It’s the end of the month and time for another segment of my monthly Wrap Up. This is where I open up about running my business and let you have a sneak peak into the dirty details of a Romance author’s career. I’m covering which projects I’m working on, any set backs or opportunities that come my way, the truth about submissions, and more.
I’m a firm believer in accountability, which is why last October, I’ve started detailing my goals for the next month and wrapping them up at the end. This helps me focus throughout the entire month, especially when I’m answering to my readership and not just myself. Shall we give it a try? For July, my goals included:
- Devote more time to actually writing with a set schedule
- Finish the first draft of the first book in my new romantic suspense series, tentatively titled Rules in Blackmail
- Finish the draft of my free paranormal novella for my newsletter subscribers
And for August, I’m setting out to:
- Finish the draft of my next romantic suspense, Rules in Blackmail
My Primary Project: Writing Category Romance
Okay, well, the past two months I couldn’t even think about opening my laptop to work on…anything. No blog posts. No Twitter or Facebook updates, and definitely no drafting. However, the writing bug hit me last week and I’ve been writing like a mad woman. I’ve taken my laptop with me everywhere. To pick up my husband from work, to the park when I go with my son, even to the splash pad (which was not a good idea), and I actually took it to a wedding where I had three hours to kill between the ceremony and the reception.