*** Word nerd alert ***
Before I continue, I had to look up the meaning behind the grindstone saying. The best explanation I found:
Knife sharpeners were known to have to stay at the work stations. The work stations were at grindstones for sharpening the knives. The phrase, "keep your nose to the grindstone," implies having to do work. Knife sharpeners were known to have to do hard labor and were sometimes punished.
While it is not certain that they literally had their noses put to the grindstone, the phrase may have originated from that type of punishment. (source)
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Goals for A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) Round 2
|Just in case you haven't seen it. *Squeal*|
- Write my Acknowledgements section ** See question below
- Get the eARC copies to the amazing people who offered to read and review
- Plan a GoodReads Giveaway
- Put Chasing Memories on free promotion to celebrate the release of book two
- Organize Release Day posts
- Organize (all by myself *eep!*) a Book Review tour
Plus, I am going to finish Chasing Forgiveness (novella) this month.
My original goal was to have Chasing Destiny (book three) out by UtopYA, but I'm just not sure. I've never been one to rush my writing, and I don't want to put too much pressure on myself. Then again, pressure can be a good thing (I wrote books one and two during NaNo).
There's a lot to do to prepare for UtopYA, too. I need to decide on my swag and get it ordered plus order books to take.
** I find this a hard task. There are so many people to thank, but I always hate it to get too long. I hate even more to forget someone. Any advice?
Wishing everyone a great Round 2!