Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ROW80: Weds just comes around too fast!

Aargh! It's only two days since Sunday. How can I have anything to report at all???

--Just waiting on the cover for Years of Stone to hit that magic "publish" button. Wrote about some things I learned about the formatting part of self-publishing, mostly stubbornness and a little fantasy about Russell Crowe. I know the conversion to Kindle is just ahead. As is the need to get the 'marketing plan' down. Now. I also did write 560 words.

--Signed up to be a sponsor for the next Round of ROW80 and have read 4 others in my quest to read 10 a week. I learn so much from the other writers participating -- that's YOU, if you're reading this!

--Still have one more week to read 3 research books for Rivers of Stone. But just before bed, I find myself wanting a few more pages of Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom. I kid you not. This hero balances baby day care with stabbing demons with a plastic mini-toy. Can I blame stress? Also reading a chapter from Cherry-Gerrard's book, The Worst Journey in the World, about a winter hike on Ross Island near Terror Mountain (great name, yes?) in minus 70 degree conditions. Snow. Breath frozen on the face. Perseverance.

Fort Nisqually with fireweed (Linda 2014)
--Did Yoga once this week so far. Goal 3x. Going swimming this morning. That means I have just about 1/2 an hour to write. Dear hubby wants me to write more on the travel blog. We have had some amazing trips, though we may disagree on some of the details. 

Maybe a little more on Macchu Picchu . . . or Scotland. Or maybe Fort Nisqually right here in Washington. A friend gave me some fabulous photos she just took (I haven't been there yet) at this living history site of a Hudson's Bay Company fort. Perfect for Rivers of Stone.

OK. Stream of consciousness. But that's my check-in for Weds. More to come on Sunday. And how is YOUR week going?

Find out what other ROW80 writers have been doing HERE.


  1. Wednesday does come too fast! And Sunday. I think I've only posted maybe twice this round. Partly because I haven't been writing, so I have nothing to report anyway. I'm doing a bit better getting back on the exercising and eating healthy wagon, but writing is still a no-go. Must get back at it.

    Sounds like you're getting a ton done, even if check-in day does come too fast. And some fun travels - how exciting!

    1. Thank you for stopping by. Sometimes we need that 'resting time' for ideas to percolate. I hope your writing comes along better this week.

  2. I just had to stop in and tell you I finished "Standing Stones" last night. Loved it, loved it, loved it. Cannot wait to read the next book! I promise to post a review - everywhere - just as soon as I can.

    The amount of research you must have done just blows my mind. I took a trip to Saginaw Michigan (500 miles away) to do research on my book. How exciting that you got to travel to Scotland for yours! All of your effort shows.

    1. Thank you, Chris. I'm so pleased you like the book. At this point, the characters feel like 'real people' to me, and I'm just keeping up with their adventures. Book 2 will be out within the month, but usually it takes me about 3 years from start to finish, so Book 3 will be awhile!

  3. I often feel the same way. Wednesday's check-in frequently sneaks up on me. Maybe Wednesdays are just sneaky in general. ;)

    I haven't read your travel blog, but I really should check it out. Hubby and I are saving up so we can travel more in the coming years, and I'm sure I could learn a lot. We have so many places we want to see!

    Good luck with the last week of this round. It's great that you've signed up to be a sponsor. I know that I've enjoyed being a sponsor--and participant--the past two rounds.

  4. I know what it's like, two days goes fast, trying to get something accomplished when everything else is going on. Usually I am trying to plan to get as much as I can done in that 2 day time period.

    Glad to hear your week turned at well. ~high five~

  5. Wow, you've been making a lot of progress! Looking forward to you hitting that publish button. Have a lovely week!


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