Weekly word count: none but I got the line edits finished and back in to the editor for the next round.
It's a big week coming up for me. From the 16th to the 20th, I have Revelations on sale in the U.S. and U.K., and I'm running a giveaway for a $25 Amazon card. And on January 17th, I get to share my cover with everyone.
But I have to admit, the thing I'm looking forward to most is getting back to writing. I've got scenes for book four floating through my head that are desperate to get out.
I've been trying to spend some more time with my boys. After the stress of the holidays, I feel like I've spent more time correcting than connecting. I took my oldest son to an orchestral concert of eighties' music (he adores Madonna, Bon Jovi, classic Michael Jackson, Toto, Phil Collins and all those great hairbands and power ballads). I went with my younger son to the Ottawa Museum of History because he's into nature, geology and science. It's nice to have some non-pressure time to have fun. It's too easy to get caught up in work, work, work and only have a break in doing different work.
I always feel better when I'm writing. All of the other work to put out a book is necessary, but it's the writing which feeds my soul. The same with my family. There's a lot of work in being a parent, but it's the special moments which keep me going.