Hi there! This has to be a quick update, because on this weekend before the holiday weekend, I need to get my house and family ready for the week! Sometimes I must force myself to snap back to reality and pay attention to that life to-do list, and then everything goes more smoothly, including writing.
Where am I on my ROW80 goals? My first goal was to publish Vessel, the sequel to my paranormal romance novella Tribute, during this Round. I’ll publish next weekend. I have all of my beta comments in hand, and with nothing major to fix, I should have it out next Saturday!! Super excited about that. Publication day comes with its own gigantic to-do list, so a lot of the next couple of weeks will be sucked up getting Vessel out into the world.
On my urban fantasy work in progress, I wrote 2,000 words this week. That does not meet my goal of 4,000 words, but quality has to count for something. Most of what I was up to this week was fixing the first half of the manuscript so that I can speed through writing the final section. I have about one-quarter of the storyline to finish. I’ve sworn to myself that I will not call this a first draft before I’ve filled in some blanks noted in my manuscript by big splotches of red ink. Revisions just stink when I leave those red splotches festering on the shelf. My current word count is 33,791. Goal moving forward: add 4,000 words per week. But not this week because of both the holiday and the publication day next Saturday.
Marketing is also developing nicely. I realized a couple of months ago that releasing a second book, maybe I should get some people to read my first book. Ha! So I’ve written some book bloggers, contacted friends on Goodreads with a special offer for a free read of Tribute, and also made the same offer here on my blog. This is resulting in a few more reviews, all of which are incredibly helpful!
Finally, the promotion Nadja Notariani and I are working on has gotten a good deal of interest from authors, and lots of support from our ROWer friends! Because you guys rock!! Check out this post for more on the 12 Days of Christmas Reading Gift List.
How is everyone else doing on their goals! Guess I better get out and blog hop to find out!