It’s the weekend!
This weekend is a little bit different because I’ve also got Monday half off from the day job (I couldn’t take a whole day unfortunately). Looking at the bright side, that means an extra four hours of time I can devote to my author biz, which is great because I am SO behind (according to me).
The main focus of my weekend will be editing and ebook testing. I have perfect storm of sorts brewing, because I have three books in the editing/ebook testing phases and another book I’m trying to finish up so I can send to my editor. I’m going to drop some truth here: this week was awful for me. Day job was incredibly stressful and my health wasn’t the best, so I didn’t get anything done writing/editing/testing-wise. If you’ve caught the blog this week, you’ll know I did finish up some book covers and I did cover reveals for Rush (Seaside Valleria 1) and Ripple (Seaside Valleria 2). I’m so pleased with how they turned out, and that I was able to cross those off my to-do list.
Because I have some unexpected houseguests coming soon, too, I really need to micro-plan out my next two weeks. Though I’ve got some time before they arrive, I want to finish up ALL of the following things on my list so I have time to clean the disaster that is my house right now (whenever I get into a crunch time author-wise, I basically ignore how my house looks – anybody else do that?). So, the things on this list are really my need-to-dos for the next two weeks.
Rush (Seaside Valleria 1). Test the ebook. I haven’t had a chance to do this yet, but I definitely need to start on this over this weekend. Once I’ve made any changes and re-tested, it will be time to get the pre-order up for sale!
Ripple (Seaside Valleria 2). Make the final edits, create the ebook, and test it. Then it will be time to get the pre-order up for this as well!
Seaside Valleria 3. WRITE. I’m not as far into the book as I’d like, so I really need to get some writing done. This draft to my editor needs to be finished in two weeks.
Royals 10. I should get this back from my copyeditor this weekend. Then it will be time to make the final edits, create/test the ebook, and get this up for pre-order, too.
That’s right – I’m hoping to get THREE books finished and up for pre-order in the next two weeks (eep!) and finish up a FOURTH book for my editor. Ambitious goals definitely (especially when I take into account the day job and all the current madness going on there), but I’m using the royal wedding as my incentive – if I finish everything up, then I can relax and watch the royal wedding. I’ve built a few weeks break into my schedule after that, so I won’t be writing a new book in that time (my muse wants a vacation and so do I!) so my author schedule will definitely calm down, if not the rest of my life.
Can I finish it all? You’ll just have tune into the blog and find out.
Anybody else have a crazy weekend or few weeks coming up? How do you handle stressful times? Comment on this post and let me know!
This is Post 33 of 100 as part of the #100DaysofMKAuthorLife.