It’s ten o’clock and I’m laying here in the dark typing this on my smartphone and debating with myself what I’m going to do about certain writing and publishing goals.
Since I was a child of eight all I’ve wanted to do is write. Later I wanted to be a writer. When I moved to a ranch in 2004 another dream of mine emerged, one that speaks to my heart and soul. I’m torn between these equally needful desires. As much as I would love to make a career of my writing, there has to be a balance and I really need to find a balance between what is needful and important in my life.
This means I have to give up somethings for other things and I have to cut back other things even further. But here is what I do plan on doing:
1) My Lord Hades
I’m still working on the edits of this and have someone ready to proofread it when I’m done. As most of you know I’ll be adding a new cover to the ebook and will let any interested vote on the cover mock-ups this next week. After this, I’ll only be fixing typos to the book.
2) Once a Valkyrja
This one is back on the editing block. My difficulty with it has been resolved. I don’t have a release date and I probably won’t until it gets closer to actually releasing it.
3) Loving the Goddess of Love
I haven’t even started editing this story. The rough draft needs a lot of work on the scene order so that the pacing is more consistant. Right now it zooms through the romance plot and slows down so the story plot can catch up, only to zoom to the end. I wanted too have this story out by December but it might be sometime next year.
4) Keeping Mhari
Right now this one is moving along well. I’m posting the rough draft on my Rough Drafts Novel Blog about twice a week. This story isn’t on my priority list, but it’s helpful to my creativity.
I’ve been bouncing around the idea of dropping some of my blogs and even revamping the ones I want to keep. My time is so limited and I’m really bad at the blogging portion of my marketing that I almost wonder if it’s a waste of my time to do it. I don’t mind the writing updates and posting parts if my books, but telling people about my day seems a drain on my time. I wouldn’t mind a website with updated content/articles and news updates. It would leave me time work on writing…I think I’m going to think some more on the blogging.
I better get to bed, I’m starting to nod off. Night all. And good morning to all in that time zone. Talk to you later.