What I'm reading: Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism, by Temple Grandin (book club)
A common enough lament: If only I had more time. What if someone gave you an entire extra day?
On Wednesday, we're all getting that gift. Is it going to be just another day for you, or are you going to embrace the extra time?
I know my editor promised to have my manuscript back to me today. I'm obligated to have it published no later than March 14th. In effect, I've been given an extra day to work on editing, formatting, and making sure it's perfect before I hit that "upload" button at Barnes & Noble.
That's also one more day to work on taxes. It's one extra day of book sales for February royalties. Another day to finish reading a book. It's another day to meet your word/page count goals, and maybe get ahead of schedule for your completion date. One more day to tackle learning Wordpress so I can update my website. And, on the flip side, it's one more blog post to write.
And sometimes, life intervenes. It's been a very busy weekend, starting with trying to keep up with people wishing me a happy birthday on Facebook (and thanks if you were among them), a day spent with my son trying to explain the difference between posts and pages on Wordpress, and which I needed for my website revamping, and then a day down in the Springs at the monthly RWA chapter meeting.
If you're wondering what you can do with your extra 24 hours: Start by checking out the feature for Deadly Secrets at the Kindle Mystery Authors site. (I'm not sure what time posts go live, so mine might not be ready yet. If not, you can check tomorrow--it's a 3 day feature.)
Read Finding Sarah (half-off Smashwords coupon in Deals & Steals) and Hidden Fire so you're ready for book 3, Saving Scott, when it releases next month. Consider signing up for a guest post. Enter my Goodreads contest for a copy of Rooted in Danger (see the link in the Deals & Steals tab). Sign up for my newsletter (here). If you didn't enter my January newsletter contest, hurry -- I'm picking the winner March 1st. (See--you get an extra day to enter!)
And, if you want to get a sneak peek at the work in progress that will become my new website, you can click here. If you see anything that doesn't work, comment or email me to let me know. It's got a long way to go, but I think the basic skeleton is there.
As for me, I'll be "lecturing" for the POV class I'm giving at Savvy Authors, and I hope to be deep in edits for Saving Scott.
What plans do you have for your extra day?
Tomorrow, my guest is author Shelly Munro coming to us from New Zealand. She'll be talking, appropriately enough, about what writers (or anyone) can do to squash that procrastination bug.
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