Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday's Writing Update: February Goals, Price Change, Free Book

 

Happy Wednesday!

January is almost over. Part I of The Phoenix Prophetess is with my three critique partners. Act I of Starred is with my two new beta readers. "Blind Scribe," short story #1 in Men of Foxwick, is back from CP #2, so I need to make some more changes to it and then send it to CP #3. The only thing I've been unable to finish so far is the first thirteen chapters of The Loveless Princess.

But I do have February's goals:
1. Write "Dragon Spy" from Men of Foxwick. "Dragon Spy" is the second short story in Men of Foxwick. Like "Dragon Seer" in Women of Foxwick, this one will feature a dragon (Kona, this time instead of Attor) and a dragon seer (Harthro, instead of Vesta) as they work to pull one over on Queen Eirwyn of Wintermill.
2. Write The Loveless Princess. I need to finish this novella by the end of February.
3. Edit Act II of Starred and send it to my beta readers.
4. Edit Part II of The Phoenix Prophetess and send it to my critique partners.

I've been thinking quite a bit about pricing my ebooks and such. I've decided to change the price of Women of Foxwick to $0.99. I have also raised the price of Nightmare Ever After to $2.99. For the next few months, I have decided to place Once Upon a December Nightmare to free. So far, Smashwords, iTunes, and Kobo have made the changes. My hope is that Amazon will pick up the price match in the next few weeks. Of course, you can still get Once Upon a December Nightmare and Nightmare Ever After within The Nightmare Collection for $2.99 ($7.95 for print copy).

Oh, it's time to sign up for the A to Z Challenge as well. On my Surrounded by Books Reviews blog, I'll be talking about book series. On this blog, I was going to showcase a short story/novelette prequel to Starred titled Now Starring, but I've changed my mind. Now I'm going to showcase the world of Foxwick.

So what are you up to this week? Have you thought about your February goals?

2013 Stats to Date:
13,245 words written
224 pages edited

27 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

I'm almost positive you said you would be taking things slower this year! :p

Good luck with your February goals - you are totally inspiring me to work harder!

Terri Talley Venters said...

Wow! 13k in a month! You go girl! I'm looking forward to Men of Foxwick =)

Aubrie said...

I like those price changes. I think it's great you are experimenting with the market. You are a great businesswoman!

L.G. Smith said...

I think you do in a month what I do in a year. :)

Sounds good on the pricing, too.

Rachna Chhabria said...

You are working too hard, Cherie. Mine is to revise a MS and work on another one.

Emilyann Girdner said...

You are so inspiring Cherie. I don't think you have to take it slower this year. My motto is to write when the creative juices flow, not when its convenient. Good for you on the goals and accomplishments :)

Catherine Stine said...

You are impressively organized! OMG, it's almost A to Z? Not ready for it. I am pleased that I banged out a 65 page novella in the last two weeks!
Catherine Stine’s Idea City


Mark Noce said...

I like the title, Phoenix Prophetess:) You've got some good goals going:)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You are a writing and editing machine! And two blogs during the Challenge? Whoa...

Nicole said...

Great goals and productivity! I'm hoping to wrap up my edits by the end of Feb.

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

You're amazing- good luck with the goals. And good luck with two blogs during A-Z. So fun to see everyone gearing up for the challenge. I'm excited to be part of it. Best:)

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

I can't wait to read Men of Foxwick. Seriously. I will be buying that day one.

farawayeyes said...

Are you sure you don't have a clone. That is a mighty awesome list of goals. I wish I have your motivation and drive.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Oh Cherie, how do you do it? I need some of your energy and inspiration.

Camille Picott said...

I think it's great that you're experiementing with your pricing. I've been doing a little bit of that myself lately.

Congrats on all the writing!

Camille Picott said...

I think it's great that you're experiementing with your pricing. I've been doing a little bit of that myself lately.

Congrats on all the writing!

Christine Rains said...

Busy, busy! I know you can do it, though. TLP has been in your head for a while now. Brandon hasn't napped today, so nothing has been going on so far today, but I'm almost done all my tour posts.

Cathy Keaton said...

Great goals to set for yourself! I hope your pricing experiments work out for you.

I'm just going to do, in February, what I did in January, hopefully, with no writer's block! :)

M Pax said...

Want to do my manuscript while you're at it? :D Just teasing.

I'm going to put all my books on sale for February. We'll see how that goes.

Trisha said...

Woah, you're kicking arse! Keep it up Cherie :)

Allison said...

Already February? A to Z will be upon us before we know it.

Allison (Geek Banter)

Rachel Morgan said...

Busy, busy as always ;-) I haven't even managed half of what you've done this month! And as for A to Z ... thinking of kinda not officially doing it this year ...

Shannon Lawrence said...

Way to go on the goals you've accomplished thus far, and good luck on your Feb goals. Figuring out pricing sounds stressful. Looking forward to Foxwick in the A-to-Z!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Nicole Zoltack said...

Wow, are you busy!

Medeia Sharif said...

Busy, busy. Good luck with February goals. I'm sure you'll achieve them.

Susan Fields said...

Wow, have you ever been busy! My February goals are to start querying (maybe as early as next week!) and to keep up with all my schoolwork.

Heather Holden said...

So many fantastic goals for February! Trying to do that much in a single month would overwhelm me, but I've been reading your blog long enough to realize how superhuman you are, so I have no doubt you can accomplish them all!