As you may know, my mother and I have spent the last few months doing an intensive edit of Chasing Nonconformity (sequel to Imminent Danger). And I am almost ludicrously pleased to announce that finally — FINALLY — we’re done!
What does this mean? Well, first, I’m going to spend the weekend re-reading the entire thing to make sure we didn’t do anything too crazy during our editing sessions. Then, early next week, I’m going to send the book out to my top-notch beta reading squad. They’ll read it, send me comments, I’ll spend about a month going through them all and making revisions as necessary, then I do a bit of formatting, and then BOOM! Sequel is published! Summer 2015, baby!
On that note, anyone want to be a beta reader? A few of you have already expressed interest (Misha Burnett, Celeste DeWolfe), and it’s possible others have and I’ve just forgotten about it because my memory is laughably terrible. SO, if you’d like to beta read, please let me know! You’d have about a month to read and send me your comments — and your reward, of course, would be a shout-out in the Acknowledgements section and my eternal gratitude.
That’s all she wrote! Wooooooo!
Totally related media of the day:
So as I was SHWOOP-ing over the past 5 months (gasp!), I randomly tweeted fun SHWOOP moments. I shall now share my favorites here. No worries if they don’t make sense out of context — very little that I say or do makes sense.
Mom (reading): They walk to the hatch, they reach the hatch … there’s lots of hatches happening. I feel like a chicken. #SHWOOP
— Michelle Proulx (@michellishelli) January 14, 2015
Mom: Editing a book with you is like walking on quicksand. Me: What does THAT mean? Mom: You know what it means. #SHWOOP
— Michelle Proulx (@michellishelli) January 15, 2015
Mom: I had too much lunch. I don’t feel like a Ssrisk when I have too much lunch. #SHWOOP
— Michelle Proulx (@michellishelli) March 13, 2015
— Michelle Proulx (@michellishelli) March 27, 2015
— Michelle Proulx (@michellishelli) April 16, 2015