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Pleasantly In-Between

This past week I was in between any significant work on my major writing projects. Revisions on The Door Is the Key are paused, at least for me, as I wait for my co-author BlackLion to finish his first read-through and commenting. He’s been busy with other projects, but will be putting his focus on it this coming week.

Since I hadn’t yet chosen my new writing project, we sent out a survey to our readers to see what they’d most like to read about next. From a list of five choices, the highest-rated one is “creating and maintaining a daily spiritual practice.” Hmm. This is one that I’d started already and set aside, in part because I wasn’t sure if it would be of interest. I guess it is! So, this week I want to revisit my original outline, read over what I’d written so far, and then go from there.

I’ve stayed pretty organized in terms of my new planning system, and I’ve been checking off smaller projects on my list while I’m in between bigger ones. I wrote another book review for a fellow author, set up a profile for my books on a Pagan networking website, wrote and submitted a guest blog and an article, and started a new resource page for my fellow writers (here on this site – click on Resources for Writers up there at the top of the page to check it out).

Blogging is going well. It’s easier to keep up with posting now that I have a schedule, and I’ve been getting great responses. Guest blogging is on track, too. I’m currently reading Blog to Win Business: How to Enchant Readers and Woo Customers by Henneke Duistermaat, and it has a lot of useful tips on how to write posts that will interest your readers.

My wellness practices are going great, especially yoga and meditation. I’ve been starting my day with it, and it really helps me feel calm and centered. I’m also starting to notice physical changes as I become more flexible once again. I’ve been eating better, and have lost 5 pounds so far – I now have about 30 more to go to reach my ideal weight.

This week will be a busy one, with lots of family social time, so I’m not sure how much work I’ll get done on the new book. But this in-between time is pleasant and I know it won’t last forever. I’ll relax into the process and see what I can accomplish. Have a wonderful week!

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Some Inspiration

I decided that twice a week is too often for me to update my ROW 80 goals. Suffice it to say, if you’re one of my ROW 80 colleagues, that I’ll have a really yummy update for you on Sunday.

In the meantime, here are a couple links I’ve found in the process of researching ethical marketing and promotion.

Tips for creating an online book tour.

Or check out this website if you’d rather pay someone to do it for you.

How to rock your plot. Thank you to Shan for the recommendation – I purchased both Rock Your Plot and Rock Your Revisions and have them waiting for me on my Kindle.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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