... one that is embarrassingly late in coming, but better late than never, I suppose. You've probably already guessed it:
Son of the Shield is finished.
Nearly a month behind schedule, but it's finished, as of approximately 3AM this morning.
As I dragged myself out of bed and staggered for the tea kettle this morning, my mom asked me how I felt now that it's finally done. Honestly, it hasn't sunk in yet. After five-and-a-half years of my world revolving around writing and editing Son of the Shield, I don't think having it done is going to feel real over night. It's become a way of life, and adjusting now that it's over is going to be a bit of a trick, I suspect.
But I'm going to have to get used to it pretty quickly, because now it's time to take the next step: publication! Specific plans for pursuing that next step are still classified and I'm not at liberty to reveal them... but I do have plans, and as soon as they're declassified my faithful followers here at the Lair will be among the first to know. ; )
Meanwhile, I think it's high time we got to some of those special features I've been promising and you've all been waiting for so patiently! Here's a brief rundown of what's in store:
Son of the Shield - the Unofficial Soundtrack
Tea with Orienne Seritan (leading lady of Son of the Shield)
Sneak Peeks, Behind the Scenes, and Production Featurette of the Son of the Shield unofficial trailer
The Son of the Shield unofficial trailer
... and more (most of which depends on what I can coerce the uncooperative and stubborn men of Son of the Shield to go along with)!
I'm planning to post the Unofficial Soundtrack tomorrow... but with the way these last few weeks have gone I'm not promising. Who knows? I may have to rush out of the house again to help the neighbors put out another kitchen fire, or get evicted to the living room again when another household appliance puts my bedroom under water. Around here one just never knows.
But you know what? I think having Son of the Shield finished just might be starting to sink in...
So what's been going on with all of you? I feel like I dropped off the face of the planet and missed a huge piece of the action around here!