Midweek #ROW80 Check-In

I don’t have a whole lot to report.  I’ve been doing a bunch of work on my business plan this week, preparing to launch the pre-order for To Get Me To You, working out details for a sale on Forsaken to get a little movement going in my Mirus stuff as well, and looking to the future to see what would make the most sense for promotion, rollover sales, and gaining momentum.  You know, the less fun stuff that’s part of this business.

Wishful continues to explode with new characters showing up, bits and pieces and characters from abandoned novels from years ago suddenly rearing up and saying “Hey!  I’d fit here!”  So I keep scribbling down notes and having mini squees because I love this series so flipping much.  I really hope readers will as well.

I am back to the writing since I got back from my vacation, getting back in the groove and building some steam toward the end.  There’s always something about getting past that midpoint and feeling like you’re on the DOWNHILL finally.  I know it’s purely psychological, but it’s such an awesome sensation to see the number of words left to the end SHRINKING.  WHEE!

I’m also gearing up to really dial up the effort for my taekwondo training.  The lower belts are testing this weekend and I need to finish catching back up to my current belt level so that by the time they’re ready for the next round, I can test up with them.  Blue belt by Christmas?  We’ll see.

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Update

  1. I’m home from a fabulous vacation with Lockwood Monk.  Happiness.  Four whole days of writer talk, wine, and a collaborative plot for a dark romantic suspense dealing with a crossroads demon, complete with Winchester jokes (because this is what happens when a romance writer and a horror writer get a little tipsy and start plotting).  I got home last night.
  2. Today’s been all about catch up.  Laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, and getting back into the writing groove.
  3. I broke 60k on TY.  I’m not going to get this act finished by the end of this round, but that’s okay.  It’s still going well.
  4. I also got some plotting done on another project that’s been kicking around in my head for a couple years.  It’s one of those that maybe I’ll write, maybe I won’t.  It hasn’t gotten to the point where I HAVE to write it.  But it keeps…NIGGLING.  So I keep playing.
  5. Work this week is going to be nuts because OF COURSE crap hit the fan while I was out of town.  I’ve already talked to my boss, so I’ll be hitting the ground running as soon as I get to work in the morning.