While in my creative stupor (see yesterday’s post), I’ve been doing a lot of little–and not-so-little–novelista-type things and learning new vocabulary words.
For example, who knew that ABM didn’t stand for “anti-ballistic missile?” Nope, that would be “advance bound manuscript.” (In the old days in the magazine biz we used to call them bluelines. Now they’re laser proofs.)
Did some promo/cover blurb copy. And the most brilliant editor ever made it better.
Did a quick author bio.
Newest challenge: A name for the series. Now, I should have already come up with that, shouldn’t I? What kind of series names do you like? Character-driven, like “A Sookie Stackhouse Novel” or “The Dresden Files” or “A Mercy Thompson Novel?” Or topical, such as “A Novel of the Hollows” or “A Novel of the Nightside?” Decisions, decisions.