Behind with the posts again. But, Happy (belated) Thanksgiving. Or for those of my readers who live outside the US, weekend/week. 🙂 Did y’all have a good holiday? We did not go visit family as per usual. To keep everyone as safe as possible. So my husband and I spent a quiet day at home. For the first time ever, I made sweet potatoes. Mom usually makes them and as my husband always looks forward to them, I attempted them. They came out great.
While I was waiting for dinner to cook, I did it. I surpassed my 50k goal for the month!
Okay. I didn’t do all that in an afternoon. I have spent the days since my last blogpost writing my little fingers off. That brings the total for the manuscript for my Antique Magic book 6 to over 90k–and the story is not quite finished yet. But as it is closer than it was in October, I’m thrilled.
Word count: 54,638/50,000. I hope your projects and holiday/weekend went well.
Here we are at day nine (Yes, I realize this is dated the 10th, but the post refers to day 9).
Gosh. Doesn’t it feel like it should be November 99th or some crazy number, already?
I wrote my little hands off. That “maybe I will get to 4000 words” post yesterday? Yeah. I didn’t quite get that far, clocking in at only 3,226 words during that day’s writing marathon.
And spent today paying for it. Well, writing on the phone does hurt too, who knew? Okay, maybe I don’t use the dictating as exclusively as I should. In my defense, it has a tendency not to hear me correctly. Case in point… well, sometimes it prints things I can’t share here without the blog throwing up censor flags. Here’s one: Kaitlyn (misspelled) slimfold, picturing the torture her… etc.
🤔What the heck is a slimfold? What did I mean there? I can’t remember…
So on top of the writing, I then have to correct the transcription, quickly, before I forget what I meant. *shakes head*
Anywho, I somehow managed that whopping output yesterday and slowed it down a bit today. The day is not done. I am shooting for hitting my 20,000 word mark, is all. Taking it slow will have to do for a day or so. 🐌
I meant to start posting these on day one and then day two, but, alas. I didn’t get to. So, a small diary of progress.
Nanowrimo day 1 didn’t really work out that well because I woke up to a completely different project. A free goodie for those who signed up for my newsletter with the Preptober guide. (Did you get it. No? Do you want it? The link for joining and getting is here. )
Anyway, this first day, I managed to get about 900 words in something that I can’t count on my Nanowrimo dashboard. But in the end, I ended up in my official project hitting my goal for the day by the skin of my teeth. Day two, will be continued in next post.
Good morning, everyone. I hope you’re well. I’ve been having a hectic, headachey week, here but getting better. I think part of the headache is dealing with business in this pandemic. The worker bees at Amazon have been crunching something and taking longer than usual.
Today, after much work and fretting, I can finally announce that I have a new change for you, and a new release. Remember a little book called Passion’s Sacred Dance? Yes, well, there’s been a shift. I moved it out of Celtic Stewards Chronicles, and gave it a new title, new series title, and new cover: it’s now called Keeper of the Grove.
(It’s a better title, we think here at Raven Queen Publications). Same book, different title and cover. And the cover is this:
Also…. There’s now a direct sequel to it. What do I mean? Simply that Stacy and Aaron star in this one, again, and it falls weeks after all the reading Stacy did in and Druid Warrior Prince and Druid Warrior Heart (yes, if you’ve read those two books, those were actual files Stacy was reading. I just snipped the prologues in her pov out). Anyway, they’re the Celtic Stewards Chronicles, being related, but not the main story. This, what’s now called the Stewards War series, is the main tale being that begun in, and with the main characters of, Keeper of the Grove.
Hey everyone, I hope you’re well this week. I am. I did lots of yardwork this weekend, so I’m a little achy–but writing along as usual. I’ve almost met my goal for Campwrimo. At this point, I doubt I will meet it, but it’s going to be close! I may finish that book before Thanksgiving. I hope. (I’m hoping long before!)
For those of you with Amazon Prime accounts, Nooks or Ipads, or Kobo ereaders, I wanted to let you know, I’ve decided to take two titles out of KU. That will remove them from the Kindle Lending Library. What titles?
This is a big step for WMH. It’s always been in KU, but after 41/2 years, it’s time. So I wanted to give you a heads up, if you wanted to read it for free with KU, now’s your last chance.
Reign of Tarot, if you missed it last week, you can find the synopsis on this post. They drop out of the program by August 7th, so read now, if you wish! But for those with Nooks, Kobos, and Ipads, look for it in those stores soon.
Not saying we have it as bad as those of you getting snowed on but WOW did the temps drop this weekend! (And we’re already–slightly–warming back up).
And I finally got Draft2Digital figured out. Their support was wonderful. 🙂 So if you’re an indie author and looking for a way to go “wide” I’d say give them a try.
Also, I’ve got a new freebie short story up, for Christmas entitled No Such Thing as Dasher. It’s a holiday themed short story. The synopsis is as follows:
For Avery, her holiday duties as a forest ranger oftentimes involve tracking revelers who have lost their way in her wilderness domain. After a camper clashes with a reindeer, however, Avery is shocked to discover the creature is defended not by Santa, but by the formidable, yet gentle, shapeshifting Lord of the Forest.
Can the magic of the forest bring together a ranger and a supernatural being, or is Avery destined to celebrate yet another Christmas alone?
An enchanting fairy tale to celebrate the magic of the season!
Please note, there are some Amazon stores at which the story might not yet be free but I’m hoping they will come in line with the others before New Year’s. If it’s not free where you are, please check back.
I hope you enjoy this little freebie short story, and have a lovely Christmas!