May 2016 Goals

I think I’ve been posting my monthly goals for at least a year, possibly longer. It helps me stay on track with what I aim to do–especially because I have a tendency to drop everything every so often to chase a plot bunny.

Last month I aimed to:

  1. Finish MAGE & SOURCE revision. CHECK–although I still haven’t figured out how to untangle some major problems with how to tell this particular story, and the thought of having anyone read it still makes me cringe. I shall persevere and trust that solutions will come by taking a break from the story.
  2. Post at least 4 new exercises to my Pilates Blog. CHECK
  3. Blog Post/promote official pub date of The Velocipede Races (APRIL 12!) CHECK, though I admit I’m a little publicity-burned out, so it wasn’t a stellar effort.
  4. Covers/book descriptions CHECK–I can’t wait to reveal the cover for Sterling, which I plan to do…sometime in May.
  5. Possible extra credit goal: Blog post about why I bother to do all this. Nope, no extra credit for me this month.

And my May Goals:

  1. NIGHT QUEEN revision. This is either Book Four or Book Five in Tales of Blood & Light–I’m still figuring out which book should come next. Originally I wrote NQ in 3rd limited, because I thought I was just writing a lengthy flashback for the narrator in ToB&L Book Six. The flashback exploded into its own book, but that means I need to go back and change it into the first-person narration of all the other books in the series. This will be time-consuming, so I’m not going to give myself too many other goals this month.
  2. Post at least 4 new exercises to my Pilates Blog. I don’t think I’ll stick with it if I don’t make it a goal.
  3. Blog Post about SOMETHING. See note in #3 above.
  4. THE BIGGIE: prep STERLING for print! I’m ready to announce that her pub date is JUNE 27th– exactly one year after THE GANTEAN.

Velocipede Races Out Today!

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Today, April 12 is the official publication date of The Velocipede Races, my story of an intrepid young woman who defies the odds to do what she loves.

Race to your local bookstore to request a copy! You can also find the paperback and ebook versions on the websites of major booksellers.

However, if you are ordering on the web, the best way to purchase it is straight from the publisher, Microcosm Publishing. Get it from Microcosm here.

The Goodreads Giveaway is in its final hours but you can still sign up there for a chance to win a signed copy.

April Goals

The first of the month flew by me and I almost forgot to make a goals post. Here it is later, but better than never.

In March my goals were:

  1. Read and Polish Sterling ebook file and send to final readers. Check! It’s currently out being read at this moment. After this read, I’ll edit and send to Beth for it’s final proof.
  2. Line Edit and Global Edit. Check, though I finished the line edit by the skin of my teeth today.
  3. Mage & Source Revision. In progress, and going swimmingly but I’m swimming in very thick, very cold…honey.
  4. Covers. Check! I completed all the covers I was hoping to do, although they could use some fine tuning. Look for the STERLING (Tales of Blood & Light Book Three) cover reveal sometime in MAY.

April Goals:

  1. Finish MAGE & SOURCE revision.
  2. Post at least 4 new exercises to my Pilates Blog (I’ve been remiss as other activities occupied my writing hours.)
  3. Blog Post/promote official pub date of The Velocipede Races (APRIL 12!)
  4. Covers/book descriptions–continue fine tuning official covers for STERLING and teaser cover for MAGE & SOURCE and write and finalize book descriptions.
  5. Possible extra credit goal: Blog post about why I bother to do all this, anyway. It’s something I think about frequently and I’d like to corral those thoughts into essay form. At some point.