Greetings and salutations to all!!! Welcome back to Weekly Update!!!
So BIG NEWS first… After careful reflection and thought, I have decided not to hold a Bistro Live Write in November. I made this decision for one major reason: NaNoWriMo. Firstly, I’m going to be doing it, and I have quite a goal of words and content set to complete, and I really need to focus every spare moment I have on reaching my goals. I’m set to finish Kate Gardener Mysteries #6 (including getting blurb and other goodies ready for promotion), plus I aim to write four short stories in an historical fantasy serial I’m developing… and (very) possibly a KGM Christmas short. I also have another venture, which I’ll fill everyone in on as it develops, and I want to be able to get that ball rolling, too. So, yeah, way busy, and it takes time to set up an event, book authors, create graphics, and promote. And that’s another reason I’m not going to have one this coming month… Because of NaNo, and the approaching Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, it can be really difficult to book authors and pull an audience. Even book releases can be difficult to, well, sell, during the month. So, after running it by a couple of people, I’ve decided not to do it. Bistro Live Writes will be back in December for some holiday fun!
As I said, loads of writing going on… I’m currently finishing up an historical fantasy story that is top secret, hush-hush, say no more *winks*, and hope to meet the deadline I set for myself of October 30th. I only have a wee bit to write, so that goal is in the bag. Then it’s on to the Siege of November, aka NaNo, and the wealth of words required every day… Minimum 2166/ day… probably doesn’t seem like a lot for most writers out there, but for me, to consistently hit that and stay on schedule, will be a challenge… But it’s one I’m ready to meet and conquer!!! So, other than a couple of events I’ve already committed to, and my daily posts and shares, I’ll probably be quite scarce here.
Events this week…
I’ll be swinging by S. Meachen’s THE WARD reader group on Wednesday, Halloween Night, for an hour TO at 7PM EST.
October 29th-October 31st
The ENTIRE Bloodline Series will be FREE on Amazon… Yep, that’s right, FREE. So go grab copies your missing, or the whole thing if you haven’t yet. The whole series is also available through Kindle Unlimited, so if you use it please check it out.
I had the honor of being part of a spectacular anthology, and it just dropped on Friday… Words to Dream By is an adult bedtime story anthology featuring some of the top indie writers in the community. 18 different genres, and all the stories are small enough to read in one sitting, or just before bed, or while relaxing in the bath… Whatever you like!!! It’s available on Amazon and all major book platforms, so check it out and get your copy today.
Aaaaaaand, that’s all folks!!! See you back here next week for another edition of Weekly Update… Hopefully I’ll have some words to share with you as I begin the NaNo journey. Until then, Peace, Love & Muchness to all!!!