I’ve been a blogging fool this week. 🙂
This round of ROW80 was a lot different for me from the first. I had one goal and I wasn’t a sponsor, so I wasn’t as engaged. Still, I left a few comments here and there and could always count on a couple of people to leave comments for me. Thanks for that! Especially Lauralynn. 🙂
My goal was to finish Glow and publish Glow and to do all things Glow. I’m happy to say that I met my goal. Glow will be published in e-book form next week.
I had a few obstacles that I didn’t foresee. (Why can’t I have glimpses!?!) My kids are growing up, as they tend to do, and proved to be up in my grill more than when I wrote the previous books. For instance, my daughter was a new walker who took two naps a day when Glimpse came out and wasn’t quite two when Glimmer was published. Now she is a crazy, bossy, feisty, smart no napping spazmataz 5000 and will climb on top of bookshelves to get my attention. Oy vey.
I also got into a car accident. That sucked and put me out of commission for a while.
I got a bug up my butt and decided to publish a book of essays. (Which is doing pretty well and is getting good reviews, so I think it was the right decision!)
And then there’s the matter that Glow is the final book in a trilogy. That may have been my biggest obstacle. It wasn’t allowed to suck even a little bit. There isn’t another book to redeem the characters or make things clear in. It was easy going at first and then I got to chapter 11 and it toyed with me for a week. Then chapter 14 decided to mess with me for two. I had a hard couple of weeks trying to finish it. I was worried that I hadn’t done right by the readers.
But, I’m starting to get beta comments back and it looks like, for some of them, Glow is their favorite of the three books.
So, it’s been an interesting round and I’m ready for #3. I hope you’ll join me!