As of this writing, I've received the first pass of the novel from my editor. A pdf of the book has been sent to the three, exceptionally talented people who've agreed to read it. The cover is designed. The swag is on its way.
Because the book's focus revolves around life during COVID, a friend of mine, who also happens to be an editor, told me to get it out this Fall. So it's been pedal to the medal from jump street.
I'm okay with that from a writing point of view. I prefer to work fast. It helps me keep an eye on the project at large. But I'm also learning a new industry and that is not nearly as fun to take on at a flash-forward pace. Yet, maybe not knowing what I don't know is a good thing. Very little time to second guess.
Back to the writing part. I'm aware the for some creative people, getting things done during lock-down has been a challenge. I get it. For me, writing this book was a way to feel like I was in control of my life. At least part of it.
Those of you who know me, know that my mother passed in early April and that I haven't seen my father since. So naturally, I wrote a comedy, right? But here's the thing, my family has always used humor to get by and to get through. Even in my mother's last days, we laughed. I speak to my father every day, and while some days are harder than others, we almost always laugh. I treasure that.
If you choose to ready the book, you'll get to meet my parents. How could I not weave them in. They're damn funny. Particularly when they're not trying to be. I believe that's true of most of us.
I'm hoping to have the book available on Amazon sometime between Oct 9th & 13th. We shall see. Lately, life is rarely what we plan.
Hope your endeavors are fulfilling,
Honey's been creating in one form or another for decates. From advertising creative director, to stand-up comedian, to screen writer. Her previous books are all business. Litterally. Careful-ish is Hoeny's first foray in the world of novels. It is, of course, a comedy.