Friday, July 1, 2011

Welcome to July!

The first of July starts a month of craziness in my neck of the woods! This month, I have quite a few things happening and goals to meet. I plan to write half a novel. It's the sequel to the book I spent over a year writing. But I figure I've succeeded at NaNo in the past and written a whole book--I can do half in a month, right? Right!?!? O_O

(I should note that half of the book is probably going to be between 50,000 and 60,000 words.)

Next, I'm prepping my book, Confessions from the Realm of the Underworld (Also Known as High School) for publication at the end of the month. I'm waiting to hear back from my editor and from my final beta readers. My illustrator (the most awesome, patient illustrator anyone could ask for) sent me final sketch designs for the cover this morning and is going to start coloring it now. I'm so excited about this. I still have so much more preparation to do for this book and its release in the next couple of weeks.

My hubby starts his new job this week, and my sister is getting married in a week, and there is probably something else I'm missing. I suppose it's good that all of these things are happening when my kids are out of school for the summer, because I don't have to worry about starting up homeschooling again until next month. ;)

Plus, you know, I need to keep up with the blogosphere as much as possible.

What are you all doing this month? Any goals or plans? Vacations? Anything else? What's up in your life?


  1. Wow, busy, busy, busy. When I'm snowed under with stuff to do I fantasise about faking my own kidnapping. A few days off locked in the basement... bliss.

    Moody Writing

  2. Wow - it's quite a busy month for you! Happy writing!

  3. I'm taking two weeks off since I finished (kinda) my current edit and sent the ms on its way to my critique group and a few betas.

    How long before you can reveal the cover?

  4. mood-Ack, my reply went up before I finished! I don't know if I've ever been quite so busy that I'd opt for a basement. Of course, that could be because my imagination conjures up mildew and spiderwebs. ;)


    Donna-Ooh, glad to hear you got your edit finished and sent off! Enjoy your downtime! ^_^ As far as the cover--I'll put it on my blog as soon as my artist finishes coloring it. She's working crazy hard on it. :D

  5. Wow, that is a lot, especially if you have kids running around. Good luck!

  6. lets see, goals for july:
    finish 2nd course for recertification,
    football starts,
    friend visiting us,
    plus more queries and editing and writing...
    not much?
    happy 4th wknd!

  7. Laura, Wow, you are busy! Thanks so much for the encouragement on my book. I am sending it right back at cha! That would be so cool to have the cover almost done.

    Have fun writing!

    The Write Soil

  8. Tonja-Thanks! I'm woefully behind on my writing goal. O_O

    Tara-WOW, you've got a lot going on too! Good luck with all of it!

    Dawn-Thank you, and I hope your book ending is going well!


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