While I was on vacation, dreaming about getting back and leisurely finishing ASHES IN THE SKY, my publicist sent over my blog tour interviews and guest post requests.
After reviewing them (14 in all so far) I decided to write “just a little” of ASHES IN THE SKY per day to keep myself going, and bust out the marketing for FIRE IN THE WOODS as soon as I can (They are all due back by September 15th)
I cringe when I think of it, because my original goal was to finish ASHES IN THE SKY before my vacation. Then I moved the goal day to a week after vacation when I got bogged down with the edits. Right now that deadline doesn’t look all that rosy either.
But I will not be thwarted! I am doing my best to write clean copy. I am hoping that all I will have to do is general insertion of emotion and setting. Hopefully there will be no huge changes or additions to be made, but I won’t know until I send this puppy out to my beta readers to be slapped around a bit.
As it stands now, I am just turning the corner into act three. The third and final act should be a roller-coaster ride and easy plot-wise to write, but hard in the “action” department. I probably only have about 10,000-20,000 words to go. I can do this. I just need to keep plugging away.
Editing time—check. Marketing time—check. Writing time—er…. From interviews I’ve read with established authors, it sounds as if you have joined their ranks! You can do this! 🙂
I know I can- but keeping up with the pace is cutting out my sleep time.
Tell me about it.
You CAN do it. You will. 🙂
You WILL. I can’t believe the breakneck speed you’ve been working at. I am in awe. 🙂
Me too! I’ll appreciate it once I come up for air. Got home from vacation and got sick as a dog not good for productivity.
Not good. No. Hope you return to yourself soon. 😦
You can do this. It’s what you dreamed of, right? Just remember to breathe and take time for you, even if it’s just a bubble bath at the end of the day.
My tub is dusty. I let my hermit crabs run around in it before I got them a terrarium.