I am now in the first round of edits. My editor has gone through my book and raised a lot of good questions and had very insightful comments. I’ve also been doing a lot of revising, and I’m starting to become a little happier with my writing. Getting this book finished was really difficult for a few reasons, and so I’m glad I’m at this point in the process now.
But not everything is a grind… On Saturday, May 12th, I will be at the mall to participate in “Ready Set Fun,” hosted by the local PBS station. It is a great event that encourages kids of all ages to read. You can check out their website here.
So, if you have teens or little ones, come to the mall on May 12th. They’ll have lots of interactive booths and authors to meet. Last year, I also participated and we took all of the girls and they really had a good time. The PBS characters walk around and you can take pictures of them, and they have a lot of freebies from different companies and groups.
Finally, as I move forward with getting this third book out, I have, with tremendous help from my wife, refocused on my website and included some new sections that may be of some interest to you.
The first section is my “Press & News” section (look in the tabs at the top). There, you can find articles, blog posts, reviews, and interviews about me or my books.
I also have another section titled, “Events,” which you can see all the events I’ve participated in or will participate in. This is still ongoing and not yet completely updated (I’m getting older, so it is more difficult to remember everything I’ve done.)
Forgive me if it seems a little vain. That is not my intent. This website is a lot like a resume, honestly. When I apply for jobs or try to land some marketing events, those folks will naturally go to my website to see what I’m about. So, I’m trying to make it as comprehensive as I can.
Spring is finally here where I live, and it’s a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. Just like the pruning that’s happening out in our yard, any editing or shaping of the book and the site will hopefully be an improvement and make things better in the long run.
Scott Keen is the author of three young adult fantasy novels, Scar of the Downers, Rise of the Branded, and War of the Downer King.