I didn’t check-in on Wednesday (except on Facebook) because, well, I haven’t written a single word on any of my goals this week.
What I have been doing is marketing/networking for the Pacific Northwest YA Authors site. After Wordstock last weekend, I had SO MUCH to do on Monday that I believe I was at my computer for 12 hours straight with a short break to take my son to and from school.
If you’ve read Glow, then you’ll know why I made Ben a character that once he latches onto an idea, he can’t let go. Nope, didn’t model that characteristic after myself at all.
Things had settled down a little by Tuesday and I spent the rest of the week contacting people who had signed up to have us speak at their school/library or had traded cards with me and weren’t already connected to me/PacNWYA on all the social media sites.
You guys know how much I love to market and network.
But, now I feel like my part of that is done for a while and the other women in PacNWYA are taking over most of the duties from me.
Back to writing.
We’ve got three tour dates this week, so I’m sticking to my Tuesday/Thursday writing schedule. I have gone ahead (’cause you knew I would) and added more work for myself by signing on to write a short story for a YA paranormal romance anthology. That story is due in two months and needs to be around 13K, so I’ve got to get on it!
I’m still excited about all the projects I’m working on and now that I don’t have to be all manic marketer until the New Year…Yay!
Other stuff: Like I posted the other day, Jenny Pox by JL Bryan is free right now on Amazon and other outlets. There is a Glimpse excerpt in the back of it. I thought it would be a wise move to lower Glimpse to .99 again so that the people who got Jenny for free would be more willing to pick up Glimpse.
I also made Glimpse and Day of Sacrifice FREE on Smashwords. Just to see what would happen. I’ve never made anything free before, but my sales have been kind of sluggish, so I thought I’d see if this draws some interest. Plus, Day of Sacrifice is a year old! Woot!
Have a great Sunday you all and I’ll talk at ya again on Wednesday.