Weekly writing check-in: the one with Fine Art (almost) everywhere

So, I decided to pull The Fine Art of Holding Your Breath from KDP Select. I wanted to try a countdown deal (because I hate running a 99 cent promo and only earning 35% per sale–I want that 70%), and I wanted to see how the borrows might work for this book.

I’m not getting enough borrows to justify leaving it exclusively at Amazon, so here it goes, out into the wild. It’s now available on several sites (see links below).

I started a new short story this week, a complete turnabout from what I just finished writing, so the work was a little bit slower. Plus, I’m taking a class in narrative design.

Not to mention, we’re up to our ears in Girl Scout cookies here. Anybody want to buy a box … or ten?

Writing Work:

  • Writing ~ 3,200 words
  • Finished print layout for Now and Later
  • Narrative Design class

Submissions:

  • The Life Expectancy of Fireflies 

Rejections:

  • The Life Expectancy of Fireflies

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

The Fine ArFine Art_bluet of Holding Your Breath is now in many other electronic formats. You can find it for:

Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and even Scribd. Of course, it’s already available on Kindle as well.

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the Girl with the Piccolo

So, this week came with a very nice surprise. The Girl with the Piccolo made the list for Best of Cast of Wonders for 2014.

Plus, I made a submission. A new one! At long last. So, there’s that. I also worked on the print layout for Now and Later. It’s a little bit trickier than a novel layout since I need to build a table of contents, apply a different “master” to each short story, and so on.

Writing Work:

  • Writing ~ 9,207 words (Five more words than last week. That’s crucial, people, crucial.)
  • Print layout for Now and Later

Submissions:

  • Steps to Goodbye 

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the talking Valentine

So, I was very excited to see hear The Burden of So Many Roses in audio in time for Valentine’s Day. I figured it would go live right about that time, but it was still a nice surprise.

Otherwise, just a touch over 9,000 words this week. No subs or anything. I’m itching to switch to short fiction for a while, but my stories keep morphing into longer things (current project word count: ~70,000 words). Maybe once this current story is done. Maybe.

Writing Work:

  • Writing ~ 9,202 words

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

rosesThe Burden of So Many Roses is live for your listening pleasure. Generally, I have a tough time reading/listening to my work once it’s out in the world, but Tina is incredible. Go give her a listen. I couldn’t be more thrilled.

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For Valentine’s Day: The Burden of So Many Roses in audio

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The Burden of So Many Roses is now in audio over at Toasted Cake.  Having a bad day? Well, have a listen. It could be much, much worse.

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the talking ghost

Getting my writing groove on this week with ~8,000 words. In  a surprise move, I received an acceptance this week for audio/reprint rights for Ghost in the Coffee Machine. So, not only did I sell this story once, I sold it again. Word to the wise: keep as many rights as you possibly can. In the case of Ghost, I control them all.

And sometimes that pays off. Also, I love audio/podcasts, and I’m very excited about this.

Links of note:

Writing Work:

  • Writing ~ 8,054 words

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the best in category

The Kindle Countdown Deal for The Fine Art of Holding Your Breath is wrapping up. If you want to grab a copy for 99 cents, you have about a day and a half to do so. Also, maybe this just happened:

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So. Yeah. That was fun. Otherwise, I had a good writing week of about 1,000 words a day, and a good writing month as well. I’d love to inch that monthly word count up to 40,000. I don’t have that far to go, so we’ll see.

Writing Work:

  • Writing ~ 7,554 words
    Monthly total: 37,377 words

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

Fine Art_bluePick up the Kindle version for only 99 cents. It’s also available in print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MazeThe Maze: Three Tales of the Future is also having a countdown deal for 99 cents. Three tales! Of the Future! But hurry. This one ends in a day and a half too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now and Later ebook coverIf you’re in a short story sort of mood, you can pick up eight young adult short stories in one volume. Currently, it’s only available in Kindle, but I plan to release the print version soon.

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Two countdown deals and a new release

That’s right. Two countdown deals this week and a new release. Why? Because I can? Because I’m crazy? You pick.

Fine Art_blueYou can pick up the Kindle version for only 99 cents this week. It’s also available in print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The MazeAnd, just for fun, The Maze: Three Tales of the Future is also having a countdown deal for 99 cents. Three tales! Of the Future!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now and Later ebook coverLast, I have a new/old release out. I’ve compiled all my published young adult short stories into one volume. Currently, it’s only available in Kindle, but I plan to release the print version soon.

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