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June Goal Update

6841 new words this week, which is a great start to the month! It started out slow but built up as the week went. I’m now in the last 1/3 of the third “The Enigma Watchers” book. Also managed to get about half of the fourth “The Enigma Watchers” book outlined. I’m really hoping to finish that up this coming week, as I need to get writing on it the moment I’m done with the first draft of book 3.

Finished putting in the copyedits of “The Legend of Crazy Uncle George (Salmon Run – Book 8)”. Now need to get busy formatting and publishing the thing. 😛




New Release: When the Skies Fell (The String Weavers – Book 6)

TSW6-350HA return to the one place she should not go.

A band injury forces Kelsey Hale and her team to return to space station Sanctuary, the last remaining Weaver refuge among the multiple Universes. Not a good place to go considering the Weaver Council wants to take away her Weaver band. Kelsey turns the risky visit into an opportunity to learn more about Professor Hadrian’s ultimate plan for his Phoenix Eggs. Only one other person might know: Dr. Rozelle Mallard, his former aide and traveling companion.

Professor Hadrian arrives on Sanctuary to heal his own band injury and he will do anything necessary to keep certain information forever secret. He knows of a way to silence Rozelle while also stealing Kelsey’s Phoenix Eggs. Never mind that it will kill the both of them.

He forgets the Weaver team he is dealing with.
He forgets Kelsey’s determination to never give up.
He forgets what Phoenix Eggs really are.

Join Kelsey Hale in a coming of age science fiction adventure across alternate universes and encounters with alien planets, species and societies. Thrust into a dangerous journey to places she could have never imagined, she is determined to discover the truth of her mysterious past. A truth that will change her life forever.

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Updated: 2015 Writing and Publishing Spreadsheet

Seems like every year I find a glitch in the spreadsheet…

Yep, found one this year. I’ve now uploaded a corrected version on the Writing Freebies page. The automated summaries at the top will now calculate correctly for each month.

Sorry about that!




2015 Writing and Publishing Spreadsheet Available

2015 is here, and that means it’s time to set new writing goals! To help with that, I have updated my “Writing and Publishing Spreadsheet.”

From personal experience, I want to say that even if one does not hit the goal set out at the beginning of the year, any writing is still success. Last year I was aiming for 500,000 words in January of 2014. Then Mother Hen had to have more brain surgery in May. Then she developed hydrocephalus in June. Yeah, that 500k was not going to happen.

So, I dropped my goal for the year to 300,000. Wrote whenever I could, which sometimes wouldn’t bee for weeks. So, what did I get to in 2014?

231,824 new words!

That’s call failing to success. All of those words are a win and a major success!

So, go into 2015 with a goal. Write and revise! View every word forward as a triumph.

All spreadsheets are available on the Writing Freebies page.




Mother Hen Update

An update on Mother Hen is way overdue. Let’s just say that between insurance issues, doctors appointments, and helping to take care of her, there hasn’t been much time for the writing side of life. That includes the blog (thank goodness I have the entire serial scheduled to post automatically until done).

So, we get really good health insurance. What happens? Everyone BUT THE SURGEON takes it. And the surgeon wants all the money up front. No way could that happen. So, we went into yet another holding pattern until Mother Hen turned 65 and got on Medicare. I thought that would fix it.

Um, yeah right.

I won’t go into details, but lets just say that both Medicare and Medicaid did a few strange things that took a bunch of time on phone calls to straighten out. One day I was on the phone for so long that it depleted the battery of my cell phone completely. I think at least 4 hours? That’s way too much time on the phone!

Right now, the surgery is scheduled for this Tuesday. It’s been scheduled and rescheduled so many times that I refuse to believe it will happen until it actually happens.

Mother Hen is nervous, of course. Anyone would be with the prospect of brain surgery. So, we’ve been giving lots of hugs and I-love-you’s. If all goes well, she will have surgery Tuesday morning and be home by Friday.

As for the writing, I’m not going to stress about it right now. Mother Hen needs the attention. I’ll get what I can done and be happy with it. The writing will be there waiting afterwards. 🙂




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Writerly Progress

2015 Yearly New Words
47.15%  188600 of 400000
2015 Yearly Revision Words
9.53%  38100 of 400000

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