Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday, Sunday

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!



8 comments:

  1. Most excellent to hear! Keep going, Beth! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for visiting, Cindy. May your week go well.

      Delete
  2. Sounds like a great week. You know that I for one think your number one priority should be writing "Rivers of Stone". And do take time for that family, when you can!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Chris. Your vote was just what I needed. Rivers of Stone is now my top priority!!!!

      Delete
  3. Learning to spit - that is a useful skill!

    Sounds like you are making progress. I think I might have marketing issues, when I get to a point when it's more than just getting to know people. I think I'm going to try to think of it as something other than 'marketing'. Sometimes, it's the label that gets in my way...one reason I don't do housework, I hometend.

    May next week be filled with little spitters and much progress!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Shan. You may have invented a new term --"book-tending" !!!!

      Delete
  4. You seem very organised and what a beautiful little girl...xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Also - What beautiful covers your books have..xx

    ReplyDelete

Your comments brighten my day. I will visit your site and comment if I can. Thank YOU for visiting!