Count down to New Release…13 days

light at the end of the tunnel!

In the home stretch now  Thirteen days (including today!)  until the new release is due out.

Cover is done, emergency rewrites, line edits all done.

Advanced Review Copy, version 2, with 9 chapter proofed constructed and sent out to first reviewer. Done

Chapter 1-9 are proofread.

30K words left to proofread, printed proof to read and formatting remain to be done.

Three quarters of the blog tour is scheduled.

Need to gather courage to start approaching reviewers…yikes

How come this list keeps getting longer?

Still need to learn to use the e-pub translator so I can get books on Nook and Kobo–yes, they really will be available there, all of them! Yeah!

Need to write cover copy and format cover for each outlet.

It’s getting closer!

If you’re getting bored while you wait, check out my latest fascination, the Zentangle.

History A'la Carte 3-7-13

How about part 3  of a Tudor feast to begin your serving of  History a’la Carte.

And now, a  new installment of History a’la Carte to start the new year. I am always amazed to find out how much I didn’t know that I didn’t know.

Count down to New Release…15 days

light at the end of the tunnel!

In the home stretch now  Fifteen days (including today!)  until the new release is due out.

Cover is done.

Emergency rewrite of last three chapters, done.

Recovery from the panic that caused, done.

Line edits are done

Advanced Review Copy constructed and sent out to blog hop winners. Done

Heard back from one of the lovely winners today–She Liked it! Happy dance, done.

Chapter 1, 2, 3 and most of 4 are proofread.

Cat chin scritched-done, though I suspect it’ll need to be redone yet again.

59K words to proofread, printed proof to read and formatting remain to be done.

Half the blog tour is scheduled.

It’s getting closer!

If you’re getting bored while you wait, check out my article in this month’s InD’Tale Magazine.

Count down to New Release…16 days

light at the end of the tunnel!

In the home stretch now  Sixteen days (including today!)  until the new release is due out.

Cover is done.

Emergency rewrite of last three chapters, done.

Recovery from the panic that caused, done.

Line edits are done

Advanced Review Copy constructed and sent out to blog hop winners. Done

Heard back from one of the lovely winners today–She Liked it! Happy dance, done.

Chapter 1 is proofread.

67K words to proofread, printed proof to read and formatting left.

It’s getting closer!

If you’re getting bored while you wait, check out my article in this month’s InD’Tale Magazine.

Get to know Sally Smith O’Rourke

Help me welcome Sally Smith O’Rourke this morning. I hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as I have.

Writing is such a huge task, what got you started on it and what keeps you doing it?

I never thought of myself as a writer although in retrospect I wrote a lot I just never took it very seriously. In high school and college I took speech and drama so wrote a lot of speeches and occasionally a scene, but I never thought of it as particularly creative. My late husband was a writer and published author; he told me that I was good, I just needed practice. Frankly I assumed he was just being nice as was his nature and didn’t give it too much thought although I never stopped writing stuff, even if he was the only one who saw it. Continue reading