May is over, June is here. It’s time for an update!
Get Blog Tour ready (DONE!)
Read one writing book (Failed)
He Hideth My Soul edit #1 and send to beta-readers (DONE)
He Leadeth Me rough draft finished (Failed)
All the Way final edits (DONE!)
Publish All the Way(DON!)
Total word count goal: 30,000 (Half-done)
Obviously, I didn’t quite get as much done as I intended, but most of my May was spent helping get our kitchen remodeled. And it’s still going on, so June’s goals are getting scaled down a little more than I would like, too.
First, pictures of the kitchen:
He Hideth My Soul edits #2 and #3
He Leadeth Me rough draft finished and type up done
I need some questions and fast (thus the second post in one day). I have a character interview I want to do for my main character of my soon-to-be-released book, “All the Way My Savior Leads.” Is there anything you would like to ask Henry Salisbury? If you don’t know the story at all, but have a question that could still apply to any character of any Historical Fiction book, feel free to chime in.
You can either comment below, email me, or use the contact form to the left.
Here’s the description of the book if that helps at all:
Caroline and I walked out the back door and went into the barn. “What are we going to do?” Caroline asked. “Head out on our own. Saddle Whitey, please.” Caroline’s mouth gaped open. “They’ll find us.” “I know.” Caroline sighed. “What can we do then?” I shook my head. “We can stick together. Always.”
Tragedy stole everything from him … except her …
Three years ago, an illness orphaned Henry and Caroline Salisbury. The harsh years at the orphanage have forged a strong bond between the pair.
But Henry’s about to age out.
He must choose whether to leave his only family behind in relative safety, or take her with him as he pursues dreams of owning a farm. Henry trusts that God has a plan for him, but little does he know that others have plans for him and his younger sister as well. He will need all his faith to find the right path.
Can you believe it’s Fall already? I know I can’t. And now it’s October. And at the end of the month, I have to start saying I’m a different age. One that nobody will believe yet. I keep being told it’s a good thing to look younger than you really are. It just gets rather annoying to have people stare at you in disbelief and question you truthfulness. At 25+ is there really any reason to lie?
Anyway, I’m supposed to be updating you on my goals from September. To refresh your memory, here they are:
August ended up being a busier month than I expected. But it was a good month and I got a lot done.
In August, I orchestrated a couple of blog tours for some clients which was fun and I was thankful for their business. I also finished as much of the rough draft of Savior, Like a Shepherd as I decided to. I wasn’t sure how to write the end, so I left that for the typing up phase which I have been working on the last week. I am now about 3/4ths of the way through that process with the goal of finishing by Saturday so I can send the manuscript to my beta-readers.
I also published my third novella of the summer (and personal favorite), Blessed Assurance. If you haven’t had a chance to see anything about it yet, scroll down to yesterdays post and meet the main character, Adelaide Brown.
Besides some real life things, I think that’s about it for what happened in August. So now I can share with you the exciting news I found out on Wednesday night! Continue reading →
Do you know the Looney Tunes shows with Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd about Rabbit season and Duck Season. Just to refresh your memory:
Well, lately it seems like this is Busy Season and I feel like saying, “SHOOT ME NOW! SHOOT ME NOW!!” It all started on my birthday. Then ten days later with my brother’s birthday, plus a bunch of things in between. Then there’s the book release (LILY OF THE VALLEY WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY!!), Mom’s birthday, Thanksgiving, Dad’s birthday, and other activities in between. And I’m trying to do National Novel Writing Month, amongst all of this. I’ve been pleasantly surprised that I have actually been able to stay ahead in getting my 50,000 words.
Despite all the busyness, I figured I should give my readers a little update instead of just posting blog tours. So, here goes. Continue reading →