Working Wednesday #6

I totally almost forgot this post. The sad thing about it, I was sitting here thinking I sure don’t want to work tonight. Maybe I’ll skip editing/writing tonight. Yeah, I know. I’m bad, and I’ll likely still brush off working tonight. Let’s see what I’ve accomplished this week and see if a break is warranted.

  • Edit Chasing Shadows
    • Three scene a week
      • Last update 8/57 scenes
      • This week’s progress 8/57 scenes Major FAIL this week. As soon as I modified this goal from a scene a day to three a week, I knew I was setting myself up for failure. What made me think I could add a scene a day for I Loved You First plus three scenes here when I was struggling before? Time to be a bit more reasonable. How about ONE scene a week while editing I Loved You First. I think I can manage that.
  • Edit I Loved You First
    • One scene a day
      • Last update 8/29 One scene a day. At this rate, I’ll be done editing with in a month. Let’s cross our fingers here, folks!
      • Currently at 10/29 scenes. Again… what was I thinking? The 3 above plus 7 here makes 10, if my basic math skills are right. Again, what was I thinking? So I managed 2 scenes this week. Really I don’t feel to bad about them, because the 2 scenes were chapters. When I signed myself up for this, I was thinking short scenes. I’ve actually had to break up some of my chapters because the multiple scenes in them seemed a bit much. Here’s what I’m thinking, cause I’m collapsing under the idiotic goals I’ve placed on myself. How about 4 scenes a week. That’ll give me two days to do as I please.
  • Maintaining 100+ words a day over at Word Count Union
    • This will be accomplished either by working on Trinity’s Awakening
      • Last week’s word count: 24,101
      • Current word count: 24,386 Another fail. I only wrote 4 days this week.
  • Clean up blog and update links
    • At last! A place where I did succeed. 🙂 You’ll both sidebars are on the left now. I also removed some widgets, updated some links, and added a widget or two. I’m rather liking the changes. Still not done, but it’s a step in the right direction.
  • 2011 Reading Challenge ~ I’m currently two books ahead of schedule. I imagine I’ll fall back to one this week, considering my current read–Crown of Crystal Flame by C.L. Wilson. Don’t get me wrong; the book is interesting. It’s just long… and wordy. My eyes are begging for white space.

2011 Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge
Reena has read 18 books toward her goal of 60 books.
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In other news!!!!

Control Freak continues to climb the charts in the Erotica genre. Last update, it was #8. Today we’ve hit #5. Overall, it’s fluctuating in the 140s/150s. Feel free to pick it up… boost it a little higher to the top.

Today, I brushed up on the cover art of I Loved You First. Now that I know the requirements for CreateSpace, I can work on just one cover art for all my works. Even though I Loved You First isn’t fully edited, I did all the preliminary setup, so when the interior file is ready, I can just upload it and get approved. I took my work one step further and uploaded the cover to Goodreads with an expected release date and all. August 2011. Here’s my thinking. If I set a date, it’ll give me something real to work toward. As it is, no date makes me think I can work as fast or slow as I want.  I Loved You First is a step away from erotica. It’s more what I’d call a love story. I want to share the first chapter, but I want to get a bit further into the editing first… like finish the self-editing. 🙂 Here’s what I’m thinking. A giveaway would be great. My plan is to setup a Goodreads giveaway once I send it to an editor and get an estimate on when I’ll receive it back. I’m hoping to do a better job at marking it than I did with Shadow Cat. Until then, Voila!

My best friend was more than just a best friend to me. Three words summed it up: I heart him. I’d never tell him though. I wasn’t stupid. Besides, what he’d told no one but me was a little something I wished I could forget… or ignore. He was gay. I guess gay wouldn’t be so bad if I wasn’t so in love with him. Now it was just cruel.

Stereotypes run amok in this college love story: Parties, alcohol, hookups, and breakups. Alexandria Carmichael may find it a bit much as she deals with the unreturned love from the boy who completes her. When all is revealed, not only does she risk losing her best friend forever, but also herself. Without her childhood companion for support, Alexandria takes a journey of self-discovery but fears what she’ll find at the end.

If it’s for you, feel free to add it to your Goodreads list. 🙂 Go ahead. I don’t mind.

Amazon is still doing the 1/2 price thing on Shadow Cat. I don’t know why since I can’t find it listed anywhere for $1.99. All I can say is, why pay full price when you don’t have to?.

0 thoughts on “Working Wednesday #6

  1. Holly Cow, Reena, that’s a lot of editing to try to get done per week! Good luck!

    Good work on your reading challenge. I’m working toward 100 books this year and am somewhere around the 50 mark so feel like I’m on track.

    Congrats on Control Freak. I Loved You First sounds amazing and I’m looking forward to reading it 🙂

    BTW, you’ve been tagged! 😉 See my blog for details. Playing is optional, of course, don’t feel obligated.

  2. I didn’t realize how crazy my goals were until I failed them. 🙂 I think 5 scenes is doable. Sometimes it’s easy to push writing/editing off as a hobby. It’s supposed to be my full-time job (along with being a SAHM). Imagine if I went to work one day and kicked up my feet and told my boss, “I think I’ll play Spider Solitaire this afternoon instead of making those software changes finance requested last week.” Nah… don’t think it’ll fly. haha

    50 is ahead of the game. If my basic math skills are right, you shouldn’t be at 50 until the end of next month. Great job!

    I checked out your tag post. 🙂 I’ll have to see what I can do.

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