Thursday, October 10, 2013

What I've been up to...

I've been on a mad dash to complete my Holiday Novella this month, and I got it live on Amazon, B and N, and Smashwords yesterday.  YAY!!!  You want to see the cover?  Here it is...




I put Falling for Grace on a back burner, even though it's ready, because I've got some stuff that I have to do with my family over the next few months.  Getting the novella published now, and waiting  or Falling for Grace will give me several months to get the fam situated.  See, we're moving.  We've had this other house for several months, but it needs a lot of work done before we can move into it.  Somehow, the lion's share of  that has fallen on my shoulders, since I don't "have a job."  We've just had a cold snap, reminding me that I don't want to spend another winter in this dump.  So I'll be painting the rest of October in the new house.  I'm hoping to still have time  to  write and promote, but I won't be doing it 60+ hours a week like I have been.

So, I got the novella published, and if this moving/house fixing up business takes longer than I'm anticipating (like things always have a tendency to do), I have a book to put up in 90 days, give or take.  In the meantime, I'm hoping to still have time to work on some of the other projects I've gotten started.  I have three rough drafts to work on revisions for, as well as another one or two swimming around in my head.  I figure they'll be perfect to think about while I paint my new house.

And I'm thinking about actually paying somebody to work up a blog tour for me for the Holiday novella.  If I can get that done for a reasonable price, I should be able to rest a little easier.  Especially since spending so many hours on promotion for a book that I'm making .30 can be disheartening at times.  But it's all part of the game, and I've got to take a break from the game to do some family stuff.

I'll still keep up with my blog, just won't be able to do it every day.  I'll still be on facebook more than necessary (Like my page:  www.facebook.com/anneconleyauthor).  And I'll still have my laptop under my arm everywhere I go.  Only now, my laptop will more than likely have paint splatters on it.

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