Friday Week in Review

Things have been going pretty well on the promotion front these days. It’s not much but I still see my writing as a way to make a decent sized side income. What is a trickle today may be a flood tomorrow so I’m not giving up. If anything, I’m working harder and being more diligent about meeting my goals and polishing my craft. One of the tools I picked up to help me out (because I’m concerned about copycats) is Grammarly’sΒ online plagiarismΒ and grammar tool because I’m awesome enough to do all this other stuff, but can’t remember how to properly use a comma to save my life.

This week I have finished one more chapter of First Brood 3 and picked at a few submission calls that I have floating around. My main focus has been to get my finances in order and get debt free. I’m a pretty responsible person so my credit debt is nil but I still have the car loan and the mortgage. Once my car loan is paid off, I can throw that money on the mortgage. πŸ™‚ And of course the sales of my books go towards that, as well. (hint hint, nudge nudge)

Next week is Winter Break and being a good mama, I’ve taken my vacation with my daughter. I’ve got plans to get crafty so be prepared to laugh at my attempts to make homemade lip balm and teach my 6 year old to knit.

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Writer Wednesday – Writing Update

Remember waaaaayyy back when I was doing Fiction Friday and posting Winter Boot? Remember when I kept meaning to finish it and getting distracted by various shiny objects? Well, no more delays! Winter Boot has a complete written draft now! πŸ˜€

Once I get it typed up and edited, it will be posted on Fiction Friday again. πŸ™‚ When it’s complete, another short story will take it’s place. I’m not sure what the next short will be but I have had a horror story percolating in my brain for awhile. The other ones I have in progress are erotica submission calls I didn’t finish in time but I still have the cool story. Those are too smutty to put in the blog. They’ll go direct to sale when complete. ^__^

I know the year is still young but I’ve been doing amazing with my daily goals. So much so that I’ve increased my page goal from 4 to 5 pages daily. If I can keep this up? Expect my Amazon Author Page to be bursting with titles. πŸ™‚

Writing Update

As of right now, I’m about halfway to my goal of 5 pages a day. Not bad at all I must say! πŸ˜€

The pages go as follows:

  • 1.5 pages in Winter Boot
  • 1 page Lost Brother

And I’ve made a significant dent in my read through of Flowers in the Attic as I am preparing another book vs movie comparison for the new special airing on the 18th. I remember watching the original as a kid and it was one of those childhood moments where you’re a little pissed at your parents for letting you watch it because it’s a bit scarring.

And the day’s not done yet! πŸ˜€ I plan to do as much as I can.

This Year’s Challenge

On this lovely snowday, I unveil my challenge for 2014. It’s an old one and I’ve done it before but for the volume of writing I hope to accomplish this year; a daily goal is a must.

1000 words a day equals out to roughly 5 written pages; depending on how messy my handwriting is that day. It’s a pain considering I am probably one of the few writers on the planet who still writes on paper before typing but I can try to meet and exceed this goal regardless. πŸ™‚