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???

WRITING/COMMUNITY:
--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.

OTHER
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.


7 comments:

  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!

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    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.

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  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.

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    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!

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  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.

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  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~

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  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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