Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Update - Week 45

The last week was a total blur, but I managed to piece it back together a little.

I've been writing my brains out.  I typed 14538 words over each of the days. 

I hired an editor and a cover artist.

Somewhere in there, I did some more research work on the world of self-publishing.

I read three books.  (Because hey, if I can't work and still find time to read, what the heck am I doing? Ya know?)

I went grocery shopping.

Took Max for a walk nearly every day - except when it was raining.  He hates that.  He also hates walking on leaves, so the walks have been short. 

I spent some time talking to my financial backer (aka Hubs) about cover artists and editing. 

Hubs and I took a drive up a couple roads we'd never been down before.  One of them was supposed to - according to Google - connect with the other which would bring us to the water.  That first road ended up being a one lane that sort of ended at what might have been a trail through the woods.  When we backtracked and went down the second road from the other direction, we found where the two roads shoulda oughta joined up if Google had been right.  :shrug:  It was fun and the car didn't die, so it's all good.

Oh, and if you didn't read Friday's post, I'm resurrecting the old 'Pound of BS' blog into something more professional where I can share publishing news, stories about murder and mayhem, and anything related to the book I'll be putting out in 2015.  If you don't follow it already, you get extra brownie points in the contest I designed to go live on Monday if you're a follower before the contest actually goes live.  (Same for here.) 

I'm really excited and I hope you are, too.

Anyway, what's up in your world?


  1. Sounds like a very productive week! I know I haven't commented much recently, but it's nice to see you so happy and positive about your future. Anything that makes you like this is good in my opinion =)

    As for me, my nausea is slowly (FINALLY) going away. I only had 2-3 bad days this week, which is a vast improvement from the 7 days a week, 24/7 I experienced for nearly five months. Because Im now feeling a bit better, I've been very productive on my story. I have high hopes to finish soon =)

    And, of course, 'tis the season to get really, really busy. This is the last weekend we don't have any plans until January. I'm excited but already exhausted at the prospect. At least this year we have the excuse of pregnant mama, LOL!

    1. Hi Nat! Nice to see you in the blogosphere! I totally understand why, of course, but still, it's nice to see you here.

      Yay for the nausea going away! I'm so glad, because it means you're being productive on your writing again. Squee!

      Oh man, I'll leave that social stuff to you. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. :hugs: Have a wonderful, if busy, rest of the year.

  2. Wow, that's a lot of words! You rock! I'm looking forward to your incoming projects.

    My proof came back, and it's gorgeous. Yay! I'm waiting for copies to arrive, then I'll put it up on my website.

    I started my next installment, 1850s' style. And I got the rights back on my history of color book. Now I'm driving myself crazy trying to edit it for a second edition (at a price people can afford, vs. $32 - I couldn't afford to buy them wholesale!) *and* working on the 1850s. It's a good kind of crazy. :-)

    1. I've been rocking the word count, Deb. I'll let you know what's and when's - when it gets closer to be real.

      Yay for gorgeous proofs! I hope you sell tons.

      Wow, sounds like you're busy, but happy busy. I love that! Good luck with your editing. I hope it goes as smoothly as possible. :hugs:

  3. Woot! On all of it. I feel so far behind on what everyone is doing. Catching up today. :)

    1. No worries, Silver. You've been busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest. I hope you got a chance to catch up, but important I hope you had time to breathe today. :hugs: