Round 4 Row80 Goals

Round 4 of Row80 is starting. I spent some time thinking about my goals for this round.  This Round ends in December. That means, holiday events may interfere. Best of luck to all.

 

Round 4 Goals 2015:

  1. Start revisions of book 2 in my Dragonfly Mystery Series-
    I’ve completed one read through. It needs lots of work. Goal is to revise/edit the first 100 pages
  2. Send out queries for Dead in the Water-
    Goal is to send out 1 a week.
  3. Plan one new short story
  4. Edit/Revise Mystic Brew It’s being critiqued now
  5. Finish plotting Book 3 in my Dragonfly Mystery Series I have an idea of what’s going to happen. This will be what I write for NaNoWriMo, so I have to do this in October
  6. Participate in NaNoWriMo and write 50,000 words
  7. Read 8 books that’s for the whole round 4. You can view my October reading list here.
  8. Be a good human and socialize online Goal- leave 3 comments a week on Row80 participants and other media
  9. Be a good Baptist and join a Wednesday night group- Seriously, left to my own devices I would be a hermit!
  10. Finish my daughter’s bedroom- At the moment my girls share a room. I fear they may soon kill each other, so it’s time to move daughter #1 into her own room. Which means giving up my sewing room. We have to build a closet/bookshelves/desk and a wall. We’ve made a little progress.

Man I need a snack just looking at this list!

What are your goals?

-CK

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Writer- Felicia Rogers

I’m taking a break from writing prompts for a while. I wanted to do something more fun- guest posts!

Today Felicia Rogers is talking about her new book, a contemporary YA paranormal romance.

The Key smallBlurb:

Everyone else has fun in high school, but not Maddie Clevenger, the senior year’s dork. Orphaned and living with her grandmother in the nowhere town of Coal Creek, she keeps her head down, her hair over her eyes, and herself as far away from the cheerleaders as possible… until she bumps into the cute new guy and he literally sends an electrical shock up her arm. Is it possible for a dork to fall in love at first jolt?
Air Force brat Chase Donovan has moved from town to town forever, but now Dad’s retired and promising they’ll stay put for a while, so maybe he can get to know some of the Coal Creek girls. He couldn’t care less about the cheerleaders, but there’s something so vulnerable about Maddie, the shy girl with the beautiful jade eyes. Chase just knows taking care of her is his calling in life… but when bizarre, murderous flying monsters begin stalking her, he wonders if he is the key to solving her problem, and what it will cost him to protect her.

The Key, Secret Defenders, Book 1

How did the idea for The Key come about? Read on…

How should I begin? The Key is a novel with multiple layers. Everything from the names to the descriptions, to the umm, creatures, have double meanings. Some are easy to catch, some are not. But I’m getting ahead of myself. I should probably start at the beginning.

The Key is a Young Adult paranormal romance that was conceived of at my kitchen table over a span of two weeks. Like most novels it started with one thought — a girl who refused to date a guy with an ugly truck. The thought has little to do with the actual plot of the novel, but we all need a spring board, right?

Maddie Clevenger is alone. Her parents have died and she doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere. Coal Creek High is no different. Two months into school and she still doesn’t have a locker. She is basically invisible, at least until two new kids show up. Dougal and Chase. They are as different as night and day. They are like two sides of the same coin. One dark, handsome, and mysterious and the other light, handsome, and well, mysterious.

But you have to understand, Maddie Clevenger isn’t just some random girl without a purpose. She isn’t the class dork as she believes. No, she has a purpose. A purpose that has been passed down. A burden she must bear. Question is, how will she handle it?
Buy links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015I6KL6I
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/key-felicia-rogers/1100076666?ean=2940150894846
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/578255

About Felicia:

Felicia RogersFelicia Rogers is an author of multiple novels and novellas. When she’s not writing, Felicia volunteers with the Girl Scouts of America, teaches at a local homeschooling group, hikes, and spends time with her family.

To find out more information about Felicia Rogers visit the sites below. She loves hearing from her readers.

Website: http://www.feliciarogersauthor.weebly.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FeliciaRogersAuthor
Email: feliciarogersauthor@yahoo.com
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/feliciarogers

 

Cover Reveal- Tales of Christmas in the South

Tales of Christmas in the South

Tales from Christmas in the South - High Resolution

Release Date: October 1, 2015
Blurb: Tales of Christmas in the South, is a collection of three short stories. All three stories reflect different aspects of the holiday season. Enjoy laughter, tears, and the magic of Christmas in one volume.
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Tales of Christmas in the South is available from Amazon. $0.99

Includes the never before published, Miniature Desires. Spinster Ms. Stallworth has a hard time with the modern world. Bombarded with tacky blowup Santas and inconsiderate children, she dreams of being part of the Christmas village she displays each holiday season.
The Christmas Gift, is a bittersweet Christian short story of love and loss. Laurel faces the first Christmas without her husband. In her search for decorations she discovers a gift left by her deceased husband.
What holiday season is complete without fruitcake? The Fruitcake, is a humorous short story about the dreaded holiday classic. Retirement’s not what Robert expected. His wife feeds him twigs and is afraid of mailbox bombs. If that’s not enough a fruitcake shows up on his doorstep. Fruitcakes may be a Southern tradition, but it’s one Robert can do without. Find out how he deals with the holiday classic.
Tales of Christmas in the South is a quick read just in time for the Christmas season.

-CK

 

 

Fall Book Sale

 

Clean Indie Reads is having a Fall Book Sale. I love a book Sale.

The Sale will run from September 23 to September 27.Clean Indie Reads is a group of writers who write flinch-free fiction. Genres include: children’s, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, women’s literature, and more.

Some books are free others are inexpensive. Hurry, this sale won’t last forever.

