CassaStorm, Not-so-Healthy Writer & Editing

Friday, February 22, 2013

Today, Alex J. Cavanaugh is taking the ’net by storm with the cover reveal for CassaStorm.  I think it’s a good representation of the book’s name and storyline. Read the blurb and book details below…

A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, his only struggles are occasional rogue pirate raids and endless government bureaucracies. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.

After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, shaking Bassan to the core and threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.

Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could be on its way back. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…

Release date: September 17, 2013
Science Fiction - Space Opera/Adventure
Print ISBN 9781939844002
E-book ISBN 9781939844019

On the Healthy Writers Front, I haven’t exercised but once this week. Did I hear you say ‘bad writer’? I’m aiming to improve my performance this coming week. The sooner I realize that my schedule won’t slacken by much, and get down to doing what I should, the better it will be for my exercise-deprived body.

I’ve completed what feels like the 500th edit on my YA novel Christine’s Odyssey. I’ve moved on to editing the second book in that series, but only too soon, I’ll be turning my eyes on the 501st go round with Christine. 

Can’t remember who said we shouldn’t get stuck on editing and just get the darn book out. I wish I’d get a life and do just that. Anyway, everything in its time and all that. 

Hope you’re making waves on your projects and that you have a lovely weekend. Any thoughts on Alex's cover?


  1. Congrats to Alex! That cover is awesome!
    I've just finished reading Cassastar and I enjoyed it... need to post a review now.
    No comment with regards to exercise... I'm just as guilty!

  2. Just do it!
    Thanks for helping me with the cover reveal.

  3. Great cover. And it is so hard sometimes to get that butt out of the chair. Some days I just feel like I have so much to do! I always know I feel better when I do, though.

  4. I'm right there with you on the exercise. I only managed it once this week...but it's better than I did the week before.

    Baby steps :)

  5. CassaStorm is burning up the blogoverse! It's on my site today, too.

    Your one exercise this week blows my zero away, so you're still doing good on the healthy writer's front. I was going to exercise, I really was....

  6. I think the cover is cool! Congrats, Alex!

    I haven't been any better about excercise, Joy. I lost my treadmill in a flood. I guess you could say a lot of cleaning up is good excercise lol, but not the kind that releases stress.

  7. From my own experience I can say that some books take more rounds of editing than others. Listen to the little voice in your head, and you'll know when it's enough.

    Happy Weekend!

  8. Stopped by from The Healthy Writers Club. I'm sorry you're not exercising.

  9. A big congrats to Alex and his fabulous cover!!

  10. Congrats to Alex! I've been saying that a lot. LOL! Good luck on your 501st edit. :)

  11. Congrats Alex! You exercised one more time than I did. So good for you. And best of luck with Christine's Odyssey.

  12. Love Alex's cover!

    Good luck with the edits!

  13. It's been great seeing all the support for Alex. One workout is still an achievement!

  14. Yay for Alex's release. I do love that cover. And great that you're doggedly keeping on that revision stuff--it gets wearing after a while. But I know how you don't want to put it out with errors in it!

  15. Yay for Alex.

    I've been trying to exercise everyday, but if I get to do it every other day that's okay for me.

    Sometimes it's hard to let go of manuscripts. I get stuck editing, too.

  16. Congratulations to Alex! The cover is super!

    Hi JL!

  17. Alex is everywhere these days!!

    I only exercised two days last week, so I'm right there with you! I'm determined to make this week a far more productive one.

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  19. Cool cover! BTW, just 10 minutes of light exercise a day can help you feel better! Take a walk on your lunch break or close the curtains and indulge in the Just Dance games. I do! (As long as NOBODY can see my uncoordinated moves!) ~Angela

    1. Thanks, Angela. Part of my problem is that if I can't get in at least a half hour, I don't think its exercise.


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