Monday, June 11, 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 started edits to book #6 of my LEGACY series last week and, to immerse myself in the story, I've been watching videos of explosions and fires and hospital emergency rooms. (The hero of book #6 is a firefighter/EMT and the heroine is a doctor who becomes trapped in a fire.)

Not only did the immersion work, but I'm once again in awe of emergency personnel who respond to disasters. Wow!

Edits will continue this week, as well as promotion and preparation for the Salem Library Authors' Fair (thanks to Meggan for mentioning that) and release of my third LEGACY book on July 1.

Happy writing to all!

Barbara Cool Lee said...

Yay, Genene! You are really getting a lot done.

I have been feeling overwhelmed, and like I'm not accomplishing enough, but then realized that I will have published 3 stories, in paper and ebook form, in 4 months (March-June). The Honeymoon Cottage keeps chugging along and paying the bills; Cat's Blood has been fun, if not particularly lucrative yet; and my next book, the fantasy series I started in college about *cough* years ago, is the book of my heart. Now titled "Lark's Quest," it will be out by the end of June. Then back to Pajaro Bay, where I plan to focus for the rest of the year. I guess I am getting some things accomplished. Sometimes we need to step back and look at the big picture, instead of fussing over the details, I guess!

Good luck on meeting your goals this week, everyone. :-)

Barbara Cool Lee

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Hey, Barb! Glad you took that step back to see your accomplishments. And congratulations on all you've accomplished!

Part of my "to do" database is transferring what I've finished to a "done" section. It's helped keep me from beating myself up for "not getting enough done" when I see all I have accomplished.

Glad THE HONEYMOON COTTAGE is still selling. That's great! (And posting a review for it is rising higher on my "to do" list. :)