The last official women's kickboxing and self-defence classes have been taught. I have a week break, which I'm using to sit with my tattoo artist to discuss the first part of my extensive tattoo plans. Then it's onto having training sessions in the park. Two hours every Saturday morning, weather permitting.
Tonight I'm teaching the last co-ed kickboxing class. After that, I will have my Monday nights free until next spring. And by having Monday nights free, I mean, I'm already booked for Monday nights for pretty much the rest of the summer. It's just not teaching, that's all.
Oh, and I've gotten word from my third beta reader for Soldier that he's finished the corrections. I should be receiving the manuscript back any day now.
The third editor now has Skylark in their very capable hands, and I should be getting those edits back in a month or so. About Skylark, I've seen a mock-up of the cover done with the artwork I drew up, and OMG IT LOOKS AMAZING! I wasn't all that sure about the cover art (I am really my own worst critic), but I saw it with my name and the title, and I'm a really thrilled with how it looks, and AH! I can't wait to share it with you!
I shouldn't promise.
Soon. I hope.
There. That's better.
Still on Skylark, I have confirmed with Renaissance Press that it will be available for pre-order. I've offered to sign all the pre-orders to sweeten the pot. That said, there is no release date for the book yet. I was given an "either this year or next." If the third round of edits happens quickly, maybe, maybe Skylark will be available this year.
Don't quote me on that.
But fingers crossed all the same.
The manuscript that needs a better title is still with beta reader one, and I am so fucking glad I don't have to worry about it for a little bit. I've got too much on my plate as it is.
I also have to finish beta reading my friend's manuscript (which I'm loving, by the way), edit lots of videos (now trying to catch up on my Nights at the Round Table episodes), and get started writing one or both of the sequels to the manuscripts that are currently in the beta reading phase.
Right, I have a tonne of work to do, so I'm off to do it. I hope you all had a lovely weekend.