I’m late again with my Wednesday update. I spent all day yesterday doing training for Jamberry so I’d be ready to jump in when my kit gets here. That will likely be tomorrow, and then I have to think about setting up my first party. Who said that becoming an independent consultant two weeks before releasing a book was a good idea?
At least it gives me something to think about rather than curling up in a ball and freaking out that ARCs have been sent out.
Oh, geez, ARCs are out!!! And all I can think about are the things I’d still like to change, the things I could have done better, etc, etc, etc… It doesn’t end.
Book 1: Beyond the Divide (Paranormal, Urban Fantasy) 9959 words
Book 2: Bound and Unbroken (BDSM Romance) 73k(ish) words
Finish the final polish on Bound and Unbroken
Final editing fixes by Feb 3
Send it off for a fresh critique
Proofreading by Feb 8 – in progress at the moment
Finish eARC formatting by Feb 10 & send ARCs out by Feb 11 to prepare for Book Blitz & Tours
Incorporate final Proofread & prepare to click publish on February 24!
- Maybe I’ll touch Beyond the Divide at some point–I may be too wrapped up in in the final stretch to do anything else. Maybe is the key word… And now the problem is, I really want to go back and work on a paranormal romance manuscript that I started last year. It’s already about 40k and I’ve been working on it on and off for about 2 years to figure out the mythology. That would push Beyond the Divide back until the last half of the year, when I also intend on releasing the sequel to Bound and Unbroken. Lots of projects to keep me busy, and hopefully the Jamberry business will eventually replace my office work (target date for this is end of May) and I’ll be fully work-at-home with no more 9-5 to impede my creativity!!
- Live Healthier
Fresh Juice at least once per day (hit or miss)
30 minutes of exercise each day (I’m stuck with shoveling snow)
And yes, I know this one probably sounds crazy but–Drink 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water twice a day. (Doing good until yesterday)
- Become more active in my regular blogging activities and in visiting other blogs.
Visit & comment on at least 3 blogs per day (All networking goals have been a little off since I locked myself in the formatting cave on Saturday)
Reply to blog comments & make more return visits. (Ditto^ I still need to make return visits to all of my Sunday commenters and ROW80 posters)
At least 1 meaningful interaction on Google+/Twitter/Facebook per day √ I think
Connect with someone new on Google+/Twitter/Facebook each day (hit or miss)
Do at least 1 marketing task each day–review request (hit or miss)
We are all different and we all have different demands on our time. Why should we all have the same goal? The simple answer is that we shouldn’t. If you want to be a writer, then you have to be able to roll with the punches and adapt to your changing circumstances. If that means changing your goals when your life blows up, so be it. ROW80 is the challenge that champions the marriage of writing and real life.