We went on a family adventure to Fogo Island yesterday. I’ll have more pictures and stuff tomorrow, but for now I just have to share one thing.
I found the party closet.
Tell me that doesn’t sound like a good time right there. It’s on the ferry between Farewell and Change Islands/Fogo. If this is everything you’ve ever wanted out of life, YOU’RE WELCOME.
(And guys? It’s not flame-resistant apparel. It’s a FIREMAN’S OUTFIT.)
Things are going well with my little schedule plan. Sort of. I’m doing really well with the whole “get up early” part. It’s just the “get right to work” thing that’s making me stumble.
I keep getting distracted by the “checking sales and rankings” thing and the “should I be doing some kind of promotion” thing and the “I wonder what my friends are up to on Facebook OMG THAT’S SO WACKY” thing.
I’ll get there. I will.
I’m making progress on Torn, and it’s SO much more epic than the last draft was. I kind of dropped the ball on a romance sub-plot in drafts one and two, and that’s really blossoming now. I’ve figured out a few things that smooth out rough patches in the plot, I’m taking characters to places they’re not too happy about, and I’ve got a whole lot of surprises for anyone who loved Bound.
I’m so excited!
Speaking of Bound, the book in the #1 position had the decency to run out of time for new release eligibility*, so Bound is (at the time of this posting) the #1 Hot New Release in Amazon’s YA Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery category! It’s on the charts in a few others, but that’s my big, happy excitement for the day. I also woke up to a beautifully written review, so that was WICKED GOOD.
Mini-goals for this week: Finish up this one character’s scenes, move on to Aren’s (which should be my biggest challenge, because DUDE. Ugh. I love him, but this is a tough story to balance in terms of not letting him get too emo). Contact a few book reviewers if I can get my nerve up. Get on that blog post for tomorrow. Maybe do a few more promo pics, though I’m not sure how much good they actually do. Finish reading last week’s WIPpet Wednesday posts. Read other blogs.
But the priority is writing.
And also housework.
*I’m pretty sure it was out-selling my book by 10 to 1, so this really was the only way I was going to get there.
July 13th, 2014 at 4:36 pm
Woop woop #1!! *does happy dance*. That’s so fantastic! Congratulations!
I sympathise with the icky housework thing, although I’ve been freed from such responsibility by travel!
I also struggle with the whole ‘wake up early and get straight to work’ thing. I woke up at 7:30 this morning (late for me recently thanks to the UK time change) and just lay in bed messaging boyf until 9. Sigh.
July 14th, 2014 at 10:26 am
I usually just lie there and daydream. I wish I could say it’s at least somewhat productive, but my mind wanders far too easily for me to call it plotting. 🙂
July 14th, 2014 at 6:37 pm
I’m the same! I may start off thinking about my novel, but before I know it I’m distracted!
July 14th, 2014 at 11:08 am
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July 14th, 2014 at 11:35 am
Haha that sign is awesome. Actually it wouldn’t be out of place in Hong Kong, lots of stuff get lost in translation and they come up with the most hilarious signs! Not sure what Canada’s excuse is though 😉
July 14th, 2014 at 11:36 am
I assume this is where they go if there’s a fire that needs to be dealt with… that just wasn’t my first thought, for some reason. 🙂
July 14th, 2014 at 11:42 am
I reckon that’s also where bachelorette parties go to if they need to get the party started 😉 Different kind of emergency I guess!
July 14th, 2014 at 11:46 am
THIS was more along the lines of what I was thinking…