Monday, June 15, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! (Week 2) and Monday Reads

How I did on last week's goals
I came across Ready. Set. Write! in the middle of last week and immediately signed up, all ready and raring to go. I did it last summer and I remember it keeping me on track of my summer goals. Unfortunately, the few days after that, I barely got a thing done writing-wise. But I'm giving myself a pass since I didn't actually set any goals last week.

My goals for this week
Finish critiquing a CPs MS. Continue revisions on my YA mystery JAR OF HEARTS. Also, my cover reveal is this Thursday so THAT!

A favorite line from my story
Here's my tagline for SWAY, my adult romance/Persuasion retelling coming from Samhain Publishing this winter:

She'd be happy to forget... if the past would just stop hitting replay.

The biggest challenge I faced this week
My mom was here visiting, my three girls had their dance rehearsals and recitals (3 different ones), and my son had a baseball tournament. Plus it was my hubs birthday. So ALL THE THINGS.

Something I love about my WIP
Since my focus is on a couple different manuscripts right now, I'm going to say (yet again) how much I love my cover for SWAY. I'm so excited to reveal it this Thursday!

Monday Reads:

I'm still reading Anne Lamott's BIRD BY BIRD. She hasn't revealed any new and exciting writing advice, but the way she writes is amazing. It's the kind of book where I feel like we're best friends now. ;)

I'm also reading THE LOST HERO by Rick Riordan- the first book in THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS series. As always, love his books.


  1. Glad you decided to join us for RSW! Good luck with those revisions and your other goals. Hope the book release goes well too!

  2. Oh that tagline is totally compelling. Yay for your cover reveal this week! Those are always so much fun :) I've never read BIRD BY BIRD but I did read the story of how she named the book, and even that is enough to keep me pressing forward when I want to quit sometimes!

  3. Ooohhh....cover reveal, that's exciting, can't wait to see it!

    BIRD BY BIRD was the first writer advice book I ever read, after it was assigned to me in college and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I still have my tattered, high-lighted copy around here somewhere :)

    Good luck this week!

  4. So you definitely had a busy week--congrats on getting your writing done. Looking forward to your cover reveal, and congrats on your upcoming books!