Wednesday, 21 January 2015

What's Up Wednesday



It's time for What's Up Wednesday, a weekly meme run by Erin L Funk and Jaime Morrow. Here's what I've been up to this past week!

What I'm reading


I read Ready Player One, which I really enjoyed. Then I read Firefight, the sequel to Steelheart, another fast-paced and action-packed read with some great twists. Then I read Ensnared, the third fantastical and awesome instalment in the Splintered trilogy.

What I'm writing

Oh, Alliance Book 5... I'm probably going to go into withdrawals when I finish this series. :P

My writing goal this week: More words on Alliance 5!

What works for me

Limiting how much time I spend on the Internet when I'm drafting. I'm at the stage with this series where I'm juggling so many elements that between this and freelance work, my brain is completely occupied (also, I'm not sure if it's just me, but I'm finding social media incredibly draining lately). So if I've been quiet on the interwebs, this is why! The difficulty is when you're solely responsible for promoting your upcoming book as well as working on a draft...


What else is new

Only I could catch two colds at once. Immune system, I am not amused. I have deadlines. *cries*

I'm preparing to put Adamant up for pre-order next week! It's set for the 30th but it might go up a couple of days early on some retailers (I'd rather be too early than too late, though!). That is, if Smashwords approves my file and the Internet stops crashing. (The Cursed Book strikes again. I've had so many near-disasters with this book that at this point, it wouldn't surprise me if the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse show up on my doorstep to stop me hitting the publish button. :P)

I'm also organising a release day promotion for the 11th March - sign-ups are open here. It's so close! o.O 
I'm alternating between flailing madly and hyperventilating. EEK! :D

37 comments:

  1. Sounds like you're really going to need some downtime soon. Hope you're feeling better asap :) Have a great week, and good luck with Book 5!

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  2. Hope you feel better soon! And when you've met your deadlines, I think you need a vacation :)

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  3. No, two colds at once? That's horrible! I'm sorry. I hope you get better soon :)

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  4. Awww. I hope you get well soon!

    Keep on trucking it with Alliance 5!

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  5. Two colds…hahaha…I'm sorry. I really shouldn't laugh. But you are the most prolific person I know, so it totally makes sense to me that you would multi-task your illnesses. Get better soon!

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  6. Oh dear, two colds sounds miserable. I hope you are feeling better soon. Social media can be very draining, so when you feel that way I think it's important to take a step back. Good luck drafting! Have a great rest of your week.

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  7. I went into withdrawals when I finished my series too, which was only four books long. But then I started a new series. ;)

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    1. I'm hoping that'll happen later this year. :P

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  8. I understand series withdrawal! I'm almost at the end of a series (book three) and I'm already going through withdrawal even though I haven't finished it yet. I hope you feel better soon! Enjoy writing this week.


    My What's up Wednesday post.

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  9. Between you and Cole, I'm thinking there's definitely something to this limiting-internet-time thing. Both of you have seen some great productivity as a result, so I think I need to try this. It's amazing how much time we can waste on the interwebz. 0_o Have a great week, Emma!

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    1. I really need to get better at doing this. Thanks! :)

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  10. I'm seriously about to lead an attack on colds this year. So irritating. Hope you're feeling better soon. But sounds like you've been keeping busy despite those mean sick monsters. Go get them words!

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  11. I need to limit social media if I want to get any work done! I should work on other internet browsing too. :) I hope get better soon! Two colds at once sounds terrible.

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    1. I'll live. ;) I need to get better at switching the internet off!

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  12. Hope you feel better soon! Two colds at once is just not fair but hopefully you are just getting all your winter illnesses out of the way in one big sneezy burst and will be healthy for the rest of the year :)

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  13. You always sound super busy. I hope you shake those colds ASAP.
    Good luck on the words for book five! :)

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  14. It's not just you - I have found the internet draining lately, too! I unfollowed a bunch of things at the beginning of the year (mostly news sites and such) - I was starting to feel really overwhelmed. I hope you feel better soon (two colds - not fair!!) and good luck with your writing goals this week!

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  15. " at this point, it wouldn't surprise me if the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse show up on my doorstep to stop me hitting the publish button".

    Sounds like the plot for a good book. :)

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  16. Ready Player One is probably in like by top ten favorite books. LOVES IT.

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  17. Good luck with the writing (and the getting healthy). I'm finding social media both draining and distracting lately so I get where you're coming from.

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  18. "The cursed book" Haha! Here's hoping the 4 horsemen know to bring wine and chocolate.

    Good luck with everything and here's hoping you get feeling better! :)

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  19. Sounds like you're super busy! Good luck with all of your goals :)

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  20. Good luck meeting all of your deadlines and kicking those colds!

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