Week of Insanity

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series ROW 80

#ROW80 is A Round of Words in 80 Days. It’s a quarterly writing challenge where you define your personal goals and blog each week about your progress. It’s made to be flexible and allow for tweaking.

*crawls out of the Meadow of New Releases.

Okay, I’m being silly with that, but whatever!! I haven’t updated since just before Thanksgiving since this last week was both my birthday and the release of a shared-world-series of books. I’ve been busy. Real busy!

First, the surprise Thanksgiving I hosted went off really well. I made brisket, lots of sides and blackberry cobbler from scratch. Everyone went home full and I had leftovers for days that were versatile and yummy. I was also one of those shoppers out on Thanksgiving night, cleaning the stores of their goods. Don’t hate just because I’m 75% done with my shopping!!

Sidney Tattoo Face 300x500My birthday was awesome. I’ll do a longer post about it, but I finally got a new tattoo. Possibly the worst one yet for the consistent amount of pain. My arm still wins for the most painful because 6.5 hours of that shit is something I should not have done. We discussed preliminary stuff for my foot tattoo, which will be done in multiple stages because–hello! Pain!

All of this said, it was a grand week for writing. Let me post my revamped list of goals real quick.

Because of the deadlines of the Good Guys Wear Black and Project Paper Bag books, I took this last week off from my day job. Great idea since I really needed every spare second of time to write. I went into this week of writing crazy with Line of Duty to be edited. I’d finished it just before Thanksgiving in a sudden burst of words. Project Paper Bag was well into the second act, but with a huge chunk still to write. I began the crazy writing Friday and it’s still going today.

Line of Duty is done. Hurray! I mean done-done. The draft is finished. Edits are done. I have a few people reading it, but with the exception of pacing in a few select scenes, I feel good about it.

Project Paper Bag had about 27,000 words written on it. I finished it Friday, and began editing Saturday. I’m around 40 pages into a 200 page manuscript, single spaced, small font. My goal is to be through it in a week to give readers a week to go over it before it’s off to be someone else’s problem. I’m hoping I can actually TELL people about this very, very soon, but I’m not uttering a word until I get the green light.

Winter Realms its hereHow Zombies Stole Christmas is out there!!

I accidentally saw a few reviews for the novella. I don’t like to read reviews. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I know that a wide range of reviews is ultimately good for a book–I just don’t want to read them and let reviews get me second guessing myself. But, the reviews I read were really good and it seems that people really “got” the characters and world.

So far the book is up at these retailers:

All in all, this has been an awesome week. Here’s to the holidays!!
Sidney Sig

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5 thoughts on “Week of Insanity

  1. Gloria Weber says:

    Belated happy birthday. I wish you the best with all your projects. I’m envious of how productive you can be. Even if I took a week just to write, best I’d end up with is 10k. You’re amazing!

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