I Suddenly Dread the Number 13.

Okay, so you’ve all seen the new cover, and so far there has been nothing but positive feedback. I’m so glad you all like it. I myself am in love with the art and feel I am able to gush about it a bit, since I had no part in this creative endeavor. I LOVE it so very much! It’s exactly the type of rockstar cover I would want. Thanks Stan, you are amazing my friend. But if you will notice, it calls for 13 tales from me. 13. Yes, 13. To date, I have 10, hopefully 11 if he likes the story I wrote last night (I think he will). So for the sake of being hopeful, let’s call it 11. That leaves 4 more stories and only 1 more week until August, which was my deadline. We decided to push that deadline out a bit, but it still needs to be done soon. You are probably doubting my math skills right now since 4+11 doesn’t equal 13, but I will explain. Two more stories plus an additional 2 just so we can pick and chose which are the best (total of 15 to chose from) equals 4 more stories. Doesn’t seem that daunting to you , I’m sure. But add in 3 kids in softball. That’s 3 games a week plus tournaments. Also figure in 3 nights a week of bar-tending. Tired of the math yet? Did I mention editing all of those stories multiple times plus the 3 other stories that have been accepted for special issues? How about the flash fiction charity collection that I have promised several pieces to in hopes of one being accepted? But wait-that one isn’t due until October. Then there’s my Twitter page, 3 facebook pages, Google+, a goodreads account, multiple forums to keep up on and this website to run. And this blog of course. Did I mention all the planning for a book launch? All that said, I am still having the time of my life. I’m stressed as hell, but it has come to my attention that I just might be crazy enough to be enjoying it too! Don’t mistake me for being ungrateful, I am always aware of my good fortune and very glad for the opportunities that have been knocking at my front door in mobs. I just need you all to know why I haven’t washed my hair in two days. Or why I exist on coffee and chocolate donuts for days on end!

Don’t worry, I will get it all done. And I will be very happy when I do. But if any of you run into me on the street and I am muttering to myself with bald patches and nails chewed to the cuticle-I just wanted to let you know why. Look me up in September, I should be more human then! I am also rewarding myself and Lou with a working vacation in March. We have been invited to attend the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City. It will all be worthwhile then, and hey! Maybe someday I will actually be able to earn a living at this writing gig. 🙂 Until then, I have work to do, and sometimes it scares the hell out of me…..

8 Responses to “I Suddenly Dread the Number 13.”

  • Michael:

    I also really like the cover art, and 4 stories to write before August sounds daunting enough even without your other responsibilities. Best of luck and I’m sure it will work out.

  • Someone of your talent and obvious ambition will pull through. As a reader, it’s exciting to witness a writer of your caliber at the ground floor. Before long you’ll be in the penthouse suite, but I figure I’ll still be a fan.

  • Oh, I know all too well what you are going through!! But if anyone can muddle through it all, and come out the other side looking spectacular, it’s you!! You impress me so much, you have no idea. I’m going to add you to my links on my blog page, if that’s okay with you? I may even add this specific blog post into a blog of my own!! Can’t wait to meet you in March at the WHC!!! And I’ll definitely be purchasing a copy of Ad Nauseam! 🙂

    • C.W. LaSart:

      Jennifer, you are such a doll! I really appreciate the kind words and am seriously looking forward to meeting face to face in March as well. I would be honored to be linked on your site, and if anyone can help me figure out how to do it on here, I will return the favor! I look forward to working with you as a member of the DMD family for a very long time! Cheers!

  • DiddyKong:

    Love the cover and look forward to its release. Heres another take on your “lucky” number thirteen……… 3 kids in softball…..+ 3 games a week…+ 3 nights bartending…+ 3 more stories…all involving 1 person is in itself a daunting 13…..best of luck to you.

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