The Grueling Week of “Claws”

Blood to inkI’ve been hard at work since last week finishing up the final work on Escape Claws, due to be released April 7.

I’ve gotten caught up in a few other projects over the past month,and Claws was behind schedule. Sometime midweek, as my blurry, computer strained eyes blinked feebly at the setting sun, I worried I’d finish in time.

Escape Claws frontThe good news is, yes, everything is good to go. Escape Claws will be making appearances all weekend long at the Brain to Books Cyber Convention and Book Expo, including cover wars and a spot with Joe Live on his show.

Why do we publish? What inspires someone to spend 16 straight hours at their computer, enduring butt cramps and eye strain? T.S. Eliot said “The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink.”

That’s how I feel tonight, as the final corrections upload to Amazon. Happy, satisfied but bled dry.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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