Thanks again to VikLit's Celebrate the Small Things weekly blog hop, I get to shout, "Hallelujah!"
I've finished the very first draft of my short book called Salted With Fire. It has flash fiction stories and poetry that show my growth as a child of God. At the end of each story, is a short discussion on Biblical themes that relate to the story, even if the story is not Biblical in nature.
I've got to slow my-usual-rushing-self down to reread, reread, reread, edit, have people read through, edit and edit again. And then I'll upload it to CreateSpace and design a cover. Or maybe I'll upload it, design the cover and then reread and edit and get input. :)
I'm excited because I told myself I wanted the first draft done by May, then extended it to June, and was still afraid I wouldn't reach my deadline.
My main concern now is a Popeye fan fiction piece I wrote for it. I'm having trouble getting permission to publish it. I've left a voicemail and emailed King Features, who I believe owns Popeye, but have not heard back. Hopefully that will be worked out soon. Maybe it's enough to detail the history of the creators and owners of Popeye? Any advice? Also, is anyone willing to be my critique partner?
Either way, I'm celebrating!