Here's what I did last week:
I finished reading through my NaNo project and making notes of things that need to be addressed on the re-write...
Wait, back the train up a bit... I decided not to write the shiny new book during NaNo, and instead work on re-writing a suspense novel I never finished. So, to that end, I sent what I already had to my Kindle, read through it, made notes of what needs to be addressed, and got ready to write by opening a new file.
The reasoning for this change... and I've been hesitating to mention any this, but for the life of me can't figure out why... is that I'm planning on leaping into self-publishing early next year. And the book I'm working on for NaNo would dovetail nicely as the second or third book to launch (depending on time and finances).
To that end, another thing I did last week was read Let's Get Digital by David Gaughran. It all about how to self publish and why you should. And it made me want to kick myself for being such a sissy-pants and not doing this sooner.
Also to that end, I'm in the process of contacting editors and pricing stuff out and junk.
I've also been playing with covers to see if I can do it myself or if I need to pay someone else. But I won't share any of that until I know what I'm going to launch first and how it'll all play out.
Lord knows I have enough books written to launch one every month of 2015 and still have a couple left over for 2016 without ever putting down new words. (Not counting the one I'll be working on this month.) They just all need to be edited and polished and made pretty so people will actually want to read them, and then after they read them, they'll want to buy the next, etc. That's what happens when you write for 10 years without being published - especially if you adhere to the philosophy of 'write the next book' while submitting. You end up with a LOT of material. But I've heard one of the keys to being successful at self-publishing is to give your readers plenty to buy, so I guess I'm golden with that.
In non-writerly news, I cleaned out the iris bed to make it ready for winter, and then forgot to cover the bed with fresh leaves for the coming freeze. It got down to 22 last night, so keep your fingers crossed my plants survived.
I broke my bird feeder a couple days ago. Not bad enough that it won't hold seed anymore, but it's life is just about over, so I ordered a new one. It's not exactly what I wanted, but it'll do. At least the bird will be happy with it. And that's all that really matters.
In readerly news, I'm only 3 books behind on my goals now. That's because I read three books last week. I'll probably slip further behind as November progresses, but I can't worry about that now. I have work to do.
So, how are things in your world?