Starting a busy week

DAILY: 0 fiction words, 1104 total words, .75 hours toward publishing

I’m getting ready to start a week where everything is not the same as always. There are additional events to attend and things in the schedule to juggle, and these things make me anxious. I’ll be relieved and back on track sometime after next Thursday.

That’s a long time to be on edge.

Surprisingly, the past week went well for words. I’m going to blame the blog because I wrote considerably more there than in fiction. See yesterday (0 fiction words, 1104 total words, .75 hours toward publishing) as a prime example.

Yesterday itself was productive in that I wrote three blog posts before bed, but not at all because I didn’t get any fiction done. That’s a disappointment – I really like my story. I did get some editing done, working on getting A Brief History‘s ebook formatted. Once that’s done I’ll turn to the print interior, print exterior, then ebook cover. I need the cover blurbs, too. That will probably be the only challenge.

Statblock - week 19

May fiction total: 1,934
April fiction total:
15,814
March fiction total:
 12,576
February fiction total: 9,217
January fiction total: 18,615
2017 fiction total: 58,156

I hope everyone’s Monday is smooth and if not relaxing, at least not anxiety-producing.

A to Z Reflections – #AtoZChallenge

Oh, hai!

I “participated” in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.

Mostly.

And I have opinions on it!

  1. What I wrote in April I had more or less pre-scheduled. I wrote a lot during April, but I had it up and ready to go at least by the day before. That was super helpful, and I intend to do it that way again the next time I participate.
  2. I didn’t comment well on other blogs. As much as I loathe the word “Linky”, the Linky List (for the love of PETE can’t they call it something else?!) was much easier for discovering new blogs. Posting a comment every day didn’t work for me, although it might have if posting a comment on the A to Z Challenge blog had ever worked. (I think Blogger and I have issues.) The thought of going to Facebook or wherever to post a comment just felt too scattered. I tagged every post with #AtoZChallenge and publicized to Twitter, but got little results. Then again, I didn’t comment well on other blogs. So there’s that.
  3. The book I wrote and based April’s challenge on (Space Cats in Space) will be up for sale shortly, this month, and A Brief History of Space Cats, and the Care and Feeding Thereof will be available as a separate book shortly thereafter. In print and ebook. Because WORDS, MY FRIEND. I’M IN LOVE WITH WORDS.
  4. My friends write the best blogs, but I discovered a new one I love, too. Go check out Anjela Curtis and her entries. They were lovely.

That’s all I have. Prescheduled, because I’m awesome. 😉