My goal for this week was small. With 3 days until the release of my first officially published novel, I'm a little busy planning release parties, games, giveaways, and costumes. Something you will not want to miss. As for my wordcount for the week my goal was 2,500. I can usually crack that out in a day, but oh boy, have I mentioned how busy I've been? lol So busy.
So what's my actual wordcount? .... *drumroll please*..... 3,247!!!
Now starting next week I will be posting pictures of my word counts.
Today though, I'm just going to celebrate my wonderful tiny achievement.
*Party over here, Party over there!*
So what I'm learning this week as a brand new, almost published author:
It's hard to find the time to write!
In between release parties, deadlines, social network marketing, planning and organizing events and signings, and least I forget, REAL LIFE as well. Which for me consists of a Flock of 4 children, A husband, a workout schedule, end of the year field trips (I swear they saved them all up for the last month of school), and volunteer work. Along with hikes that were pre-planned, races I already paid for (since I'm apparently a masochist who hates running so why not pay someone money so I can be miserable for a few hours of my day), among other events and today two trips to the hospital. lol The thing is I could quit writing for a while, I could put it aside and say, "right now I don't have time." I wont though. Any more than I'll stop hiking, or hobbling through races, and not just because I'm a masochist. It's because every night when I sleep, I dream of new book ideas. Every day when I'm in the shower I think of new book ideas. Every 90 min drive to the hospital and back, I think of new book ideas. Every time I'm tortoising my way through a 5k I drift off to think of book ideas so I don't focus on the bone splitting pain in my feet and shins. Writing is who I am, it's what I do even when my hands are far from a keyboard or pen.
Even without the extra hours in a day that I desperately need, I will keep on writing.
I am writer- hear me type!
On to more celebrating!!
While I celebrate my WCW win for the week, I will be doing more great planning for the release party. So if you haven't already, click that super fun button above, head on over to facebook and sign up for the Illuminous release party this Saturday. There will be games and prizes and you'll get to meet a handful of other great authors! You and I both know you'll already be checking fb periodically anyways, why not have some fun and prizes!
Speaking of prizes my Publishing house and their imprints are having a huge giveaway, if you purchase Illuminous you can enter for a chance to win a Kindle Fire and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Check out my Author page on Facebook to find all the rules on how to enter.