First check in for Round 3 and July will slip away before we realize it!
Writing: I've been in a curious place -- happy as heck that Years of Stone is out there and uncertain about exactly what to write next. That break between rounds was helpful as I've come to realize that what I really want to do is to, yes, begin work on Book 3: Rivers of Stone. For the next several weeks, I'm working on a secret editing/writing project, but in my heart, I've begun Rivers of Stone. Progress? Just fine this week, thank you! Keeping pace with blogging? 4 posts this week.
Marketing: Always a challenge. I hate to look at that to-do list, knowing that I should have/could have done more. I have begun to reach out to book clubs, book stores, and hand selling. Guest posts this week? One completed and will be up July 15. I've almost got the book launch party planned (site OK'd but date not set). Need to keep following through on that to-do list!
Community: Finished the beta read for Carol Kean's Ironwolf, a fine read about a woman pilot and her quest for love and self-respect. I hope to see this one in print. And we're back for another round of ROW80, my favorite inspiring online group. Check out what others have written HERE and jot down an encouraging word!
Best news? That box of 80 copies of Years of Stone arrived on Friday, and they look gorgeous! Dear hubby's surgery may be moved up, daughter's health (6 months along) improving, and little Leda, now 2 years old, has learned how to spit!