April 21, 2013

Whirlwind of Life Events: ROW80 Update

This week has been a whirlwind. 

In the last week, I have
* Visited San Francisco, soon to be my new home, for the first time ever.
* Received the last edits on Chasing Memories.
* Reviewed the interior of Chasing Memories.

Today -- Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Still in California looking for houses and getting acquainted with the area, I am knee-deep in final edits. I've also written my Acknowledgements section, agonized over my back cover summary, and created an About the Author. Okay, I agonized over all of them. I find the book easier to write! Please tell me I'm not the only one who struggles with these.

I. Am. Exhausted. But excited.

I can't wait to share my cover and some excerpts with everyone soon. But for now...

My Updated A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) Goals
  • Publish Chasing Memories -- Working on last read-through. Will be done tomorrow. Excited, but nervous. It's almost time to publish. Eek!
  • Survive the A to Z Blog Challenge -- Only done through T, so I plan to get through at least W tomorrow.
  • Map out the sequel to Chasing Memories -- Too busy this week. Can't wait to get back to this.
  • Make significant progress on the follow-up to Depression Cookies -- DCII is on hold right now for many reasons. I am not ready to walk away from this character, but my life is overflowing.
Hope all my ROW80 buddies are rocking their goals! Check them out here.

A special note: Lauralynn Elliotta long time ROW80 sponsor and participant, has been having a rough time. After some scary medical issues, Lauralynn's husband is back on the mend. But there are still financial concerns to contend with. Find out ways you can help a fellow writer here.


Anonymous said...

What a marvelous week! San Francisco looks lovely. Congrats on your upcoming release.

Unknown said...

You've had a busy week and yet you have still managed to make progress with final edits and a re-read of the soon-to-be published book. Hurray! When you're busy, you can only do so much and something have to wait a while. It's all about priorities, isn't it?

Best of luck with the exciting move, and I hope you have a good week. All the best. :)

Jo Michaels said...

At least now you have a bio you can use regularly. :) It's done. It's over. We're almost finished. After we go to press, you can worry about promotions :) hehehhehehe! I LOVE San Fran. Anything in California, really. It's sooooo pretty there. Perfect weather all the time. Take a deep breath and WRITE ON!

Shan Jeniah Burton said...


Wonderful progress! I love San Francisco. How wonderful that you are moving there!

Congratulations on nearing the finish line!

Tia Bach said...

Julie -- Thanks! San Fran is lovely. It was my first time there.

Lisa -- Thanks! I feel in constant fight or flight mode. I need to sit and wrap my kids up in a big hug and relax.

Jo -- Couldn't do it without you!

Shan -- Thanks!

I'm so glad all my blogger friends can make the "move" with me. ;-) I appreciate all of your support.