September 29, 2014

Busy, busy, busy!

I cannot believe that we're at the end of September. 63 days remain before Mending Heartstrings is scheduled to release. Just over 30 days remain before the start of November, and with it, NaNoWriMo. After this past weekend, I have only one last turn remaining as a Flash! Friday judge.

Perspective, right? The inexorable passage of time is really getting to me at this point. As exciting as moments like deciding which kinds of swag to order for giveaways [Ideas? Share them in the comments!], I am also a bit overwhelmed, as there is so much to do. 

In the next few months, Mending Heartstrings will go through its final proofread, swag will be designed and ordered, a blog tour will likely be planned, and then this book, after about 25 months from when I first started writing it, will finally reach readers. 

Meanwhile, my two completed manuscripts continue their trajectory, hopefully toward publication. High holidays have started and will continue through mid-October. November will see me flying to Kalamazoo (real place, I promise!) for family reasons, and it is of course the start of the more active holiday season.  As I already mentioned, it is also NaNoWriMo. 

Sadly, reason makes me question whether I should take part in this annual writing extravaganza. Between traveling and preparing for the release on December 2nd, it seems impractical to simultaneously attempt to write 50,000 fresh new words. At the same time, I'm concerned about postponing writing something new for much longer. Yes, I have plenty to take care of with the works I've already written, but is a writer who doesn't write still a writer?

Random musings and stress aside, I do hope to return to a more regular posting schedule. 

Meanwhile, tell me how you are! What are your plans for this fall?

September 19, 2014

Mending Heartstrings Cover Reveal!

Here it is — the cover for my very own novel, Mending Heartstrings. I would absolutely love to hear your thoughts and reactions in the comments!  Please of course feel free to share this. Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for organizing this reveal!

Mending Heartstrings
by Aria Glazki

Release Date: December 2, 2014

September 4, 2014

Bloggers Wanted: Mending Heartstrings Cover Reveal!

It's amazing how little moments along a journey catch you with the realization that this massive undertaking is actually happening. The original publisher's marketplace announcement seemed like such a moment, even with the foreknowledge that the path from a contract to publication would still be time-consuming and complicated. In a way, though, it still didn't feel real. 

I'm not sure that anything short of seeing my book published will actually make me internalize that all of this is actually happening, but the scheduling of the cover reveal is certainly having an impact. We're getting close!

September 19th, the cover for my novel Mending Heartstrings will officially be revealed.

Pinch me now, or better yet, sign up for the reveal organized by Xpresso Book Tours! And thanks as always for your support!