On Work, 99 Cent Pre-Orders & NaNoWriMo…

I think I might be the only person I know who’s not complaining about the time change – specifically about how it’s getting dark earlier now. I love the dark, and I love night, so this actually doesn’t bother me at all. It’s actually far easier for me to get stuff done in the evenings when it gets dark earlier.

It’s back to the day job and my regular schedule this week, and…well…I’m sort of glad. I didn’t get nearly as much done as I’d have liked last week, but it’s only because I wanted to do way more than I really had time or energy for. This is not a new thing with me, and really, you’d think I’d learn, but apparently my “superwoman complex” is stronger than my sense of time/organization. Which is saying a lot, really. Maybe someday I’ll take a vacation where I don’t try to accomplish an insanely long list of things. But normally I call those sick days…


In any case, I did actually get several important things done, including releasing a new horror/suspense novel for one of my alter-egos, and getting MacKenzie Saves the World formatted for ebook and up for pre-orders on Amazon and Kobo. Here’s the cool thing – if you pre-order the ebook, it’s 99 cents and it will auto-download to your Kindle, Kindle app, Kobo reader or Kobo app on November 14th. After the release date, the price goes up to $2.99. So…you know. If contemporary romance is your thing, go pre-order! 😉

I am working on the print formatting for both of these books, but since it’s November – National Novel Writing Month – and I didn’t get the two drafts I was hoping to finish done, no promises on the time frame. Hopefully soon.

I also spent some time the first day of November creating a loose outline and basic character profiles for The Time Stone, this year’s NaNo draft. Yes, I know, I was supposed to start writing then, but I’m trying to do some different things with this one, and experimenting with some very basic and broad advanced planning to see if that will help. By the time you read this, I’ll have started the draft – better late than never.

For those of you reading the weekly serial story here on Fridays, never fear. It will continue normally throughout the month. And if you want to follow my progress with the NaNo draft, I’m going to try to post daily updates over at The Drafting Desk, so you can click over to that blog and see what I’ve been working on for the day if you’re interested.

This Tuesday and next are both holidays at the day job for me, which is not so good because I’m really not fond of 4-day work weeks…they always seem more chaotic than a normal week, but good for things like catching up on delinquent word counts.

And now, while you’re reading this Monday, I’m writing it Sunday night and it’s time for me to finish up some chores and get some writing done. Here’s to much productivity in the midst of what’s sure to be a busy and chaotic week!

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3 comments on “On Work, 99 Cent Pre-Orders & NaNoWriMo…

  1. Cynthia L. Moyer

    Sounds busy over there too! This November is going to kick my cute chubby butt eight ways from Sunday, but I STILL watched The Walking Dead last night! LOL

    1. Jamie D.

      I wouldn’t know what to do if it wasn’t busy…and I suspect you wouldn’t either. LOL And I’m not missing any TV either – gotta get my nightly crime drama fix! 😉 Tonight, Scorpion & NCIS:LA…

  2. Ardee Eichelmann

    I can’t wait until “Kenzie” comes out. I love that story. It was a good one. I am still glad I didn’t end up with all of that chocolate all over me though. Icky!

    I am with you on the time change. I. Love. It! I do not like Daylight Saving Time. Bah humbug!

    Here’s to a great #NaNoWriMo!