Okay the first day of school. That means i have hours of free time to actually do writing, editing, cover art, webpage updates and of course blogging! While I adore my daughter and summer was fun having all her little friends coming and going all day interrupted me way too much. I used to be able to work with kids around but I think it was my kids and not other peoples kids.
The difference between your own and others is that your own kids know that asking mom every few minutes, “What you doing?” “Why” “Really?” can make mom angry. Never mind yelling through the screen door, fighting over who knows what, asking for drinks, snacks, can we watch a movie, play a video game…and on and on. It is good that my youngest has a ton of friends, bad that they seem to prefer to do all that on my back patio which is steps away from my work space. Now i can try to finish up all those tales I have slated. Yeah I don’t expect to get them all finished asap but I can try.
I have had a good couple of days for sure. Got two reviews over on Goodreads of stories that needed some notice. Then I woke up to two sales this morning. One each on two titles that haven’t had any yet. The Words That Bring Peace and Seasons of my Mind both sold a copy over night. That was something nice. No more brown bar of shame in the US on Amazon and my poetry found a curious reader on B&N. This I can happily live with.
I really hope this month breaks records for me. So far my best month was March 2013 with 32 total sales. While many would say that is nothing, I say that was fabulous! Yeah I haven’t made a lot of money being a writer but people are actually buying and reading my work. What else could I ask for. I am pumped at the moment and very willing to do more work.
Rebirth and Possibilities are both through the writing stage and onto the editing stage. I am tossing between putting them out on their own or submitting them to the anthologies that are waiting for stories. I need a story on Changes, one on Winter and one on Halloween. Now the Halloween story came to me yesterday when i was cuddling with my hubby, so that one is taken care of after I do some fun research.
Yes I think research is fun. You find out all kinds of new and exciting things, things you didn’t know before. I think while I wanted to be an archeologist or a parapsychologist when I was a young person I would have been the one delving into the records and researching the stories. I wasn’t ever all that keen on chasing down the ghosts or delving in the ground. No I wanted to dig up the histories or more the myths. I adore the stories they told to explain odd happenings in the world. The myths are what make our world and are what I write if you think about it. Heck after all I call one of my series the Mythos of love. What is a Mythos after all but a society’s way of explaining things.
Now I have a lot of reading to do for friends. Reading, reviewing, editing and proofing. I love this community of writers I have found . We share with each other our ideas, our skills and our stories.