Hoo Boy…

So, I’m a bit of a nerd. That really doesn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone at this point, does it? No? Good. Let’s continue.

I was quietly, happily working on edits for Draft 3 of GOODHALO when the ol’ pager went off. Turns out some poor soul wanted to check off of our mortal coil, didn’t fare so well in the attempt and we were called out to save the day.

Day? Saved.

When I got back from the fire station, I thought about just shutting down the works and calling it a night, but I typically have a hard time getting to sleep after a fire or EMS call. It’s like the adrenalin or something still is running around inside me, going:

Hey…is there more action? Are we gonna drive fast again, TKT? Huh? Huh? Can we? Should we?

So, I decided instead to plug away at the book a bit longer. As I was working on it, I realized a few things:

One of my main characters shares the name of a police officer/paramedic on the Woodbury Police Department. COMPLETELY coincidental, I think. My character’s first name (who is one of my favorites in the book) is this guy’s last name. It’s funny because I said the guy’s name before we headed to the hospital and it didn’t dawn on me until I was home that I’d done that. Don’t care. I’m keeping the name. It’s too perfect IMHO.

Secondly, I’ve been thinking a lot about the second GOODHALO book that I’m hoping to work on soon…like in the next few months. I think that’s a good thing. It’s getting me to make subtle changes to Book 1 to make Book 2 that much more…robust?

Is that the word?
I don’t know.

I like the word robust, so yeah…

Anyway, I sort of already know how Book 2 is going to go, at least the skeleton of it, but to make myself even geekier/nerdier/a bigger dork, I went ahead and made myself a ‘teaser’ sort of poster for the new book and I gotta tell you…I am STOKED to get working on this thing.

Seeing the font, my title and the little picture I added made me get all tingly inside and I was again reminded of how much damn fun I have writing my goofy books. It was like a little inner pep talk and affirmation all rolled up into a simple little mini poster thing-a-ma-jig.

Can I share the poster? Unfortunately, I can’t. The title and the picture I use sort of gives away the big ‘reveal’ at the end of Book 1 and that’s just not a good idea.

But trust me when I say to thee…

It’s gonna rock.

*end self indulgent post*