Well back to the grindstone! Have started typing up the Christopher Lee interview for the book that lovely hubby and I are doing together. Have started (yesterday) on my Basics of Astrology book. So the writing part of my goals is going pretty well. I’m aiming for consistency of effort rather than huge word counts and hours at the keyboard. As long as I’m working towards my goals every day then it doesn’t matter too much how many (or how few) hours/words I do.
Have put my new numerology book on Amazon’s KDP. So the putting my work out there goal is doing well. Had a few problems with the cover which involved a great deal of swearing and intervention from lovely hubby but I think (!) its all fixed now. The book isn’t live yet and I won’t really be able to tell how it’s worked until it is.
The reading is progressing very slowly because I keep buying more books or borrowing more from the library which means although I’m reaing all the time my ‘to be read’ pile isn’t getting any smaller.
Still spending too much time on Facebook so no change there.
The good news is that I have finished my numerology book! Well I still have the proof reading and final spell check/edit to do but apart from that it’s finished. I am very pleased that I’ve done a book in just over a month. Have to decide what to do next but I’ll do that either tomorrow or the day after.
I have been reading one of the books in my ‘to be read’ pile so that’s a start.
Will be putting my numerology book out into the world when it’s all polished and shiny!
Spent less time on Facebook today; mainly because we were out most of the day.
Done a few more pages on my numerology book. Haven’t been reading most of my library books and have realised that I don’t like at least two of them so will probably be taking them back unread. I use the library as a testing ground for books and authors I don’t normally read and sometimes I find great new things and sometimes I don’t.
Haven’t put any new work out and am still spending too much time on Facebook.
Got some very sad news from my mother today. She e-mailed me to say that her cat Littley had to be put down. The poor thing had cancer, she had two huge tumours, one in her throat and one in her tummy. She will be much missed.
Wrote every day on my numerology book except yesterday. I’m not going to beat myself up for missing one day.
Still failing on the reading the books I have in the house goal because I went to the library yesterday and took out another four books!
Haven’t put any more of my work out into the big wide world either.
And am still spending excessive amounts of times on Facebook.
Despite this lack of progress I don’t feel bad and am actually feeling quite optimistic. Did manage to locate some of the stuff for the book that lovely hubby and I are planning to do together. Located his interview with Christopher Lee; it’s longer than I thought but that’s okay. Still have a few more things to dig out and then I can start editing (mainly correcting his slightly erratic spelling) and we’ll be good to go!
Decided to use this picture as he looks very handsome here and I wanted to avoid the cliche Dracula stuff!
We actually managed to get out of the house today for the first time since last Friday! Did a load of food shopping and spent £89 (that’s about $120 for the benefit of the Americans) but at least we’re stocked up with milk and bread and eggs and all sorts of other things. Did it just in time as well because we got home and it immediately started snowing again!
Managed to pop into the Central Library in town and got four more books out! So much for my idea about reading the books I already have lying round the house first. Still at least the library books aren’t costing me money. Now the library have my e-mail address, they send me e-mails when my books are due back so I don’t forget about them and that means I’m not paying a fortune in overdue fines anymore either!
The bad news is that our roof is leaking. Mr Bongle, otherwise known as lovely hubby, rang the insurance people and they’re sending out a surveyor to look at the damage and decide if our policy covers it. We’re both praying that it does because otherwise it’s going to cost us a lot of money. With all the rain we’ve been having and now the snow as well it’s hardly surprising that the roof is suffering though.
This is a great book. I finished it a few days ago and I really enjoyed reading it. The characters are very well-developed and the plot is really well done. There is mystery and romance and a fair bit of sex but the sex scenes are well written and not silly.
But the best thing about this book (in my opinion) is the way the author writes about the setting. I never thought that I would think of Wigan as evocative and exciting but here it is all of that and more. The place becomes almost the dominant character of the book.
This book was recommended to me in a instruction book about creative writing (I forget which one now) as one of the best examples of really good use of setting and it does not disappoint. I thoroughly recommend this book!
The writing is coming along nice and steady – not too fast but not too slow either. I have finished over half of chapter four of my numerology book; this chapter is quite long because I have to do all the correspondences. But I have written words for this book every day this year so far; obviously I have done more on some days than others but that’s always going to be the case. And I have blogged every day of this year so far as well.
I have finished one of the books I’ve been meaning to read; it was called Rose by Martin Cruz Smith and it was really excellent! I will do a review of it some time.