Monday, March 12, 2012

Weekly Progress Check-In

Welcome!  This is the Mid-Willamette Valley RWA chapter's weekly progress check-in.

Did you meet your writing goals last week?  What do you plan to accomplish this week?

(The best prize is achieving your writing goals, but as an extra incentive, we will award gift cards from Powell's bookstore to the chapter member and the non-member who check in for the most weeks in 2012.)


Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

I'm back to writing time again! After a big promo push to launch the first book of my LEGACY series, I'm settling back into a more normal writing schedule again, with a chunk of time devoted to writing BEFORE I get caught up in e-mails, blogs, and "life" in general. I'm much happier and I'm sure those around me are glad the crabbiness has subsided. LOL!

In addition to chunks of time spent writing, I discovered an awesome promotion package for a great price that will carry me most of the way through the release of my entire LEGACY series. I laid out a plan to use the pieces of this package and am absolutely delighted!

Coming up this week, my plan is to continue writing and edits on book #5 of my LEGACY series so that will be completed by the end of the month. I also have another stop on my blog tour on Thursday, and more to add to my LEGACY blog and my Web site, as well as several books covers to design. Looking forward to a fun and productive week!

Hope everyone else is having a great writing week!

Paty Jager said...

Genene, congrats on the great start to your Legacy promo and getting back to writing.

I managed to write 1000 words last week on the new WIP. I hope to make a bigger dent in it this week. I'm off to a slow start having spent half the day yesterday visiting with a group of writers in Bend.

I'm supposed to be at Jan's Paperback books in Aloha, OR at 7 pm this Friday night but if the weather keeps up I may cancel rather than chance the drive over the pass.

Happy writing all!

Meggan McQuaid said...

I had a good writing week, got a big chunk of the new chapter one written and then shared with my critique group. Most of the response was good. I have to decide, though, if I should add the magically animated jaguar sculpture as part of the first scene or not. I started to write it that way, and suddenly that character bloomed into uber-importance, which I didn't want. But the hero is a very calm and even-tempered man, and there was a small complaint that he wasn't very interesting.

Anyway, that's what I'm up to. Real life has been full of much less entertaining challenges, but we get by.

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Paty, I don't blame you for being cautious of the pass. We've had snow, rain, some kind of frozen stuff, and sunshine the last couple days. It's probably nastier over your way. Stay safe!

Meggan, you're still moving forward--so that's good! Doesn't your hero have even a small secret that would make him more mysterious?

Happy writing!

Barbara Cool Lee said...

Everybody's been hard at work, I see.

Are you working on the same book I've seen before, Meggan? I love your hero in that one. (But I love nice, witty heroes more than super-macho, aggressive types myself .)

Congrats on your progress, Paty and Genene. As always, I'm impressed with your ability to juggle promo and creativity. Glad you're both moving forward with more stories we can read. :-)

I haven't been checking in much lately myself. I've been taking an online class on formatting for Kindle, and, ta da: my first Pajaro Bay book, The Honeymoon Cottage, is now live on (eek!). I'm not promoting it yet, though. I'll be having a free giveaway day this weekend, and will send out a notice when it's available for free download. I'm excited about doing that. I don't expect much from this first book yet, though. I have a lot of work to do to build the whole series. I'm looking forward to getting going on the next book in the series. I have a lot of revision to do on that one before it's ready to go, but I so love the hero in that one and I've missed spending time with those characters!

Good luck on reaching your goals this week, everyone. And stay safe and dry!

Let's see if my links work here:


Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Um, Barb, you just kinda slid in that your first book of the Parajo Bay series is up. And you should be DANCIN' IN THE STREETS!


I tried to download it, but the Kindle for Mac application seems to always be a challenge. I will persevere!