Monday, 7 September 2015

Weekly update: August 30 to September 5

Weekly word count: 0
Editing Countdown: 23 of 23 chapters done for Metamorphosis

Despite a discouraging start to last week when I discovered I had not properly set up my Kindle Countdown sale, it actually turned out pretty good since I was able to finish my editing for Metamorphosis and I'm quite proud of the finished product.

It is now off to the editors ahead of schedule, which is nice to be able to say.  It's also nice to be able to say that I will have my daily writing time back starting next week.  (Gotta love Back-To-School)

My first project will be the sequel to Whispers In the Dark.  But I'll also be investigating a new round of promotion for Revelations and Metamorphosis.  I'll have to see if I can afford it, but I'm thinking about doing two blog tours, one for each book.  I'm also inspired by S.M. McEachern's win in the Reader's Choice Favorites and will look for some contests to enter. 

One of my critique partners also suggested a challenge for me which I quite like.  I've been working on my description, trying to create unique and interesting, but still concise ways of describing people.  She suggested that each week I pick a random photo of a celebrity or from a news feed and try to describe them in 10 to 15 words.  The idea is to capture something essential and evocative without wasting time on needless details.

Since my Friday Quote Cards are done for now, I thought this might be a fun project to share, but I need to look into the legality of reposting photos.  I suppose I could sign up for a photo service again, but I'm reluctant to add the expense.  I'll keep you all posted.

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