Getting much done today. Granddaughter is back. I had two weeks’ break after breaking my toe. My foot is still bruised and I’m sure I tore the flange too, because it still hurts to walk or wear shoes or not wear shoes.
That’s the problem with tearing tissue. It hurts for longer.
Did you know that polar bears don’t hibernate? When I began writing my polar bear shifter series, I found that out. All these years and I didn’t know it!
Okay, so finished proofing of Legend of the White Wolf and sent it in. I’ll be working on Red Wolf Christmas today, once I return from running errands. I’m also reworking a romantic suspense I wrote some years ago–before cell phones! It might be the next cougar book. I’ll have to see. Anyway, I’ve got to run.
Because I work at home, I don’t usually get out until most of the work traffic and school traffic has gone, but I have a vet appointment at 7:15… so….
I was running everywhere yesterday, so never managed to get my blog done. Today…still working on Red Wolf Christmas edits. I took out 5,000 words, it was way over anyway, but I’ve already added back 2,000 words.
I keep thinking and rethinking things. So making some more changes. Need to write quite a bit more. I’m on chapter 26 of 28 chapters, but I feel I’ll never get this done.
And then I have to jump on proofing of Legend of the White Wolf. I had planned to have Red Wolf Christmas done yesterday. Sigh. I have to have both of these done before my granddaughter is here again on Wednesday!
Okay, off to work. Follow your dreams! Mine is: getting these two books finished so I can work on two other books I want to finish writing.
I’m in limbo now. I love it when I can do what I want. On the other hand, I’m not sure which direction I should take. And then I’ll have to start working on the contracted books again. I need to write another Highland book. I have a cover. I just need to write the story.
I just picked up yet ANOTHER cover for a fae book, and I started writing on it last night. Angel Fae.
If it takes off, I’ll finish it, but I have a ton of other stories I’ve started that I’d love to finish. And stories I need to revise that are finished. But when I mean I have to revise them, I mean majorly. Sometimes it’s easier writing a new story. But some of my best selling books have been revisions of earlier stories. So I’m not giving up on them!
I’ve been getting caught up on cleaning. Another 3:30 am wake up. Ugh. And I need to finish 3 bears and ship them, so I’m working on one of them this morning too.
So I’m in…limbo. Where will my muse take me today? Wake. Up. Muse.
*sigh* Maybe I will be museless today and just do my own thing without her.
I was excited to sell three more books to my publisher: a Highland Wolf book, Red Wolf book, and another Wolff Brothers Wolf book (Silver Town Wolves). Now I have to write them. They’ll be coming out in 2021. The books for next year are all written. Yay!
And I’m nearing the end of writing Cougar Halloween Mischief. I’m just working on the Halloween party, wrapping up loose ends and adding some more character details and it will be off to beta readers.
And my publisher sold the audiobook rights to the Wolff Brothers book: You Had Me at Wolf, coming out in February! Yay!
Shoulder was killing me again at 4 am, so got up and exercised it. Teach it to keep me awake, so I put it through its torturous routine. My gel pack heating pad broke. So need to make a rice one, but no rice.
Now I’m off to do edits and then get back to writing the novella.
So I finished proofing the 3 books that I have my rights back to, formatted them for ebook, and began to upload them for publishing last night and this morning.
Amazon-done! Kobo-done! Google Books–done! Barnes and Noble–done!
I think that’s all but Ibooks, which I always have a keychain problem on and so I have to wait until next week to get them to help me fix it. I tried. I just have to do this and this and this and this, which is fine. I can follow directions. Except the second “this” doesn’t exist.
And Smashwords, which still shows the titles as belonging to my publisher, therefore I have to wait until next week to hear their verdict before I can upload them.
It will take a while for the ebooks to show up on the various sites and once they do, I’ll have to update all my weblinks everywhere.
Now, it’s time to format them all for print. The hardest part. Redo the cover for print. The even harder part. Though it appears the format for print isn’t working out too badly this morning. Maybe I’ve finally got my rhythm on it. Or not.
Since it’s only 75 degrees this morning, I was out tugging away at weeds and a dead tree. I need to remove another, but because of the issues with my shoulder, I might wait until next weekend to do that one. I removed the other one a little earlier in the week.
I had thought about putting off the print so I could get started on the Halloween story, but I’d rather get this done and out of the way.
All right, I’m back to work! Hope your day is GLITCH-FREE!
At least when I visited The International Wolf Center, Axel was showing all the signs of being in charge. He’s two years old here last year and Aidan, who had been the alpha, was eight, and ready to give up the position.
Okay, my granddaughter’s on the way and I’m trying to finish up the last 22 pages of the book. I need to dedicate all three of them to different readers. I’ll do that when I’m done proofing. And I have another promo project my publisher sent me, so I need to get that done this weekend. Plus the two bears!
Red Wolf Christmas is done and turned in and that’s magic! I also had to do a promo blog, and it’s done. So the rest of the evening I worked on a book I got the rights back to and just proofing it before I publish it. Hopefully, I’ll finish proofing it today. That’s for Winning the Highlander’s Heart.
I was also playing around with a story idea for Halloween, a cougar novel.
For now? I have to feed my furry piranhas and then I’m back to the Highlander. I’m making some progress on my shoulder at therapy and at home. Yay! And that’s magic too!