It’s the end of August and pumpkin everything is out I can’t wait for cooler weather, and Christmas will be here before you know it. So, the question is what did I do in August and What Am I going to do in September.
The month of August has been busy for me. On a personal note, I am taking some adult education classes to help me in my writing and publishing career. These classes are online and offered through my Library they’re wonderful remedial, but good. I am specifically taking Romance Writing, Self Publishing, and Speed Reading. All three classes are great.
In August, I discovered that there has been another romance novel with the same nameas “Lucy’s Choice” published recently. So, I have decided to change the name of my novel and will keep it a secret till I do the cover reveal. I had been working on a stand-alone novel about a Jewel thief, and a cop who falls in love with her. That project is about finished, and you can read it for free if you sign up for my newsletter. I’ve started a seven-book Cowboy Romance Series. The series is called the Thomson Family Ranch. It’s about a large family that lives in Colorado and each book tells the story of one of the children falling in love.
The first story is about Lisa who is new in town, and the kindergarten teacher to Chloe Joseph Thomson’s daughter. Joseph (a widower) and Lisa meet under not-so-friendly terms, but grow to respect each other’s strengths and then fall in love overcoming obstacles some of their own makings. Joseph drinks with the town crazy woman, and turns her down for sex hurts her feelings the woman scorned vows revenge.
Also, in August I completed the developmental edits on the novel that shall for a little while longer remain nameless. And sent it off to be copy-edited It will be back tomorrow for me to work on.
September is a busy month I need to finish the book I’m working on. I need to write about 23, 668 words minimum before I can say finished. Then I can go back and do edits on the nameless novel, so in October it can be proofread. For all the novels I work on I have great Spotify playlists. I want to learn how to share those files. I want to hire someone to design the inside of my book and format it and get it ready for publication on Amazon, IngrahmSparks, and Smash Words. I need to come with a marketing plan for my novels. Something that is not going to make me feel slimy. Like I said September is going to be a busy thinking month.
Some general things that I know are coming down the pike. I will be doing a redesign of the website in January that’ll be fun. Who knows it could mean that the blog will look different also I’m not sure yet. Maybe more visual. In the middle of September I add four more adult ed classes Keys to Effective Editing, Write Fiction Like a Pro, Grammar Refresher, and Writing Essentials. My other three classes aren’t over until October so It’ll be scary for a couple of weeks.
There is also the Wine Country Writers Festival that I will be attending virtually it’s a free writers conference and I am excited about it. September 24th and 25th. I encourage you to check it out invest in your writing selves.
That’s everything for now. That’s enough I think. I’ll be busy writing keeping myself out of harm’s way.
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