Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Update - Week 27

The battle of the river dwellers - part two - kept me up again last night.  Last weekend's explosions were pretty bad, but that was just a precursor to last night's festivities.  Natch.  I read until 10:30 when I couldn't keep my eyes open.  Then I went to bed and laid there while the world exploded outside.  Not sure when it finally stopped or I finally fell asleep.  All I know is I am dragging butt today.

On to the update...

I finally got some more editing done.  If you're reading this, editor-darlin', I am trying to get this done and back to you.  (I will email you later this morning after more coffee.) 

I started the week up to my armpits in other people's stuff.  It happens on occasion and I roll with it.  No big deal.  It needed to be done.  We did it.  We'd do it again it the occasion arose.  Still, we're happy to slide back into our chosen roles as hermits.  It did, however, derail my best laid plans.  Which is why I am later than late on this edit deadline. 

My sale and advertising went live on Friday, but not without some minor burps that felt major at the time.  Turns out Kindle Countdown Deals don't start at 8am my time, but at 8am their time (i.e. Pacific Time).  AND there was some fine print at ENT wherein all discounted books advertised have to be at the discounted price by 6am Eastern. So I thought I was well n truly screwed.  Huzzah. When the afternoon ENT newsletter came out, my ad was in there, though.  And all was right with the world.

I'll do some kind of breakdown of the ad's success tomorrow at Outside the Box.  Meanwhile, Accidental Death is still at $1.99 until 8am Pacific, so if you haven't snagged a copy, now would be a good time.  It'll go up to $2.99 after 10am my time.  Tomorrow it will be back to its regular price of $3.99, so you're still getting one hell of a bargain.

So far, several someones in the KU program have read 2212 pages worth of Accidental Death.  Works out to about four and a quarter books.  244 pages have already been read today.  I like to think they either couldn't put it down last night or they had to start reading first thing this morning. Either way, it makes me feel good.  I know several people have mentioned that Accidental Death is hard to put down.  Yay.

In the reading news, I read both JB Lynn's new release (A Woof in Sheep's Clothing) and Silver James' new release (Double Cross: Hard Target Book 1) - and they were both awesome.  I'm currently reading The First Wives Club.  The movie - which I thought was a hoot - is so very loosely based on the book it's almost like a different animal.  I think I'll write a post about that later this week.

My volunteer tomato plant - which I thought I'd killed - appears to be on the road to recovery.  All its wilty leaves were perking up yesterday.  Yay.  We'll see if I actually get any tomatoes to harvest or if the animals eat them all.

I think that's about it for updates from me.  Any updates from you this week?


  1. Sounds like overall you had a productive, successful week. :-)

    I'm waiting on copy edits for one book, content edits for another, and I'm writing a third. Which end is up?

    1. LOL, yeah. Once I got back on track. =o)

      You, miss, are a master juggler! Go you!

  2. So glad you enjoyed DOUBLE CROSS! I basically hid this weekend. We did an FTA trip on Friday down to Meers, a wide-spot with a world-famous hamburger place. We got there early, still had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. By the time we finished, the line was down the ramp, across the lobby, out the door, along the sidewalk, and curling around into the full parking lot. Yes, the burgers ARE that good, not to mention the homemade cobblers topped with homemade ice cream! Only took some pictures for Abandoned Oklahoma while we were motoring around. I need to check to see if I reviewed ACCIDENTAL DEATH. I'll do that this afternoon.

    Tomato plants are hardy. Just make sure it has a cage to keep the plant upright as it gets bigger.

    Today is writing. Maybe. No. It is. I have to catch back up. I'm behind my schedule on RDR#3. As soon as I get off the internet.... *looks shifty-eyed*

    1. It was wicked awesome, Silver.

      Hiding sounds perfect to me. In fact, your weekend sounded perfect - even with the wait for a table. Thank you so much for your review. I read it and I was all like 'aw shucks' and blushing. The tomato is going to have to live cageless, I think. It didn't plant itself in an easy spot - chucked up against the forsythia, in the middle of the marigolds, and wedged next to the wild daisies. I hope you got your writing done and got back on track with RDR3.

  3. Just left a Goodreads review. I'd already done an Amazon. Caught your numbers while I was there Lookie!

    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,382 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
    #21 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
    #24 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
    #76 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Crime

    1. THANK YOU! That review was awesome.

      Saturday, it made it to #8, #10, and #25 in those lists. Definitely an awesome weekend. =o)

  4. Hooray for reaching #21 in Amazon's Hard-Boiled Mysteries!!!

    We had fireworks until 11 or so, then another hour of gunfire. Sigh. I'm just glad no bullets landed in the house.

    I'm wishing happy thoughts at your tomato. :-)

    I rewrote another twenty odd pages this week, but I need to go back over the last ten. They still feel flat. But it's progress, and I'm content. I'd like to get more done, and faster, but like you said, life happens.

    1. Thanks, Deb! Ugh about the fireworks and the gunfire. Thanks for the happy thoughts for Mr. Tomater.

      Yay for your 20 pages! You'll get 'em fixed and fluffy in no time. =o)