Sunday, June 15, 2014

ROW80 Sunday: Happy Father's Day

What an intense week! Finally calming down a bit with final, final edits on Years of Stone. Keeping it short and sweet today since I missed Weds.

Sunday's ROW80 update and goals for the coming week:

WRITING:
--Did write 2x (1200 words) this week. Main focus on serious editing every day. Edited 48 out of 55 chapters. Completed Author's Note. Commissioned map. Goal: Publish this coming week on CreateSpace.

BLOGGING/MARKETING:
--Goal to post 5x. Well, posted 2x to Travel blog, see highlights on Ollantaytambo (Peru), and just once (today) for ROW80 update. Monday:  Writing Process Blog Hop entry. Next week: Post 3x. 
--Worked on list for regional bookstores. Need to work on book clubs. Sent promo for library panel on self-publishing. Still to do: E-mail blast to subscribers re cover reveal, then FB and blogs.

READING/CRITTING: 
--Finished Restless Fire (John Muir). Now reading Ned Haynes Sinful Folk and Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings. Goal: Catch up on Writer's Digest and The Writer mags. 
--Finish 3 research books for Rivers of Stone. 
--Did read 10 posts for ROW80 folks this week. Same goal for next week as we head toward the end of Round 2.
--Still want to crit 1 sub on Novels_L this week and begin beta read.

OTHER: Actually found time for one yoga session. Love that quote: "Come on, world peace. I don't have all day!" Quilted just one day. Still committed to removing clutter where I can. Making slow progress here as well. Summer hiking is inviting. Maybe, just maybe.

Near Sisters, Oregon (Camp 2014)
Congratulations to those 25 Semi-finalists out of 500 in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA), announced on Friday, June 13th. Like Robin Cain, for her wonderful The Secret Miss Rabbit Kept, I'm still thrilled to have been a Quarter-finalist for Years of Stone

Discover one of those ABNA emerging writers here and have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the editing. Sounds like you were really motoring.

    I like the way you lay out your check-ins. It's so concise. I have a tendency to be a tad wordy. :)

    I love the picture. My hubby and I haven't been to the mountains together - hopefully next year.

    All the best for the rest of the week . . . and the rest of Round 2.

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