I’m making progress with the first draft of Her Warrior Angel, the third and final novella in my Her Angel paranormal angel romance e-book series. It’s been slow going because I’ve been stuck in promo gear for the past couple of weeks. The release of Her Dark Angel, the first paranormal angel romance e-book in the series, has hindered my capacity to write and I’ve found myself spending more time thinking about how to effectively promote Her Dark Angel rather than writing Her Warrior Angel. So, when I write, it’s pretty slow to start with. Once I get into it, the flow improves and I’m clocking up the words, but it’s getting into that flow that is proving difficult.
I don’t usually get so stuck in promo mode when I have a new release, but this one is different as I’m trying out lots ofÂ new avenues with promotion and there’s lots emails flying back and forth about wonderful opportunities being offered to me. I’m thrilled that there’s so much interest in me and these stories, and it’s sort of adding to the workload on the promo side of things, which is detracting from my writing time.
But still, I have made progress and I spent Tuesday reading what I had written for Her Warrior Angel so far over and I’m pretty pleased with it. I’ve totted up a few more words since then (around 7000) and we’re now up to 21283 as of 9am this morning. I have around three more chapters to go, so should be done by early next week, if I can stop my muse from buckling under promo pressure and keep my focus.
I might even finish it off this weekend if I’m not too busy being social online and getting my name around the interweb.
If I really focus, I could finish it by tomorrow evening. That would require 100% focus during my short writing periods though (train to work, lunch, train back from work). Doubt that’ll happen at the moment!
Onwards and upwards.