Monday Start Up

Coffee MondayI need all the coffee I can get! Because…MONDAY. The start of a new week and the continuation of a new project. Sort of. I finished the final round of fixes on DOUBLE CROSS and it is now “cemented” on Amazon. No more changes until after it goes live on July 1st. I’ve had 15 preorders which is kind of cool but I’d really love to have a bunch more. Yeah, yeah, that means advertising and I so totally suck at that. EDIT: B.E. says I need a link to the pre-order. Like d’uh! So here! DOUBLE CROSS PRE-ORDER LINK! πŸ˜‰

The weekend was…busy and lazy at the same time. Saturday was OKRWA. We had an interesting program on conflict. I’m doing next month’s program on igniting creativity. I’m going to use flash fiction models, words prompts, photos, and song videos. It should be fun. Sunday, Lawyer Guy and I both slept late. I mean…like until after ten. I NEVER do that but I felt better for doing it. I obviously was worn down and tired.

Still reading Roxanne St. Clair’s BAREFOOT WITH A BODYGUARD, the first in her Barefoot Bay spin-off series that takes her back to her romantic suspense roots. I wish I could just sit down and read it but with so much else going on I can only read in snatches. Loving those snatches, though!

Despite being tired, I managed enough creativity to do a 500 word flash fiction challenge based on Hardy’s story from the Nightriders. I think his story is going to get bumped to the front of the line even though the Russian’s story is teasing me. As is Kin’s story, which is book 2 in the Hard Target series. First though…

I have until August 17th to turn in the full MS of RDR#3, which has the working title of FOR THE LOVE OF A COWGIRL. We’ll see how long that one lasts. πŸ˜† I put it on the back burner while dealing with DOUBLE CROSS. I’d like to have it ready to go by July 17th. Then I can work on THE DEVIL’S CUT. It is so freaking rough and is only about 2/3 finished. I really think I filled my publishing plate way too full but that’s okay. I’ll get it done because…Well, because I will.

So anyway, 2K words each day until RDR#3 is roughed out. I’ve told myself that I get 30 minutes first thing in the morning to check email and do internet stuffs and then I have to shut it down until I write at least 2K words. Then I can play for an hour. Then I’d like to get 2k more written. 4K words a day isn’t that hard. If I’d stay away from the net. LOLOL And if I didn’t have to things like laundry, fix dinner, fun errands–and those aren’t “fun” errands. It’s groceries, cleaning, stuff like that there.

And no. I am NOT complaining! Tired, yes. Complaining, no! I love being a writer so when I whine, just slap me back into reality, ‘kay? πŸ˜† Cuz, like, y’all do want more books, right? (And there’s that needy brat of a writer coming out… πŸ˜‰ )

Okay, to work! But y’all tell me all the fun you had over the weekend so I can come back in a couple of hours and see! Fresh cup of coffee and then 2K words, here I come!!!

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Monday Start Up

  1. Okay. First thing. You need to slap a link in this post to where people can pre-order Double Cross. Go do that now. I’ll wait.

    I put up a post thing morning on advertising and how it’s working out for me. If that helps. If you want more help or ideas or whatever, email me. It depresses the hell out of me that my friends’ books aren’t getting the attention they deserve. Having said that, though, 15 pre-orders is awesome for right out of the gate. You should have more between now and launch day, but we need to get the word out.

    It’s no wonder you have no time for marketing – you’re so damn busy writing. I love new books from you – always – but I want everyone to love seeing new books from you. The trick is finding balance between marketing and creating. If I figure that out, I’ll let you know.

    Oh, and speaking of marketing, my O-fficial cover for WIOH should be in your inbox.

    • Silver James says:

      Saw it! Yay for allowing myself email time first. However, I’m breaking protocol because…500 words does not 2K make and it’s almost NOON! *FLAIL* I appreciate all your help. I was never in sales and there’s a reason for that. πŸ˜†

  2. Liza says:

    I preo-ordered my copy last week when you first told us it was up. πŸ™‚ What is this sleeping in thing you speak of?!? If I make it to 6:00 I feel like I’ve slept in. lol

    • Silver James says:

      I’m usually up between 6 and 7, even on weekends so sleeping past 10 was a HUGE anomaly! And thanks for the pre-order! My readers are the best, and I’m so lucky to have y’all as friends, too. πŸ˜€

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