. That’s way sooner than the 90 days Amazon permits for a per-order.

What I do need to do is get a really good feel for how long I think these revisions will take and add a bit of cushion, plus the ten days Amazon insists the final version be uploaded before publication. The best way to do that is to get as far as I can in the next week or so. Because I will need a little time to revise my other books to include the new buy link. And I will have to set the release date when I set up the pre-order.

Just in case you’re interested, these are the books that will be free from May 4th thru May 6th:

Because of the complexities of making a book that’s published wide (rather than exclusive to Amazon) free, THE SHAMAN’S CURSE is already free.

So, back into the revisions trenches for me.

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