-CK

Sunday Row80

It’s that time again. I think this is our last Sunday Check-in. Some of my goals will have to move over to the next round. It’s been another busy week. We had a few days of temps in the upper 80s and low humidity. It was wonderful. It didn’t last, we were back up to mid 90s and lots of humidity.  Still waiting for Fall. On with my goals. Be sure to check here and leave a word of encouragement to the other bloggers.

 

  1.  Edit/review 4 chapters of my WIP per day. I must check for head hopping and rushing the scene. I did make progress, but I’m still about 8 chapters behind.
  2. Be more social online. I’ve become a bit of a hermit. Comment on 4 blogs a week. Check.
  3. Critique one story a week on Critique Circle. Not yet. I need to critique one by Wednesday. There’s a new crop up, should be something new to read.
  4. Do the prep work for a new Halloween story stirring around in my brain. I have no clue how to measure that. What kind of trouble can a group of teens get into in a small town on Halloween? Oh, there’s a cranky old lady with the police on speed dial.
  5. Get a post office box so my address doesn’t show up on mail chimp. Not yet.
  6. Participate more on author facebook groups. Stop lurking. Again how do I measure that.  Check.
  7. Write a promotional post for my new release.
  8. Write a guest post for my new release. If anyone is interested in helping read this. Thanks Denise for proofreading.
  9. Have new photos taken for promotion-maybeDone!
  10. Learn to like marketing. HA!
  11. Turn in daily assignments for Story Arc class on time. Today is the last day of class. My brain hurt by the time I finished yesterday’s assignment. I have revisions that need to be made in my WIP and as I get to them in goal #1, I will make the changes. A big part of the ending needs to be rewritten.
  12. Learn the rules to volleyball. My oldest is on the school team and I’m almost clueless. Nada. At this point it’s not happening. The season ends on the 3rd. I did learn some of the rules. I’m just not fluent in volleyball.
  13. Scare my kids with Festus, the stuffed rat. Festus needs help. These kids are a tough bunch.
  14. Decorate for Halloween.  Done!

Row80 Midweek

I’ve had a productive week. Busy but productive. This is the last week of my writing class, I’ve enjoyed it but looking forward to a break. I feel like all I have done is edit/marketing/class. Really want to do some writing. Be sure to click here to visit the other Row80 blogs and leave a word of encouragement. On with the goals.

 

  1.  Edit/review 4 chapters of my WIP per day. I must check for head hopping and rushing the scene. Still behind but I am making progress.
  2. Be more social online. I’ve become a bit of a hermit. Comment on 4 blogs a week. Check.
  3. Critique one story a week on Critique Circle.  Check. I’m even enjoying it. I uploaded one of my short stories to be critiqued.  That’s always fun.
  4. Do the prep work for a new Halloween story stirring around in my brain. I have no clue how to measure that. Mostly just brainstorming.
  5. Get a post office box so my address doesn’t show up on mail chimp. Not yet.
  6. Participate more on author facebook groups. Stop lurking. Again how do I measure that.  Check.
  7. Write a promotional post for my new release. Needs a little polishing.
  8. Write a guest post for my new release. If anyone is interested in helping read this. Again, needs a little polishing.
  9. Have new photos taken for promotion-maybeDone!
  10. Learn to like marketing. HA!
  11. Turn in daily assignments for Story Arc class on time. I’m up to date, but the water is rising fast.
  12. Learn the rules to volleyball. My oldest is on the school team and I’m almost clueless. Nada.
  13. Scare my kids with Festus, the stuffed rat. Festus needs help. Still looking for ideas to scar kids.
  14. Decorate for Halloween.  Done!

There we go. Not a total wash out. How was your week?

-CK

Row80 Sunday 1

It’s the Sunday edition of Row80. Click here to visit the other blogs and leave a word of encouragement.  It’s been a busy week. The girls had volleyball and football games to attend, not to mention clothes shopping. Yuk! I miss the days when I could go to the store alone, pick it out, and they would gladly wear it. Now they have an opinion on everything. It can be fun but it’s also trying.  Gotta love ’em. On with the goals.

 

  1.  Edit/review 4 chapters of my WIP per day. I must check for head hopping and rushing the scene. I’m already behind on this, 8 chapters behind.
  2. Be more social online. I’ve become a bit of a hermit. Comment on 4 blogs a week. Check.
  3. Critique one story a week on Critique Circle. I actually critiqued two, last night! Check.
  4. Do the prep work for a new Halloween story stirring around in my brain. I have no clue how to measure that. Most of the prep work has been in my head. I do have a cast of characters and a few scenes plotted.
  5. Get a post office box so my address doesn’t show up on mail chimp. Not yet.
  6. Participate more on author facebook groups. Stop lurking. Again how do I measure that.  I did join in on a conversation.
  7. Write a promotional post for my new release. I have the rough draft written. I wrote one promo for each short story. I think they look snazzy.
  8. Write a guest post for my new release. If anyone is interested in helping read this. I have the rough draft written.
  9. Have new photos taken for promotion-maybe.  Nada.
  10. Learn to like marketing. HA!
  11. Turn in daily assignments for Story Arc class on time. So far so good. I have a long assignment do Thursday and need to work on it today, but so far I am up to date.
  12. Learn the rules to volleyball. My oldest is on the school team and I’m almost clueless. Nada.
  13. Scare my kids with Festus, the stuffed rat. Festus needs help. I have failed in scaring the kids so far. Any ideas?
  14. Decorate for Halloween.  Done!
Festus gets in the way, again.

Festus gets in the way, again.

I think I did OK. It’s been a busy week. Working on the promo stuff made me feel a lot better.

How did your week go?

CK