Thursday, February 27, 2020

Dilemma Press Proof

Woo hoo the press proof is here!

And the best part of all is that there are only a couple of easily fixed snafus. For some peculiar reason the font on the second paragraph of chapter 4 is not only the wrong one, it's a different size. My hand must have slipped as I was formatting. 

I should be able to get on that this weekend. Which means that the print version will be available before you know it.

And since my writing schedule is working out so well, I am going to be really wild and say that the next book should be out in May. 

Fingers crossed!

I'm having such a good time with it. I've been hitting my goals almost every day. And since I finish in the morning, that gives me the rest of the day to think about the next scenes. So by the time I'm back at the keyboard, I have a good idea of what I want to put down. Amazing. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

Plans and Planning

By making a little change in my schedule, I made a huge change in my productivity.

I was getting frustrated about not being able to achieve my writing goals. My dedicated writing time, at the end of the day, was getting stolen by other things. I'd sit down to write and remember a dozen things that I should be doing instead. And the writing always got put off. So I shifted the slot.

My schedule for the day is packed with things I need to do followed by things I'd like to do. But it occurred to me that parts of my day job do not require any creative energy. So I carved out a little time before lunch to dedicate to writing and it's made all the difference in the world.

Apparently I have a lot more creative energy at 11 am. And I am having fun again. Forcing myself to put words on paper at the end of the day was starting to turn into a chore. And I dreaded it some days because I didn't have anything to say. Now I look forward to it. And the story is practically writing itself.

What a difference! I am very excited about what this is going to do for my production schedule. At the very least I will be on time. I might even be a little early. I'd only planned on putting out 2 books this year, who knows what this new productivity will produce!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Audiobooks - Free and Cheap

Have you heard about Chirp?

It's a new audiobook newsletter that showcases the free and discounted. It also has a website where you can find tons of audiobooks discounted at all different rates.

Lethal Seasons has a steep 82% discount through 2/24. You can get the first audiobook in the series for $1.97. Click HERE to check it out.

Scattered Seeds has a 10% discount.

Gleanings is in the works and should be out by mid-March. I've already heard the first few chapters and Derek is doing his usual fabulous job.

A Changed World is a completed 5-book series that is available in ebook and print.

Children of a Changed world is a new series set 20 years later. The first book will be out this summer.