Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday morning check-in: Triple digits coming!

Busy, busy week. I'm so ready for those laid-back, lazy days of summer. Triple digit temperatures are predicted for next week. I'm thinking lots of salad, air-conditioning, and a good book or two. We live in an apartment now, but I remember that hammock in the back yard, ice tea so cold the outside of the glass drips with condensed water, and fireflies brighten the dusk.

Time for that Sunday morning ROW80 check-in (that writer's online community that recognizes we have a life in addition to our commitment to writing). Goals and Progress? Yep!

Writing: Making steady progress on planning, plotting, and devising character studies for Rivers of Stone with 2,500 words this week. Next week: Finish character studies, continue building plot, read at least one research book. 

Community: Attended two writer's readings this week, sadly falling behind in writing crits for NOVELS-L. Next week: Post 2 crits by August 1, post WIPpet excerpt Weds here, and attend writer's group Weds. night.

Marketing: A few readers are starting to post reviews on Amazon for Years of Stone. I'm forever grateful to those who read and say what they think, including the indefatigable Carol Kean, writer and book blogger extraordinaire.

Two biggest achievements this week: A give-away for Years of Stone is now LIVE on GoodReads and runs 7/25 through 8/4. 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Years of Stone by Beth Camp

Years of Stone

by Beth Camp

Giveaway ends August 04, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
If you like, mark August 1st as the first day of Amazon's Count-Down Deal for the Kindle version of Years of Stone for 99 cents!

Why did I pick August 1st? That's our anniversary, 40 years of amazing adventures. Maybe we'll hear from the neurosurgeon by then. Maybe we'll have dinner out. I have a little surprise for hubby. OK, a big surprise. More about that next week.

Check in on the progress of other ROW80 writers HERE.

Fireflies by Ja Peron on Flickr

Love the magic of this photo by Marina on Flickr 


  1. First, Happy Ruby Anniversary! Congratulations on making it this far!

    Is NOVELS-L a Listserv mailing list (or was it)? The name looks familiar. I used to administer a Listserv about twenty years ago.

    You had a good week!

  2. I wish we had some triple digits in our forecast - instead it is raining and in the 60s here right now. But that doesn't mean I am still not in the lazy-days of summer kind of mood. I tell myself that very soon I will be back in the throes of snow and below freezing temperatures - I can write then.

    You just keep working on "Rivers of Stone", I can't wait to read it. My review of "Years of Stone" will be coming soon.

  3. Lazy days of summer...oh, I remember those! I'm afraid I don't get them too often any more. Or, more precisely, don't allow myself to have them. Although we are going camping in a couple weeks, so then I'll get to enjoy at least a few of them. :)

  4. Ugh...we've been in triple digits for weeks now. I'm bad at lazy days. I'm always up and doing something! Yay for progress and writing communities. Writing communities, online and in person, are often the best sort of inspiration I have ever found.

  5. Well done for all your great progress, especially considering the heat. I'm in England and it's boiling here so I've not got much done. I admire anyone who can work through the heat so a massive thumbs up to you.
    I'd love to hear more about these character studies that you mention, I'm guessing that there might be something on your writing blog for that so I'll pop over now and check it out.

  6. Yay for the steady progress! And Happy Anniversary! I can't wait to see what the surprise is. :)


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