A lot has happened since I last posted. I’ve been so busy, it’s not even funny. And the hubby and I are going camping this weekend. And summer’s almost over!
Eye pain has been completely unbearable, so I have been forcing myself to take computer breaks. I am seeing the neurologist next week and I hope we can get me a dosage of meds that works!
Okay. so here’s the rundown:
Secret project – 2,334 new words since I last posted! I’m closer to finishing the first draft!
Fireborn Rewrite – Up to 32k now (10,215 new words written since last check-in! Mama mia!)
Water – Most days drink one glass, a few days managed two!
Camp Nano – Finished with 12,542 words! (Goal was 10k!)
FYFB class – Apparently it is being rolled into a new program so I have to download everything I haven’t watched yet as I cannot afford the new program (even with a deep discount). So that’s going to have to be a priority.
Survivor Outline transfer – Nada, but hope to at least start it before the round ends!
Chocolate consumption: Chocolate Devotion ice cream sundae at Cold Stone Creamery today (and it is divine!), hot chocolate, chocolate donuts/donut holes, Twix bars, GF Breakfast bars, GF chocolate animal crackers, Twix minis… is that enough??
Well, I’ve been doing a lot of writing and a lot of thinking about what comes next after Camp Nano. I’d like to finish my secret project and release it and also get back to Covenant because it’s a third done and I think I can get the rest done if I really push it. When She Sleeps was also supposed to be written quickly, so I will probably continue with that. And then there’s Fireborn. So lots of options, and truthfully, I’m not really sure what to focus on. We have another week in this month so I don’t have to decide right now, thankfully!
Just a reminder that my debut novel, Fey Touched, is on sale for FREE on Amazon today. Today is the last day, so get it before the price goes up tomorrow!
This promotion by the way has gone very, very well. I got a ton of downloads and even some sales of the other two books which is excellent. My royalties this month, while not huge, will cover the cost of advertising so that’s a win!
Here’s the rundown on the rest:
Secret project – Nada, but hope to get some words in this coming week.
Fireborn Rewrite – On hold till after Camp Nano ends.
Camp Nano – Up to 8k! My goal is 10k, so I should make it. (1,733 words written since last check-in).
Water – Mostly every day.
FYFB class – On hold till after Camp Nano as well.
Survivor outline transfer – That’s a no. Hopefully I can start soon!
Chocolate consumption – Gluten-free Chocolate Animal crackers (I’ve eaten almost the entire box in 2 days! They are soooo good!), hot chocolate, chocolate birthday cake (mother-in-law), Mackinac Island fudge ice cream, fudge stripes cookies, Twix bars, and Gluten-free breakfast bars at like midnight last night because I was hungry. Think that’s enough? Maybe.
It’s been awhile. I’ve been camping, and writing, and dealing with eye pain, still.
Yep, new dose is not working. I am taking 600mg of Motrin every morning which does help take the edge off. But once it wears off, I’m hurting again. And I am not willing to take so much Motrin every day, so I usually end up dealing with it or taking a painkiller. Le sigh. My next appointment is August 25th. I will discussing this situation with my neurologist.
Let’s see, what have I done?
Secret project – 1,812 words written since the last check-in. Been focused on Camp Nano. Once that’s over, I’ll get more done. I do have a cover and a title! Will be revealing it soon.
Camp Nano – 3,711 words written since last post. (When She Sleeps = 2,110 words, Oubliette – 1,601 words.) Total for Camp as of today is about 6k. 4k to go!
Fireborn Rewrite – This is on hold until after Camp, but I have been thinking about it and trying to figure out ways to expand it.
FYFB class – Nada
Water – Yes, have been consistently drinking water almost every day each week.
Survivor outline transfer – Have not started yet.
Chocolate consumption: Oh man. While camping, I had a truly decadent chocolate ice cream thing called “Chocolate Devotion” at Cold Stone Creamery. I about died! Let’s see…Sugar free Oreos, Twix ice cream bars, hot chocolate, chocolate cupcake (1), s’smores.
Here we are again! I’ve been on vacation this week, and I started out being fairly productive, and then things took a nose dive in the latter part of the week due to TN pain. It’s been pretty bad, some of it topping at a level 10 (on the Pain scale) and it’s been miserable. 😦 I will be calling my neuro tomorrow to see if he can up my dosage of my medication before I see him in September.
So, here’s the rundown:
Fireborn – Up to page 20 of 40, wrote 250 new words.
Water – Every day except one.
Secret project – Up to 11k now.
