Today marks the beginning of Round 3 of A Round of Words in 80 Days. This round I have returned to the sponsorship duties I so enjoyed last year. So, I look forward to catching up with everyone.
For those who don't know, A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) is "the writing challenge that knows you have a life" spearheaded by the amazing Kait Nolan. From the ROW80 website:
We are all different and we all have different demands on our time. Why should we all have the same goal? The simple answer is that we shouldn’t. If you want to be a writer, then you have to be able to roll with the punches and adapt to your changing circumstances. If that means changing your goals when your life blows up, so be it. ROW80 is the challenge that champions the marriage of writing and real life.
At the beginning of each round, we state our goals and then post updates on Sundays and Wednesdays. Then, the best part begins. Support and encouragement. It's an amazing group, and one that has meant a lot to my writing journey.
Without further ado...
Round 3 Goals
Write. Write. Write.
It sounds so simple. Sit down and write. I have Tala Prophecy, Book 2 in my head. But, I need it on paper. Slight kink in my plan... the girls and I leave Friday, 7/5 for a cross-country car trip from North Carolina to California.
Any suggestions on how to write and drive at the same time?
Seriously, it will be a challenge. Guess I'll be burning the midnight oil in hotel rooms.
Market Chasing Memories
Such excitement to hit publish. But, then the selling part begins. I believe in my book, but I'm uncomfortable at best with being a saleswoman. However, I have some upcoming events.
First up, the Sizzling Summer Giveaway hosted by YA Bound. Check it out here. The event is touring several books and authors and giving away two completed filled Kindles. One with YA titles, and one with NA titles.
Then, it's my Book Blog Tour with Tribute books. Check out my blog tour stop page. I have worked with Tribute books for over a year doing reviews and love them. Nicole Langan is amazing.
As part of the Tribute tour, I have ten posts (interviews & guest posts) to prepare. My goal is to be done before I crawl into the car Friday morning. Wish me luck!!
But, there's a lot more work to be done on the marketing side. A lot of that involves research. Just another way I'll be burning the midnight oil in hotel rooms (and hoping for cheap Internet connections -- or, GASP, Internet connections at all). My goal is to research marketing opportunities for twenty minutes a day... no more. Limiting Internet time is the only way I'll end up having time to write.
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh... I almost forgot--I'm so excited to attend my first Chasing Memories book club on Wednesday, 7/17 in Colorado. Thanks, Amy!!
After surviving a couple of blog challenges, I am returning to my MWF schedule with Sunday ROW80 posts as well.
To make it fun, I will be doing a Flat Stanley inspired theme using my Chasing Memories marketing postcards. For each stop on my cross-country drive, I will post a picture with the CM postcard and a story.
I hope you are all more excited about this feature than my dog was today...
Wishing everyone the best with Round 3!
Can't wait to reconnect and give back to this community after a bit of a hiatus with my own Life drama.