As I said before, I’ve been working through every one of my publications—many of which, like the men in Middle earth, were scattered, divided, and all over the place—starting with the first. Some had to be repackaged and melded into other books. Some needed prints, some needed new direction, some new covers. Some just had to be dug into pretty deeply, like surgery, to separate them from each other and find the good ones.
This process is still ongoing. I’m currently doing the first 4 books--The Birthday Present; A Year with the Harrisons; and two editions of Facets of Fantasy. In a pretty exhaustive way too, and I’ve made great progress. To paraphrase David Copperfield, I will begin my publications with the beginning of my publications and record them from the start.
When I visit an author’s blog, I look at about 4 books to give me an idea if I should continue with the author. The others, even if published, are clutter that would deter me. I would feel overwhelmed by so many books from someone I don’t know. So I’ll keep only a few books on the website and discard the others. But to know which ones to put aside I’ve had to do some extensive probing, rewriting, and analyzing.
But it’s been a wonderfully fun experience and for about the next month I’ll be talking about the 4 books I mentioned. I’ve already done quite a lot of talking about Facets, so just a few more posts there, and several about TBP and the Harrisons.
And there will be more updates.
7 books published and 3 more on the way. Farmer's daughter, LOTR fan, loves to read rather than talk about reading. Always has time to finish her WIP.