A few things –
I accepted an offer on my mom’s house, and I should close within the next 10 days as long as there are no more hiccups – I already had to have a fumigator for an active termite infestation in her garage! The only remaining item is a survey, which should be completed by the end of the week, then the final paperwork, etc. Things should get much more clear for me soon!
Second, I am almost done with my editing pass; I have changed a few things, and may take a quick read through when this one is done – I’ll know more when I make it through a particularly intense bit for Lily near the end! If I feel I’ve changed a lot, I’ll give it another, much quicker pass – I know you are all impatient, and I appreciate your forbearance.
Third – I will be putting the book up for sale on Amazon for 48 hours at a reduced price; I wish I could offer it through all vendors at a discounted price, but there is a lag time for when it gets disbursed to nook and iBookstore, so I have little control over something like a limited time offer. It can take anywhere from seven days to two weeks for my book to be posted, and any changes after publication could take a few days to weeks. With Amazon, I see changes reflected within 12 hours tops, so it is much easier to control something like a discount period. I will post on this blogsite when I submit my book to Amazon, so you can take advantage of the promotional price.
I am not endorsing Amazon over any other product, (I have both a nook and a Kindle), and it’s solely a function of how Amazon publishes, as opposed to how I distribute elsewhere. On the plus side, Amazon has a CloudReader that allows you to read a book on your PC or other device, so you don’t need a Kindle.
Last but not least, this Saturday marks one year since my mom died. I hope her struggle and death has taught me to reach out to people more, try to confront even unpleasant things more diligently, and be open to new opportunities and situations. This past year, I’ve reconnected with people I’ve lost contact with, and tried to clear away some of my own debris.