May 2020, consisted of two online book signings. It was a pleasure to meet with readers virtually though the webcasts. Books were signed and mailed the day after each event.
The CABIN FEVER ANTHOLOGY is coming along. It is comprised of six authors, romance, and having cabin fever. Look for it to arrive on Amazon in July.
What is NaNoWriMo? It is National Novel Writing Month. Embraced by novelists, authors, and writers. The goal is to write 50,000 words in a story format. Formatting does not matter, genre does not matter, and neither do your typing skills or grammar. This is a goal each person sets for him or herself, and all milestones should be celebrated.
My goal is to write 50,000 words in a new genre. The new to me genre is romance. Romance has a formula and to have a romance novel that means I have to meet the expectations of the industry. To reach the word count is doing what I do already, type 2,000 words a day. My stretch is writing to market and catching all the beats anticipated by the reader and demanded by the publishers.
A lot happened this past month. I celebrated my two youngest daughters’ birthdays, fixed a flat on the RV and headed west. For a more in-depth look at my RV life and its recent challenges visit RoamingRaven.com.
The recovery of the author interviews on the external hard drive, that went swimming in the dog’s water dish, was a 95% recovery. The layering of the video is now in production. Tim Smith’s is in the final stages.
Mountain Bookfest canceled. Since Renee and I had several hard copies of “The Missing Locket” we gave the copies away in exchange for reviews. Ten ARC readers of “The Missing Locket” report, they want more. Yet, they have not left a review on Amazon in exchange for reading the novelette. If it is as good as they tell Renee and me, how will others know unless they leave a review on Amazon? The frustrations of being an author.
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