Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Row80: Weds check-in and a thank you.

Such good company, this community of writers on ROW80. Words of encouragement just when we need them. 

This structure of reporting twice each week keeps me focused on writing -- and on some of those other goals, like marketing, that I tend to overlook.

MARKETING PLUNGE. As a thank you to readers and perhaps a way to reach out to new readers, I'm running a 99c promotion for all three of my books just today (May 20) and tomorrow (May 21). I'll report back next week and let you know how this went.

WRITING UPDATE.  So far, I'm still writing 750 words a day since May 1. I'm feeling a bit scattered, so I'm experimenting with writing on several different projects (and counting those words!). 

In progress: 
---Revisions and drafting for Rivers of Stone.
---Preliminary work on a novella that tells the story of Moira and Dylan (research just beginning).
---Editing a chapter a week for Mothers Don't Die (serial killer thriller).
---Prep for that June workshop on memoir. As someone once said, "I want to live forever. So far, so good."

AND PENDING: All else from Sunday's post. But I will persevere. The outlook for my friend's husband is not good at all. The cancer is a particularly aggressive one with many challenges ahead. I am grateful for the communities of support that sustain us all.

May your week go well. Check out what other ROW80 writers are doing HERE.

Blue Heron, Misty Day (Jeffrey Stemshorn)


  1. Sounds like you are on track with your goals. Just keep going! I already have Standing Stones and Years of Stone, but this is a great chance to get The Mermaid Quilt. Thanks for the heads up on this great deal. So sorry to hear about your friend's husband, but it sounds like they have a good support system and that means so much. Best wishes for a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

    1. Thank you, Chris. In so many ways, I appreciate your supportive comments -- and wish the same for you. Happy reading! Cherish each moment!

  2. Sending some warm thoughts to you at this time.

    Good to her that the words are flowing and the energies are up on the writing front.

  3. Words are words. I love having multiple projects, because, for me, they tend to feed each other. It's not for everybody, or all the time, but what a proactive way to deal with that scattered feeling.

    Sending strength and peace to you, your friend, and her husband.

    As for the pending items- they'll be there when you get to them!

    Wish I'd seen your promotion in time...still planning to get the books, but want to clear some out of my Kindle TBR first, and that's really not happening, with the Story a Day project in dominance.


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