Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Update - Week #7

Hey all!  I'm really quite proud that I've kept this up for seven Sundays in a row.  Go me!

Anyway, here's what I did last week...

I watched a lot of Olympics.

But seriously, I did get some other things accomplished.

For instance, I swapped out my old keyboard for this one I had in my BIG BOX OF ELECTRONICAL THINGS.  It's actually the keyboard that came with my computer 4 years ago, but I liked the Logistics keyboard I ordered better than this Lenovo one, so I used that.  Now I'm on this, and kinda remembering why I used the other one.  This one's keys are closer together and the spacebar is LOUD.  Sheesh.  But it's better than using the old keyboard that had most of its letters rubbed off.  And since I used the backspace key so much, it was starting to squeak.

Oh, and I read a shit-ton of books.  I was just a reading machine this past week with 5 books read and 21 for the year.  Woohoo! 

I re-re-revised my query letter for Djinnocide with the help of a couple friends.  And yesterday, I sent out the first couple with the new and totally awesome wordage.  Cross your fingers!

Let's see... what else... Oh yeah, the reason why I had the opportunity to read a lot - and probably part of the reason why the letters were rubbed off my old keyboard...

I finished that rewrite!  And I did it a couple days ahead of schedule.  It tops out at around 76K.  I've sent it to my Kindle so I can start reading through it and noting flaws.  It's not done - but hey, I rewrote 76K words between 1/3 and 2/11! Yay!

And lastly, but not leastly, I started the planning and some early writing on my next book - called Djinn 3, for now.  Yeah, I know... I should get the first one going before I write more, but I can't help myself.  I want to play in Jo's world for a while again, so that's what I'm gonna do.  So there.  =op

What happened in your world last week? 

Remember, you can talk about whatever you want, but try to find something positive - even if it's only I managed to keep my cat alive for another week.  (Some days with Max is easier than others but despite his malaise last week, he turned it around and is back to his demanding and drooly self this week.  That darned cat.)


  1. Go you! You had a productive week!

    I released The Hitwoman Hunts a Ghost…that made me happy. :-)

    1. Your release made me happy, too! It was awesome. =o)

      Thanks, JB. Here's hoping I can maintain the productivity.

  2. Wow! You got a LOT done. Hurray for finishing your rewrite!

    I adore Max. :-)

    Happy release, JB!

    I finished another re-edit of what started out as Monsoon Rain. I'm thinking about renaming it Death's Red Rose or The Death God's Rose. Now I need to read it aloud and find the rough spots.

    My biggest milestone: I'm writing again after three years of thinking my writing stinks like a midden. I've changed my mind. It smells like a rose. A glass rose, maybe, but it's not half bad. :-)

    1. Thanks, Deb. Some days I'd be willing to offer you Max. ;o)

      Go you on the re-edit. And way to go on getting back to writing. I hate being in that 'my writing stinks' place. Yay for you getting out of it!

  3. News: I'm almost done with the friggin' NRCA so I can get back to my normal life and writing.

    Good news, Lawyer Guy will probably be released from hospital by Wednesday.

    Big news, that two-book deal with Harlequin, signed with my dream editor. :) I can't wait to get back into the world of the Barron Brothers and their cowgirls, but man, I hear you on being hungry to get back to a world. I miss Sade's world (Penumbra) and my Wolves (Moonstruck). OH! I've also been invited to write a paranormal novella for a Christmas anthology about Christmas brides. Abhean will finally get his story. *blink* Dang. I have a whole pot-load of writing to do! Yayayayay!

    And very proud of you for all your hard work, B.E!

    1. Whew. I know that's been a drain on you, Silver. Yay for LG coming home. I'll keep my fingers crossed everything goes well between now and Wednesday.

      SQUEE for your book deal! That is so awesome. Getting back into a world is so satisfying and comfortable (and scary because if you've been away a while, you have to get back into the feel of it again). You can do it! :muppetflail:

      Thanks! =o)