Boat Rides and Blog Posts

ROW80 check-in
This is one of those weeks when life just won’t allow me to get to my WIP. Sigh. Today, for example, we rose early, ate a quick breakfast, walked the dogs, cleaned up and raced for the ferry dock. We caught the last morning boat.
This trip could not be postponed as we were standing up for friends at their wedding. Although this was a small civil ceremony, I have never seen a more excited bride. This girl is the ultimate tomboy. Today she was in a dress for the second time in her life. She actually lasted until we got back to the house before she switched back into jeans. J
Ok, that’s my excuse for being late with my check-in. So, on with the show.

Goals.
One: Write something at least five times or more each week.
I got this one so far. Managed a book review on the boat this morning and a blog post on the way back tonight.
Two: Write a minimum of 2500 on my WIP words each week.
Only managed about half here. It will be next week before I really get caught up on the poor neglected WIP
Three: Publish at least six new novels in 2012.
I got this one. On Monday I published the fifth book in the St. John’s Series of romances. It is available on Amazon and Smashwords, so get ‘em while they’re hot!

Four: Read and review six or more first novels by new authors. (I don’t give bad reviews, so don’t panic, I’m friendly, honest. J
I finished reading Rojuun by John H. Carol. I will review it on this blog tomorrow or Friday.
You can find it here.

Five: do more to be supportive of new and struggling writers.
I’m all set to start a new book, but haven’t decided which one yet. I’ll let you know on Sunday.
Six: Publish a small collection of erotic short stories. Hey, I’ve been around for over sixty years, and this one is on my bucket list. I will make it happen in 2012.
This has gone on hold until Amazon and or Smashwords arrive at some sensible guidelines. I may seek another on line publisher for this project. For now, this is on the back burner.
Ok, that’s about it for today folks. How is it going for you? Did you hit your targets? Let me know how it went for you.

14 thoughts on “Boat Rides and Blog Posts”

  1. alicamckennajohnson.comalicamckennajohnson.com

    Good for you- some weeks are just more challenging then others.
    I forgot to update- but goals are going well- I've written 1000 words ever day and have checked out several review sites. Are you looking for submissions for reviewing or do you hunt down your own stuff? If you're looking I'd like to offer my book up to be reviewed.

  2. Emma BurcartEmma Burcart

    I feel like I learned a similar lesson this week: I can only get done what I get done. Sometimes we just have to give ourselves a break.

  3. Charis MaloyCharis Maloy

    I feel for your friend! My sister's bridal party laughed at me when I wore shorts under my dress. My sisters were not surprised, it was a sign of affection that I even wore the dress and my family knew it. It was an outdoor summertime wedding and the ENTIRE bridal party was wishing they had followed my lead as the sun heated them up! It was too funny.

    Congratulations for your friends, and to you for being important enough to stand with them. I have faith that you will catch up your goals, you always do. Have a good week. I will check back at the end of the week when my insanity mellows out some.

  4. April PlummerApril Plummer

    Yup, some days, weeks, months, etc, are more difficult than others. It happens. It seems as though you've still accomplished quite a bit though! Congrats on the romances!

  5. Karen McFarlandKaren McFarland

    Sorry Prudence for not making it by until today. Hubby and I took the afternoon yesterday and spent some time together and then wound up in a meeting with his attorney. Err. It's not been fun. But you seem to be having a good week. You've had some things come up as we all do and you're getting some writing done. Kudos to you girl! You're making lemonade out of Lemons!Sorry, I just couldn't help myself. LOL! 🙂

  6. Supreme ChancellorSupreme Chancellor

    I think I've been having one of those months, lol! I have definitely fallen behind on writing, socializing, and having fun.

    A wedding, huh? I always dread getting wedding invitations, (or invitations to anything else that is social, I guess). I'm glad the bride had so much fun.

    Even on a crazy week, you seem to manage quite well. I hope you have some tranquil weeks ahead of you, with plenty of time to write! And by the way, Gudrun was AWESOME! I like reviewing on Amazon a lot more than Smashwords, because it's mostly authors who use Smashwords, while Amazon has everybody. I get about a hundred times more downloads from my books on Amazon, so I cannot wait to see how yours do.

    Have a great weekend!

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