POST-RELEASE BLUES + TITLE DROP!
So, here I am, midway through my vacation, trying to wiggle my way out of the funk brought on by the release of THE GIRL WHO STOLE THE SUN. If you don't remember from my last Od-Blog, a snowball effect occurred that kept me from properly promoting GIRL. Life and work ate up most of my available time, and, since I was already in the midst of a graceful swan dive into the aforementioned funk, that just drove me deeper. So on the occasion I did have time to promote it, it was a bit too late. I was well-ensconced in my own little mental isolation tank, and not coming out, dammit. Mental health is important, kiddos.
That said, I'm still going to talk about THE GIRL WHO STOLE THE SUN here and there, the great time I had writing it, and how strong a finale I think it is to Salla's trilogy-ending first arc. It's a book that won't be defined by a release that did not go to plan, mainly because it will be discovered--just little by little for now, one convention at a time by more and more readers. Just need to encourage people to spread the word whenever possible.
The good news is that I find myself slowly coming out of the funk by doing what I always do--soldiering on to the next one. I'm doing my final round of edits on the contents of the Odyssium Collection Volume 2 (title TBA), and what's helping is reading through what I think are five really fun, different, and exciting stories. I just finished my last pass on Book 2 of Croe Kidson's Strange Days of Odyssium series, and came away still loving its day-in-the-life-gone-horribly-wrong weirdness after all the read-throughs I've done on it. And since I'm feeling better and in a bit of a giving mood, here's what will likely be its final title: KNOCK-KNOCK.
Yeah, the title doesn't give much away, but it's something at least. Signing off for now, so take care of yourselves in the meantime, people!