The Grim Reader:
I have very exciting news to share! My cover reveal is in the works. I admit, this is such new territory for me, I don't even really know what a cover reveal fully entails. But, like much of the process of getting my book published, I'm learning as I go through each step. I also made it through the copyedited version of my manuscript–quite a feat–and it's been moved off to production.
I've really appreciated all the support over the last couple of years to get to this point. What comes next? I'm not entirely clear, but I know it will be an adventure.
To balance out life, I started a small triathlon training group for folks that have never done a triathlon. When I got the idea, I didn't know if anyone would raise their hand to join the group. We are now 9 strong, with 2 more joining us after their summer vacations! I've met quite an eclectic group of people through the process–those that haven't been on a bike in years, some that don't swim, many that can't run due to various injuries or joint issues. There are engineers, sales associates, stay-at-home mom's, and retirees. But they all have one thing in common: the desire to try something new and challenge themselves in the process.
...of course, I'm also getting great character ideas for my next novel.
What's going on in your world?
How are you challenging yourself to grow this year? Are you working on a new story? Or making your way to your next (or first) triathlon?
I'd love to put together a post of the personal goals and challenges people decide to tackle and why. Your story may just be the one that inspires someone to raise their hand and begin a new journey. Let me know here.