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Archive for June 9th, 2024

Report Card & Open Contests!
Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Last week…

  • I worked on two editing jobs for other authors; I finished one.
  • I finished revising, formatting, and uploading Once is Never Enough (the last story in the Delta Heat series),which releases Tuesday, June 11th.
  • I uploaded the stories in the follow-on series, Delta Fire, including finding art and uploading the pre-order for the last book in the series, which has not previously been published, Ignition. Amazon’s KDP has been a PITA so far as loading books 2 & 3 of the series. I’m getting worried they won’t get their act together in time for the planned releases in July-September. We’ll see.
  • I didn’t write a word of the next MBH release, Cyrus, which is scheduled to release June 25th. I have so much on my plate to do with my side gig (editing), the revisions of the Delta Fire stories, and the editing of the stories for the Secret Identities anthology, that I need to push out that publication date. I really don’t want the added stress right now. Yes, I do have limits!
  • I created the Secret Identities webpage on the Collections site! Go take a look!
  • The biggest bummer of the week is that our pool isn’t “swimmable” for now. We were having fits, dumping tons of chemicals and never getting the water perfectly crystal clear, so we decided to replace the sand. When my SIL replaced it and put the filter back together, it leaked. We’re waiting on seals and a collar for the filter, which won’t arrive until Wednesday. I’m crossing my fingers that’s the problem. Otherwise, I’ll be paying a ton of money to have a pool place come out to the boonies to repair the thing. Ugh! All I want to do is swim!

This next week…

  • I’ll celebrate the release of the last of the refurbed/recovered Delta Heat series!
  • I will work on three editing projects for other authors, finishing two, I hope!
  • I’ll be editing stories in the Secret Identities anthology. Plus, I’ll work with the authors to organize a promo schedule.
  • I’ll put out a call to authors who might want to blog on this website, July through September.
  • I’ll continue wrangling with KDP to get my pre-orders up for the Delta Fire series.
  • I’m going to have to re-order my publication schedule, moving the release date of Cyrus because I have to find time to finish the book in my stacked schedule.
  • I have a doctor’s appointment at the VA in Little Rock. I’ll be taking the family with me for a chance to catch a meal and do some shopping in the “big city.”
  • I will resume creating small art daily for #The100DayProject. I fell behind finishing up the last pieces, but I will get to 100!
  • The pool situation will be settled this week!!!!!

That sounds like enough, right? Does it seem like my little report card lists are getting longer and longer? 

Open Contests

  1. Clear My Bookshelf Giveaway (Contest) — This ends on Tuesday! Win a FREE signed book (with hand painted—by me—bookmark and postcard!)!
  2. May into June (Contest) — Last day to enter! Win an Amazon gift card!
  3. Saturday Puzzle-Contest: An Imaginary Friend — Last day to enter! Win an Amazon gift card!
  4. Cover Reveal & Contest! — Last day to enter! Win an Amazon gift card!
  5. Word Search: Inside SECRET IDENTITIES (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!
  6. Gabbi Grey: Are we allowed to have favorites? (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!
  7. Story Cubes — Tell me a story (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!
  8. Saturday Puzzle Contest: On this day…Ghostbusters released! — Win an Amazon gift card!