I’m editing. Again. (Still?) (I know.) But I’m polishing this book up to be nice and shiny, and hopefully something that most people will love. I know it won’t please everyone. I’m okay with that. (Mostly.) And I’m going to do my darnedest to not read any negative reviews. (Hopefully, curiosity will just kill the cat, and not me.)
Speaking of reviews, “Intuition” has gotten one review on Amazon so far, and has been reviewed several times on Goodreads. If you’ve read it and wouldn’t mind leaving a short review about what you thought, I’d really appreciate it. Reviews help sell books, help spread the word. And though I’m not technically “selling” a book right now because the short story is free, getting more and more people to read it will help spread the word about INTANGIBLE and get people excited about its release. I can use all the help I can get in doing that!
If you’ve told anyone about “Intuition” or left a review, then you have my heartfelt thanks. I truly appreciate it. :-)
One of the things I’m doing in this edit is removing all the swearing. I really didn’t want to write a book chock full of swears and was keeping it mild, but the thing about swearing is that if you do it wrong, it really stands out. Like, say, if you’re trying to keep it mild by having your characters say “Oh, crap!” when they’re really in an “Oh, f***!” sort of situation. You can see the problem, I’m sure. It’s extremely noticeable when it’s wrong. So I either needed to take the swearing up a notch (or four or five) or just take it out completely. I opted to take it out, to see if that would work. And it does. It totally works, the swearing was unnecessary. (Whew.)
On a completely unrelated but gorgeous note, if you haven’t seen this already, I really think you should. Stunning. The wild green and red colors you’ll see just above the atmosphere are the aurora borealis (aka northern lights). Several times you’ll see lightning storms that look like lots of flash photography. And the grid of lights from cities and towns across the land looks like little strings of holiday lights. Really, this video is just so amazing.
The photos were taken from August through October of 2011 from the International Space Station. This video was made by Michael Koenig, and if you click on it, you can go read his notes about it.
Our world is beautiful, isn’t it?
Hope your week is starting out beautifully, too.