Wednesday Writer’s Cafe 1/27

I have a serious case of the I don’t give a f*** funk, as yesterday’s post demonstrated. I am just out of sorts all over the place. I need vacation from my life. Anyone want to swap with me for a couple of weeks. My husband is pretty hot. And my son, despite being an energy drain, is really sweet. I have a well behaved cuddle bug of a dog. My friends are pretty awesome. My house is gorgeous. And I live in a stunning environment.

I know what you’re thinking? If your life is so flipping awesome, why do you want a break?

Duh, so I can appreciate it again. Absence and all that.

Anyway, bailing on write in tonight so I can get a massage which I think I need.


 

I’ve decided to report on my stated 2016 goals each Wednesday at cafe for a little prod of accountability.

– Research marketing locations for the next free giveaway for Scripting the Truth. Figure out the Reddit problem. Fine tune my categorization on amazon.

√ Bleh, I don’t have time for this sh*t.

– Write 2500 plus words per week on my 2015 Nano novel til completion. (Only another 5-6 weeks to go on that, I think.)

√ Bleh, it’s done, as bad as it is.

– Participate in one flash fiction challenge per month.

√ Bleh, it’s still January. I did January already.

– Prepare and teach “Nano to Publish”.

√ Bleh, Taught the first workshop. Have given no thought what so ever to the second workshop. I better get on that.

– Edit my 2015 Nano Novel for 2016 publication.

√ Bleh, edited the rest of the chapters this week to finish my first soft pass. I have sent my novel off to my critique partner for his review by February 20th for the next workshop. But in reality there are already a four or five locations where I know it says “fill in some stuff here later” and I need to get cracking on what I plan to put in those spaces.

– Any time I am not actively working on my 2015 Nano Novel, write 2500 words per week on my spy novel until it is done. (After four years, it’s time to put this mess to bed.)

-Non Applicable at this time.

Non writing goals

– Prepare and teach two classes at the coop for the 2016-2017 school year.

√ Bleh.

– Take better care of my body, ie. stop compulsively painting, crocheting, and writing until my back or shoulder is so tore I can barely use either. Which leads me to …

√ Bleh.

– yoga daily.

√ Bleh.

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6 thoughts on “Wednesday Writer’s Cafe 1/27

  1. Hey just a thought…don’t give ‘Scripting the Truth’ away…your writing is too damn good…I know I’m reading it. Look can I be honest…the cover doesn’t work…least not for me…I have had it on my Kindle a little while and it dosn’t make me stop as I flick thro’ titles stacking up. And I tend to read the books I pay for before the free one’s which means it can take a long time getting to them, if ever. Right it’s early morning here and I need to do my Pilates thing before my neck and back seize up!

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      1. Here goes….I’m just a few chapters into ‘Scripting the Truth’ and find it clever, pacey and engaging, there is an energy to the writing that for me is far removed from the impression given by the genteel almost Edwardian style cover. The minimum change to catch my eye would be to remove the photograph… even the existing text on a plain background could work but the addition of a few words from say the review by Rachel Barnard could add appeal. Flicking through my books on Kindle these loosely similar genre book covers have a simplistic yet effective appeal for me.
        ‘The Art Of Letting Go’ by Chloe Banks
        ‘Fractured’ by Dani Atkins
        ‘The Woman Who Stole My Life’ by Marian Keys
        ‘The Last Letter FromYour Lover’ by JoJo Moyes.
        Your story has a great deal going for it, British aristocracy, post WW11 Britain, liberated intelligent single mined woman, romance and who knows what else I haven’t got to yet! Let the cover work for you and sell it…and as I said before please do not give the book away for free…there are far, far better placed people than me who think that bubble now burst in getting actual readers and reviews.

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