Sunday, August 30, 2015

S.D. Skye's Hell or High Water 365-Day Blogathon Day 79 -- Anything Goes Sunday

I've been pretty busy today. I'm trying to clear my plate of all the things that are going to distract me from driving straight through on Book 4. After Book 4, I've decided to take a break before hitting Book 5 and other romance projects. Time to rest my brain. Of course, I say that now, but a rest usually lasts about a day or two--I'm going to try for a month or two.

But it's funny, though, as I let my mind wander to other things, I've figured out how Book 4 is going to end...and I now know how Book 5 will begin and end. And Ialso know whether or not J.J., Six, and Tony will return in another series after the Spy Catcher series is done--but I'm not gonna tell. At least not yet. You'll have to wait and see. 

I wish my fingers could type as fast as I think this stuff up. All I can say is...it's really gonna be good so hang in there!

I have two events left to attend this year so I had to get my marketing crap...I mean SWAG together. Today I created a banner and bookmarks. Nothing fancy but they'll get me through the next events. 

I ordered my bookmarks (left) from GotPrint.com (1,000 for $32) and the retractable banner (right) from BuildASign.com ($79, free shipping). 

The kicker is that I got myself into this new romance project--a football romance in honor of my favorite game. It's one of those multi-author book sets for Valentine's Day. Fortunately, it's only a novella (roughly 30-40k) so it won't take me that long to write. But it's due January 6th so I have to get the first draft done and put it down for a few weeks before picking it back up again to edit and finalize. 

This means that Book #4 MAY get pushed to the right a  teeny little bit--closer to the end of December or the beginning of January. I hate to do it, but I don't want to rush Book 4 out with a weak story because I've been so distracted with this rebranding and other little projects.  

Needless to say, it will all get done. It's just a matter of time. 
Now, if I luck up and win the lottery within the next few weeks so I can quit my 9-to-5 job and write my books full-time--everything gets done on time! Of course, I do believe for that scenario to play out, I would probably need to start playing the lottery. I don't because I'm not lucky. I'm anti-lucky. God's message to me for my entire life has been, "If you want something, you're going to have to work for it. I'm not giving you anything." 

But, you have to play to win, right? 

Anyway, I've got to go write and order books. My announcement regarding the conference at which I'm speaking is coming up next weekend. If you're in the DC-MD-VA area, I hope you'll come out. I'll have the NEWLY BRANDED books on sale and you can get autographed copies! 





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