Sunday, March 18, 2012

Work For Your Week

This is the final week of this ROW round, and it's coincidentally the last big push for me.  My husband will be out of town all week, and I have made the goal of FINISHING up Zyander by the end of the week.  I'll have an hour in the mornings, 2 hours or so at nap time, and another 1.5 hours at bedtime to work.  If I can't get it done by Friday, I never will. :)
The downside is that I won't be able to announce my triumph via ROW, but for those of you who read my blog outside of that, and all the readers that I've passed along this URL to, be on the lookout this coming Saturday or Sunday for some big news!  If I get it done, I'm going to have some big celebration time, because this book has been in the works for almost a YEAR now.
So let's all cross our fingers and see what the next week brings.

Some interesting things in the internet world:

Remember THIS entry from last week?  Well, it turns out an author has an opinion about traditionally publishing.  It pretty much echoes what I said and others commented, still I found it interesting to read.  Find it HERE.
In that same vein, remember how I said I was SHOCKED at traditionally published authors who were able to earn a living?  Well, Francesca Lia Block, who has dozens of books, is losing her house.  Find out about it HERE.
And finally, my local writing friend and I have talked about doing one of those letter books, where you both come up with a world and a each create a character and then have that character send letters to the other character.  Except she went back to school and we never got around to it.  :(  But then I read THIS and man, I want to do that!  I just have to find the time. hahaha  Maybe after I finish Aeris I can round up some authors. :)

So, in honor of this last week of ROW80, I will change up my closing.
Happy WRITING, everyone, and good luck!


Ali Dent said...

Your letter book with your friend sounds promising. Any idea when you will start working on it? Good finish for the quarter. Give yourself a pat not he back.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Congrats on your impending release!! I am at the same point - I have one I'm expecting back from my copy editor any day now, but won't be out in time to announce on ROW80. No matter - there's always the next round! I think it starts April 2. Hope to see you there!

Nadja Notariani said...

I cannot wait to read your idea/link for sending letters/or new idea about creating characters in an authors' group. Sounds quite interesting.

Good luck with your final push week being super productive. I know how you feel about not being able to announce your success...I'll publish after the end of the round, too. I'll have to announce next round.

Speedy and precise pen this week, Kate.

Claudia Lefeve said...

You know I'll be snooping around this weekend for an update :)

I actually read the ARC for Draculas. Even after knowing it was a collaboration, it was hard figuring out who wrote what! It's a great idea!