Sunday, August 11, 2013

Summer Journal 2013 - The Final Entry

It's hard to believe, but it's true: I head back to school tomorrow, so summer vacation as I've known it is officially over for this year. It's been an interesting summer weather-wise, but all in all I can look back and say it's been restful, fun, and productive (not always in a writing sense, but I finished a bunch of scrapbooking projects and I read a ton of books).

No, I didn't finish all of the writing goals I'd hoped to accomplish, but I did make progress, so that's a good thing.

This week I went through the TWRP loop posts (from last weekend while I was gone) on the Kindle Select Program. There was a lot of informative information, and the timing was perfect because my freebie days for The Vampire and the Vixen are coming up in a couple of weeks. I printed out lots of promotional tips and saved several sites to my favorites bar. I also went through and posted/scheduled my free book on about a dozen sites.

Toward the end of the week, I got my galley files for This Feels Like Home, so I've started going through those. So far, I'm about halfway done and only found one error: a double set of quotation marks in some dialogue. I hope to finish that read-through today.

The galley also has the ISBN on it, so I'll be able to add that to my bookmark and get those printed up as well. Although copyright date for the book is showing 2014, so I might wait a bit on that. Hopefully another sale will come along!

I still haven't heard back from my follow-up to Harlequin, so I think the time has come to up the word count on the book and get it submitted to my editor at TWRP, which is where I intended to submit it in the first place. Now the trick will be to find time to do that...

All in all I can look back and feel good about my summer...and now look forward to favorite season!

Until next time,

Happy Reading!



Morgan Mandel said...

I know sometimes it's hard for we authors to remember that writing is not the only thing important in life. It's good to savor the other parts as well. Sounds like you had a great summer!

Morgan Mandel

Debra St. John said...

I truly did!

I'm hoping to make the meeting tomorrow night...see you then!

Deb Larson said...

I'm still hanging on to the last days of summer!! It flew by way too fast! But it is fun looking forward to harvest and all of the fall activities.

Margot Justes said...

You had a busy summer, and accomplished quite a bit, impossible to finish everything.