Thursday, January 10, 2013

This girl is on fire

For those who don't follow me on Facebook, I'm reducing my time on the net for a short time. With Mageri Book four on the fire and my looming deadline to get it edited for the beta read, I need to focus on it completely.

Which comes as no surprise, but my day job has been requiring me to work mandatory overtime. I've already pulled in a ton of hours this week and will work Saturday, which will put me over 55 hours or something. I don't get paid for that, it's just expected when they demand it.

And yeah, I'm exhausted. I got home last night at 9pm, did an hour's worth of editing and crashed hard. So let me dispel any belief that a writer's life is easy. Although, there are some who do this full time because of a supportive spouse, or maybe they have a large body of work out there and can pull in a reliable income. I hope to be in a position someday where I can do this all day and really be able to have my life back. People use the phrase, "Don't quit your day job," a lot, but hopefully someday I'll be told the opposite, and will be in a position where I can.

Thus the reduction in extracurricular activities so I can focus on the editing and get it done. I'm 54% in that's not good enough. My goal is to hand it over to the betas around March 10, but I also want to comb over the document a number of times using various methods, refining sentences and tightening the scenes.

Head over to Goodreads and enter the giveaway for an autographed copy. Only a few days in and over 300 people are signed up. I still encourage fans to be brave and post a short review on Amazon or Goodreads to show your support and help other readers find the books, and check out my Facebook page and feel free to hang out there and talk to others. I have a post going on asking others what they're reading, so talk about some of the books on your Kindle!

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