So, I got a lovely surprise email from Renaissance Press, publishers of my books Daughters of Britain and Skylark, about the book trailer for the latter.
It was a complete surprise to see the trailer go up at all, and I certainly wasn't expecting one. But here we are. Skylark has a book trailer. And it's awesome! Check it out below:
Speaking of Skylark, nominations for the Aurora Awards closes on the 18th of this month. Head on over to the site and nominate the works that most got your fancy this year. Skylark is eligible, and it would be wonderful if it could make it on the ballet, but by no means nominate it if it didn't sing to you.
I've been doing well with my writing. I've crossed the 100 000 word mark, and there are several scenes left to go, so I will have to do a whole lot of editing to get rid of scenes that I've written and don't really have any true bearing on the plot. I think when I'm finished writing and editing I should be around the 110 000 word mark. I'll certainly be going far over that in this draft. I'm so excited to get this manuscript done, holy shit.
In news that doesn't have anything to do with writing or books whatsoever is that I returned to the gym this morning. After two weeks away, one week for the fever, the other week because I was coughing like hell, I was in surprisingly good shape. I haven't fallen as far behind as I thought I would have.
Tomorrow I begin my run training... two weeks late, damn it, flu! By begin my run training, I mean go for the first run out of doors since it snowed. I'm not expecting a miracle, especially since there is still some residual gunk in my lungs that will be coughed up, but I do hope to run the entire half hour.
I am participating in two 5K runs this year. One of them is a super casual fun obstacle course race thing, the other is a my first ever straight 5K. I'll be running the latter with friends, one of whom just finished a 5K at 28 minutes. If I could ever get my 5K down to 28 minutes, I'll be doing great. I think the fastest 5K I've managed was 33 minutes. Since my friend is a much better runner than I, I'm feeling particularly pressured to get my 5K to a decent pace so he won't have to cut his stride to allow me to keep up.
So, my goal is to get my 5K to an even half hour. Hopefully, adrenaline on race day will let me go a little faster.
And that is all my news since the last time I blogged. I'm off to do work. Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and today is as good as Mondays can be.