Guild Wars – Lots and lots of this. Trying to distract myself from the pain. 😦
Covenant – Nada.
FYFB class – Nada.
Promotion for Fey Touched – Nothing new this week.
Chocolate consumption: Twix ice cream bars, hot chocolate, skinny cow dreamy clusters. Not a lot this week. Need to eat more!
I’ve been busy working on my secret project and promotional opportunities for Fey Touched’s free run in July. This week I am on vacation from work so I hope I can get some serious work done. But I have promised myself no stress!
The other thing is that I’ve had more TN pain, which screws with everything. I’m hoping this is temporary, but after three weeks of logging my pain, it’s looking like it might be permanent. 😦 I see my neuro in September, and he will probably up my dosage of the tegretol. Until then, I need to hang in there.
Here’s the rundown:
Fireborn – 8 pages in. Finished reading Holly Lisle’s Create a Plot Clinic and I plan on doing some of the exercises today. The first draft is 23k, and I want to expand it to around 60k. So I need more stuff!
Secret project – Up to 8,812 words now. Going well. I’ve already booked a cover artist and I have no title, no blurb, or any idea about a cover. I should probably get on that.
Covenant – Nada, although I did expand those 100 words to 443 words.
Water – Almost every day. I may have missed one.
FYFB class – Nada.
Promotion for Fey Touched – I set up three more free promos.
Guild Wars – I haven’t had a lot of time this week for it. I spent maybe an hour total. This week I’d like to do more.
Chocolate consumption report – Rolos, Sno Caps, ice cream Twix bars, chocolate cookies. Not a lot. Need to eat more!
It’s that time again.:) I’ve been a bit scattered this past week. With no clear deadlines, I’ve been doing a little bit of everything. And giving my brain a break! Lots of Guild Wars! I have a new character I’m playing, a Necromancer/Ranger, which I think might be my favorite combination of professions.
Anyway, here’s the rundown:
Fireborn – I started the preliminary read-through/note-taking. I’m doing this right in the document. I also still need to run through Holly Lisle’s Create a Plot Clinic to help with expanding things.
Covenant – I handwrote about 100 words while at work (shh! Don’t tell my bosses). I still need to transcribe them and finish the scene.
Water – Every day but one.
FYFB class – Thought about it, but ultimately didn’t get to it yet.
Secret project – Up to 5k now. 😀
Promotion for Fey Touched – I’ve taken a break on this. I will be diving back into it very soon.
Chocolate consumption – Dark chocolate caramels (yum!), ice cream Twix bars (2), chocolate cookies. Wow, not a lot there. Must eat more!
How was your week? Did you enjoy any delicious goodies?
Here we are with #ROw80 once again. This week’s been crazy busy for me. It’s been a bit of a blur.
The main thing I’ve been working on is promotions for Book 1 of my series, Fey Touched. I just put it into KDP Select and have my free days chosen. So I’ve been working like a madwoman trying to finding places to advertise. (If you’re willing to help with this, please let me know! You would have my undying gratitude.) I am hoping to pull in new readers to my series and hopefully sell more books!
Here is the rundown on the rest:
Secret project – up to 2,330 words so far! Yay!
Fireborn – I hope to look at this today.
Water – Missed one day, but nailed the rest!
Covenant – 626 words written today!
FYFB class – Nada again. It’s on my list, I swear.
I also started (or rather, restarted in a different format) my Fiction Friday series where I do quickie reviews of books I’ve read. Trying to branch out into other things that may appeal to readers. 🙂 I’ve done two so far. It’s looking like I will be posting every other Friday (to give me time to read. I’ve slowed down a lot lately). I hope this will be something fun and worthwhile.
Fireborn – My next project. Probably a rewrite. I need to go through the entire manuscript and make notes and figure out what can stay and what can go. I am also going to run it through the “plotting through the middle” method and Holly Lisle’s Create Your Plot Clinic to see if I can come up with anything else that could help expand it. I’m looking at around 50k-60k (it is currently 23k now).
Water – Missed a few days this week, but the previous weeks right on!
FYFB class – Will try to get something done this week.
When She Sleeps – Going to plot this formally (I have a lot of it in my head right now!)
Secret Project – Remember this? I’ve resurrected this idea. I have a loose plot, and I will be working on it soon. Shooting for about 30k.
Chocolate consumption report – Chocolate ice cream sandwiches, chocolate fudge-covered cake, chocolate chip cookies, GF chocolate bars…wow. Not a lot. Must change that!
Would anyone be willing to review Ever Touched? :puppy eyes: Free copy + my eternal gratitude.