Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday Update - Week 13

Last week was the 13th week of the year, and it held the 13th anniversary of the day Hubs and I met in person.  Lucky 13.

Anyway, the week that was...

I got Natural Causes' final edits back from AWE on Thursday.  Worked a little bit on them then.  Ended up taking Friday off.  Worked my buns off last night and am at pg 150 out of 247.  I should be able to get that done today.

Before that, I got some work done on Wish Hits the Fan.  Then I made the executive decision to put WHTF on hold until after the publication of NC.

Yesterday, I also did what I should've done two years ago and made a formatting checklist, so all the steps to formatting a book for publication are written down.  Thus far I've been trusting my memory - a sketchy plan at best.  I'll talk more about the checklist tomorrow on Outside the Box.

Other things... I created a bookmark showing all 8 books...

and re-did my FB banner...
And I added Natural Causes to all my blogs' right hand bars and put Natural Causes on my Mystery page at Outside the Box.

I read two books last week!  Silver James' Seal Moon and Jennifer Lyon's Sex on the Beach Book Club.  Both amazing.  Then I started The Bridge on the River Kwai for a bit of a change.  So far, so good.

I did some fishing.  And some yard work.  And some cleaning.  And some personal stuff as we had a death in the family and I volunteered to do all the flower ordering for the immediate family.  1-800-FLOWERS came through.  And from what I've heard via Mom, everything looked really nice.  Whew.  I'm always unsure how ordering flowers is going to go.  Images of dead or bedraggled flowers dance through my head until someone confirms otherwise.

This week?  Getting ready for publication.  Barring natural disaster, this will definitely be out before the 13th.  Once I have it out and have a buy link, I'll let you all now.  And once I have the link to put in the back matter for Accidental Death, I'll be putting that on some kind of sale.  (Sale or free... Hmm.  Wait and see*.)

Okay, that's it for me.  What's up with you?

* I'm a poet and I know it, cuz my feet sure show it.  They're Longfellows.  ;o)


  1. Ahahaha! Love the *

    Sorry about the death in the family. We had two occur in families of close friends. :/

    I have one day to finish revisions. I also realised I have a proposal due tomorrow, along with the revisions. Yeah, that ain't happening because I totally forgot/didn't check my deadline board closely and I haven't even started it. Hopefully, Mr. Ed is as behind as I am. :(

    That's my life at the moment. Deadlines and revisions. And insomnia. I'm tired. But today is opening day so there is BASEBALL! Cubs v. Cards tonight. Go Cards!

  2. Happy Anniversary!

    My condolences for your loss.

    LOL to your Longfellows!

    Hmm. I really need to update my website, too. One of these days... ;-)

    I wrote/edited 10,200 words this week! Yay! Only a few chapters to go to finish the "New and improved" first draft. It still needs a bunch of sanding and polishing, but I finally feel like I'm getting somewhere. :-D