Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The War Room

Riddle me this: When can someone who is being a really good friend, looking out for your best interests, also be someone you just want to reach through the computer screen and give them the Loki Treatment?

When your book is being EDITED, and your editor is doing the exact same thing to you that you do to other people when you're editing -- but DANG it hurts, and frustrates to no end!

** For those who are living under a rock or don't have the mental stamina to watch Marvel Comics movies, the Loki Treatment is what the Hulk did to Loki in the first Avengers movie, where Loki is raging because he is a god and the Hulk is a dull creature and doesn't have the sense not to stand against him. And then the Hulk grabs Loki by his ankles and basically slams him against the floor half a dozen times like a rag doll. Yeah. That's it exactly. You know what I'm talking about, and if you're a published author with a really good editor, you know exactly how I feel about now.

I LOVE my editor/publisher, Jude Glad, at Uncial Press. She demands my best, and she doesn't let me get away with anything. What. So. Ever.

Right now I'm working on edit checks for "Growing Up Neighborlee: Book 2." The further adventures of Lanie Zephyr.

If you haven't visited there yet -- why not? It's a weird little town in Northeast Ohio. Kind of a combination of Roswell, Eureka, and Buffy's Sunnyvale. But without the vampires or the weird science. Although there's kind of a toned-down equivalent of the Hellmouth .....

Want to check out the other Neighborlee titles, and have some fun with interdimensional visitors and Fae and magic and just silly, sometimes funny, sometimes frightening stuff going on? You can go to my website or visit Uncial Press and check out the titles.

Or if you have a taste for superheroes, check out the Crossover Alliance's latest anthology, featuring Lanie Zephyr and other assorted superheroes going through their trials and tribulations and duties, saving the world while trying to keep their masks on -- or not, if they aren't lucky enough to have a costume. Guaranteed fun!

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