Recharging, Celebrating, and Re-Focusing

Life has continued to be a whirlwind of activity, but some of the things that have been keeping me busy have settled down now. Our friends are back at home and doing well, my brother’s dog is back home too, and my book signing went pretty well. I only sold a couple of books, but I gave away quite a few promotional bookmarks, got some folks signed up for my newsletter, and I now have copies of both books in the shop where the signing took place. It’s a wonderful shop, and the owner and I are going to collaborate on a book launch when my next book comes out, hopefully in mid-November. So, yay!

I’m now at 22,325 words on my WIP, and I should have more time to work on it this week. I’m looking forward to that. I want to have the first draft done by the end of the month. I haven’t worked on my newsletter or blogging plans yet, but that’s on the list, too.

Yesterday was my birthday, and I actually got some quiet time to recharge (a must for this introvert), including a lovely walk on the beach in the misty light rain. It felt really good to take the day off (thus the late update here). Tonight I’m celebrating with the extended family, which will be fun.

Here’s my plan for the week:

  • Work on the DSP e-book at least 4 days.
  • Get back on track with my blogging schedule and do some planning for upcoming posts.
  • Devote an hour each day to work on homework for the marketing/biz coaching course I’m taking.
  • Write and send out my monthly Starcat’s Notebook newsletter.

It think it’s do-able, this time. Have a good week, fellow writers!

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