Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunday ROW80 check-in: A beginning and an ending

Friday morning, I skipped exercise and writing for an ultrasound. My daughter invited me to hear the new baby's heartbeat, rather like the sound of the ocean. The resulting picture, too, reminds me of a mermaid, secret and hidden. What joy!

Leda will have a baby sister!
Not sure what could compare to this momentous event BUT Angela Germano (pro_ebookcovers on delivered (forgive the pun) another amazing book cover for the forthcoming Years of Stone. Wow! I love it! 

Sunday update and goals for the coming week:
--Write 300 words a day (4 out of 7 days). Total for week 4 days, 1,245.
--Continue edits Years of Stone every day. Done.
--Draft supplements for Years of Stone (book blurb + review highlights). Complete final edits/formatting for Book 1 by next Sunday.
--Write reflection piece for A to Z Challenge.
--Goal: 5 posts this week. OK Posted 2 ROW80, 2 Writing.
--Read/comment 10 posts by next Sunday. Sigh. Only 5 read.
--E-mail blast for cover reveal by next Sunday. Only after e-mail to newsletter subscribers do I then post to FB, Twitter, Google+, and blog. Revise blogs to include cover -- "coming soon!"
--Develop list of bookstores in my area for F2F visits this summer.
--Finish Restless Fires (John Muir) by Thursday AAUW book club.
--Crit one sub for Novels-L each week. Done!
--Read one beta read this week.
--Start reading Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings (my first e-book via library).
--Continue reading research/taking notes for Rivers of Stone (next book). Have 3 to finish before May 24.

MORE? Exercise 3x week. Quilt. Continue balance in all things as we visit doctors, babysit, and (hopefully) write. Continue removing clutter online and focus this week -- the kitchen!
Thinking ahead to Sisters Trip
for the quilt show in July!

Why not stop by the other ROW80 writers to give them an encouraging word?


  1. You've had a productive week! How lovely to be able to listen and see the new little one! Amazing! All the best in the week ahead.

  2. Congrats on the upcoming grandbaby! Looks like you had a great week--keep up the good work!

  3. You've been busy this past week! Well done. :) Great news about the cover for your next book, too.

    And how exciting about the little grandkid. It's the most amazing thing to be able to see them moving on the screen and to hear the heartbeat.

    Have a good week.

    1. And thank you for the headsup about finding cover designers on :)

  4. Gosh, I love babies. Thanks for sharing the little heart about to claim yours! =)

    As a girl, I read Sue Monk Kidd in Guideposts magazine, and loved her writing. A few years ago, I rediscovered her through Dance of the Dissident Daughter. Since, I've read The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair (another mermaid).

    I didn't know about this one, but I'm now intrigued. Thank you!

    You're moving forward in several ways. Brava!

    Someday, I will get myself to a place where I can feel I've got the creativity and acuity to indulge my passion fro quilting. Until then, your mentions of it make me happy. =)

  5. Looking forward to seeing the new book cover. :)

    Congrats on the steady progress on both editing and new words! I have a hard time doing both at once -- I usually have switch back and forth between the two.

    And yay for the granddaughter!

  6. Congrats on the upcoming baby. I remember hearing those heartbeats. Such a lovely sound.

    sounds like you've been making good progress too. :)


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