It feels good to be slipping back into a writing routine after the release of my latest book. I floundered for a few days with attempts to market the new book, and a few more with wondering how much more I could do to promote the release. I found my balance this week. I’ll continue to promote Queen Witch as opportunities arise, but I truly believe the best use of my time is on the writing side. I have more releases planned this year, and the best way to promote my work is to keep on writing kick-ass stories. So I’m back at it!
It helps that I’m writing the sequel, and since a fair number of family and friends have just read the first book in my fantasy series, they’re starting to pester me for book two. Good pestering. The helpful kind. In fact, I caught zero eye-rolling for skipping a family breakfast at my folks this morning in preference of getting 1,600 words on the page. I think it was the right decision. 🙂
My goals for the first three months of the year were:
2) Revise Flight, the third Children of the Sidhe novella — I’ve been through my draft on paper, and now that Queen Witch is out I need to spend at least an hour twice a week revising this baby so I can publish it this spring.
3) Write an average of 500 words per day on the second Foulweather Twins novel — I haven’t kept up with this one in recent weeks, but as I said, I’m getting back into the rhythm. To make this goal, I need to write more days of the week. I wrote 1,600 words today and 700 on Friday, for 2,300 total this week. That’s not too far off my 3,500 weekly goal. But I’ll do better this week, I swear! 🙂