I had an awesome time at the very last UtopiaCon! Yes, I said the last one. I’m sad to see it end, but I’m very grateful for Janet Wallace! She created an event that happened people like me (and tons of others) find our goals, our souls. Without Utopia I would not be the published author I am today.
Warning… I didn’t get a lot done last week with my mind on Nashville. Let’s see what I did accomplish.
1) LAST WEEK’S GOALS:
It’s a short work week! I have UtopiaCon (the final one!) in Nashville on Thursday. My plans took a major change and now it’s going to be a family event. We’re spending a little more money than we planned, but I get to have a mini-vacation with my family before the minion returns to college. It’s something we haven’t done in a very long time.
If time permits:
*Write chapters 20-22 of Delivering Sin. I only finished Chapter 20.
*Begin edits on Rebel: the Alliance Chronicles, Book 4. Done.
2) THIS WEEK’S GOALS:
*Start prepping for Once Upon A Book signing! I need to look at things to order, plane ticket, etc.
*Prepare HTML for Blessed Hearts Release Day.
*Upload final copy of Blessed Hearts to CreateSpace and KDP.
*Work on draft for Delivering Sin. Goal is to finish it!
3) A FAVORITE LINE OR PASSAGE FROM MY STORY THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED:
So I read Blessed Hearts on the way to Nashville. My physical proof showed up earlier than anticipated. I love this book. It’s been very helpful to have it in my hands for that last read-through. I plan on doing this with all future books.
Here’s a passage that I enjoyed:
My life was miserable without her in it. She’s the breath of sunshine, the light to my darkness. Qadira chases away my personal demons, making me feel part of something bigger than myself. The female shattered every belief I clung to as an incubus. Bottom line? I’m only good if we’re together. [Cash Martin, Blessed Hearts]
Don’t you just love that?
4) THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED LAST WEEK:
Keeping my excitement down! Seriously people. I looked forward to going to Utopia and seeing my book family. I needed time to recharge and just hang out. When my family decided to make it a mini-vacay, I got even more excited.
5) SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP:
I love how the world of Falls Creek lends itself to more stories. Who knows if there won’t be more than four stories centered in my little town.
How I’m feeding my soul this week…
In all honesty, I’m not sure. There are plenty of books waiting on my shelves and on my Kindle app. I just don’t know which one will get my attention this week.
That’s all for now.