Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Writing Update: May Goals

 

Happy Wednesday!

I'm sure April has been a busy month for a lot of us. I've been proofreading Reborn and writing in a few stories. Writing multiple stories at once this month has reminded me that I work better if I focus on writing just one story. I can edit multiple stories much better than I can write them, so that has changed up my goals a bit.

Here are May's goals:
  • Format and publish Reborn. The official release date for Reborn is May 23, exactly one month away. I hope to format and publish Reborn before then, so I can get purchase links to bloggers helping in my blog tour.
  • Finish blog tour posts for Reborn. The blog tour runs from May 23 - June 23. I still have some interview questions to answer and guest posts to write before then.
  • Continue writing in Repledged. You haven't really heard of this title yet, but let's just say I've decided to make things right for a character. You'll learn more in May's IWSG post. I hope to finish Repledged, a prequel novella from The Fate Challenges' world, in May.
  • Write Remarked. A novella told from Liam's point of view, Remarked is #1.5 in The Fate Challenges. As soon as Repledged is with alpha #1, I'll be working on Remarked again.
Of course, my main goals revolve around Reborn, since it'll be coming out first. Then, the rest of the time will go back into writing.

This month I finally finished drawing my maps for The Fate Challenges too.



And I got my print proof from Createspace on Monday. Isn't it lovely?



What are your May goals?

2014 Stats 
19,198 Words Written
1058 Pages Edited
*Stats taken from 1/1/14-4/22/14 



 

Although I'm not participating in A-Z on this blog, we authors at Untethered Realms are talking about fantastical creatures. Be sure to stop by! And I have a special guest post next Wednesday, April 30th from Nicole Zoltack. She'll be talking about her top ten villains!

27 comments:

  1. Wow you've been busy. Good luck with getting everything done and the release. Such a shame I didn't know about the blog tour. Would have loved to help spread the word.

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  2. That copy looks nice! One more month.

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  3. It looks like May is shaping up to be an equally busy month.

    Great over, very eye catching.

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  4. Yay maps!! :D also I should stop stalking your covers... but they're so pretty!

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  5. Good luck with your goals. The maps look awesome.

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  6. Your proof copy is beautiful! You have a busy month ahead- but I know you will get done what you need to get done. I am always amazed by how much you do.

    Best of luck with getting everything ready for Reborn.

    Love the maps!
    ~Jess

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  7. That is so exciting! I was glad to get to be apart of an earlier read, it made me even more excited for the book.

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  8. Awesome goals. My goal is to get you and a few others their questions soon. Excited for you!

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  9. Good luck with your goals Cherie. My May goal is to finish the first draft of my current WIP.

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  10. You're moving right along. And it looks like May is going to see you move even farther! Good for you. I'm thinking about taking some time away in May. Have to put some of my goals down first and see how I can work a break around those.

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  11. Oh- and let us know if you want us to help spread the word on our Author Tracker Blog. We can put up a guest post, cover reveal, or whatever else we can do help. :)
    ~Jess
    haightjess at gmail dot com

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  12. Great goals! I can't wait to read the next ones. My goal for May is to get a query all shiny and perfect to send them out by the end of the month for OBaS.

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  13. Good luck with the goals! By the way all of it sound awesome!

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  14. You're freaking me out with the May thing. Your book is gorgeous! My goal is to finish the first draft of The Initiate.

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  15. That is a great cover, good luck with everything.

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  16. Congrats on everything! You are doing great. Love the cover! Keep going. (P.S.) You have an email coming your way. :)

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  17. Those maps look really great! So does the print proof copy. Is Createspace really a good way to go for print books? I've not really liked the print paperbacks I've seen.

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  18. Your work is incredible, as in five-stars out of five stars. There's no corner in my mind that looks at either your maps, writing, editing, covers, etc. and doesn't think "This author is a huge name like George R.R. Martin!" I know you do it all yourself, and my jaw just hangs open at your incredible professionalism and attention-to-detail.

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  19. Your maps look fantastic! Even though I'm an artist, I can never imagine drawing something like that... (I'm much more comfortable with characters, heh.)

    Also, good luck with all your May goals! The Reborn blog tour will no doubt be fun... :)

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  20. Beautiful maps! Mine don't look half as good . . . which is why they won't be in my books, but just used as a reference.
    Looking forward to Reborn!

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  21. I really like how the names of your novels fit together. And I LOVE those cool maps!

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  22. Very cool maps, Cherie, and a fine-lookin' hard copy. I too do better writing one story at a time, and on novel-length manuscripts, I do better editing the same way. I have to stay in the minds of those characters until the drafts are done.

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  23. Ah, that proof looks amazing! April has been crazy busy for sure. It sounds like you've been productive though!

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  24. Your book is beautiful and I'm always impressed by your goals.

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  25. Good luck with everything you have to do this month! I think I've told you this before, but I really like the cover of Reborn. And it's so creative how you named all the books in your series.

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  26. Go girl, you are busy! Found you on Alex's blog. Good luck with your goals! I have one right now. Get this wip in the bag...

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