It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Given ‘Grand Tour’ is complete (first draft) and ‘Rogue Nation (working title)’ is almost 30K finished, I decided to have a bit of fun this (f)afternoon.
As a person, I sometimes read an article or see a picture and think, ‘So and so would like that.’ As an author, the same thing happens with my characters. Case in point, this lovely article making the rounds in the New York Times.
Grab the Kleenex (don’t say I didn’t warn you).
One of those weeks where I feel like I did everything and nothing…
Off to Fujairah tomorrow while Hubs finished his next diving certificate. I’m ready for a chill, but am still epically behind on reviews from Bangkok, so I think it will be a matter of blogging from bed.
So, in my never-ending quest to promote and involve my books in various places, I signed up for Pronoun. The service tracks the rise of your books and the rank within your dedicated categories (something I really haven’t given additional thought to). In this instance, while I understand the service is trying to be helpful by suggesting alternate categories, the results gave me a reason to laugh.
The year is over, as is the wait.
I am out of Amazon jail and hope to remain that way (at least I can get the Queen published).
I don’t have super high hopes for what my inclusion back into KDP Select means or how it’s going to completely impact my sales, but I am glad that more readers will now have access to my books.
And on that note, I feel the correct celebration is one for my most recent protagonist, Liz, and the opening of the Museum of Ice Cream — a location she definitely would’ve visited in Los Angeles (well, when she wasn’t so comfortable tucked away at the Winchester).
If you want to know what I’ve been up to this week, I’ve been furiously formatting. It is definitely not as fun as it sounds. So. Much. Tab. Anyway, with the first draft 99% there, I’m happy with the changes between the rough draft and this one. I know some additional changes will need to take place, but at least the manuscript is now in a place where I can confidently share it with others.