I'm very close to the end of this round of editing so I can send the book to the copyeditor today. And then I will tackle the epic to-do list of both business and home tasks. I'll also start work on the next Rebel Mechanics book. I've already got one reference on hold at the library.
One of the to-do tasks is to dig into all that branding work so I can hire a web designer and get a new web site made that will incorporate my blog. The hope then is that when I use social media to drive traffic to my blog, it will be driving traffic to my web site. There are some other things going on that may allow me to get blog pointers spread by others, and I want to have the new thing set up before I set that up so I don't have to re-do links.
As part of the research that goes into that, I have more questions for my readers. First, are there any author web sites you really like, either for looks or content? And second, which authors would you consider to be in the same category as me? Not necessarily by genre, but books that you read to get a similar feeling or experience to mine. Or, if you're recommending my books to others, what other authors might you mention -- "try this, if you like this author, you may like Shanna Swendson"?
Now, off to edit, and then respond to e-mails, develop writing conference speaking proposals, revise a video script, practice choir music, go through the exercises in a branding book, practice the harp, trim the vines on the patio, clean the living room, clean the kitchen, etc., etc. ...