I crack up every time I see this meme pic. This is so me most mornings but especially Monday.
So…Saturday was OKRWA chapter meeting. We had a large (for us) group. I was a bit late to the morning program but lunch was fantastic and the afternoon program was about marketing. Since I don’t have a recipe for tomorrow, I’ll do a “Tuesday Tips” type post with some of the info. For the strictly readers who visit, it won’t be that fun, but it might be enlightening. I know what meme I want to post with it and now I have to go back and find it so I can upload it to the files. 😆
Sunday was Put the House Back to Normal Day. Dining room is winter-going-on-spring now, with Christmas packed away. We use our “front” room as the dining room since turning the dining room into the library. The fireplace is in the front room but we never used it because there wasn’t enough room for seating. Works great as a dining room though. That said, the big wreath and stockings get hung on the mantel there. The outside decorations are down and packed away, but I liked having ambient light on the porch so I strung a string a 100 blue LEDs. Was cool last night. Of course, Nessie is still lit up. We keep him lit up year-round. Prevents people of trying to steal his head. I did NOT get the Christmas tree down. It’s in a corner and out of the way so it’s good for now.
Writing. After a week’s turn around on line edits/revisions followed immediately by a 48-hour turnaround on typeset edits, my brain was playing Frazzle Rock by Friday. I did manage to get a scene written for October’s secret project which won’t be secret once I get the go-ahead to announce it. I’d set a goal of 1000 words a day, 7000 words a week, and so on. I’m probably way behind. I can’t even remember where I was recording my word count now. *sigh* Ah, well. Mr. HQEd said he’d call this coming week to discuss the rest of the Red Dirt books. In the meantime, I need to work on the SSP, and get racheted up on one of the three other books I hope to write this year–one each in Nightriders, Hard Target, and Penumbra. Those are the minimum’s, plus at least 2 or 3 for Red Dirt. Plus marketing. I really got get a handle on that. Again, some info tomorrow. So…not sure which project I’ll go with first. Maybe something with a quick turn around because I still want the “compendium” volumes of the Moonstruck books. Maybe I’ll start on MOONSTRUCK: LIES. But I have to reread HUNTER’S MOON and WOLF MOON first. Hrmmm. Then again, the Nightriders are singing siren songs. *sigh*
TV. Nope. Haven’t done much watching and still no catching up. Need to get on that once reruns start again. Or I can’t find a book to read which leads me to…
Reading. I have RITA books coming this week. Yay! I’ve also read the latest book and novella in Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series. SHADOW’S END wrecked me. It’s a wonderful love story but there’s such sadness at the end for every character readers have come to love. It ends on a hopeful note and then the reader can sort of dive into LIAM TAKES MANHATTAN, about Drago’s and Pia’s son “coming of age.” It left me smiling. I then moved on to Rocki St. Claire’s BAREFOOT WITH A STRANGER. I love her romantic suspense. Period. And the next Barefoot Bay After Dark is Gabe’s story!I’ve only been waiting on Gabe since…well…too many years and books! Like Kane Rogan in Allison Brennan’s Lucy Kincaid series. Can’t wait for Kane’s book either! I then read two mostly forgettable yet oddly compelling books in desperate need of editing. I cleaned my reading palate after that with new-to-me author Lucy March’s FOR LOVE OR MAGIC, 3rd book in her Nodaway Falls series. It was fun, a little snarky, with some sniffly moments. If you like light-hearted paranormal romance with substance, you might give her a try. At the moment, I’m not reading anything. And that’s bad. 😦
So, that’s pretty much life at the moment. What’s going on in your worlds?
I’m sorry you’re so frazzled. :hugs: It’s early yet – you’ll get back on track for your goal. And things will fall into place.
I’m in some sort of timewarp, flux-continuum thingie. I woke absolutely positive it was Friday. I’m still trying to shake that. “Monday Monday, can’t trust that day.” I got the edit notes entered for IDW. Now I have until next Sunday to read-through and make whatever changes I need before I shoot it back to J for a final edit pass. While she’s doing that, I have Up Wish Creek loaded on my Kindle so I can read it again and figure out what needs doing on that. Plus, I have my own edit notes to enter for Fertile Ground so I can shoot that to J when she finishes with IDW. Oh, and I put everything on sale in my Kindle store. Until the end of the month, most likely. Have to generate sales from somewhere. Weeee.
Jeez, I hear you on the sales. Mine have tanked for going on the 3rd month now. And KEPN payout is down as well. I need to get something new out, like ASAP but nothing is jumping up and down for me. That means I need to pick a project, put my put in my chair and just write the damn thing. *sigh* It’s a job, right? A creative job, but still a job.
I tell ya, if sales don’t pick up, I’m going to have to find some other way to pay for editing and cover art. Good thing the cover and half the editing for IDW is already paid for. Sheesh. Forget money for advertising – that’s gone. And don’t get me started on KU reads. It doesn’t matter what the per page is if no one is reading. Oh well, forge onward, and hope everything gets back on track. :fingers crossed: