Monday, February 27, 2017

Anxious Author

Yes, I'm anxious. Very anxious. I finally bit the bullet and decided to submit my books for print. So, I submitted the files yesterday, and now I wait.

I understand that even with professional editing and proofreading, nothing is "perfect". Trust me, I know from reading many, many books. I also understand all my readers are not going to be English majors. I'll keep you all posted.

My blog posts may be a little few and far in between for a couple of weeks. Once I receive the proof files, I'll be submerged in looking them over. Did I mention I submitted 5 books? Well, I did. I'm also working on editing another book. (And the day job never ends.)

I'm not a drinker (well...not an every day drinker), but this may be the day I partake in the celebration. Happy National Kahlua Day, y'all!

And if you're into strawberries, it's your day to celebrate. Happy National Strawberry Day! With the weather we've been having down south, it's a wonder the strawberries (along with everything else) aren't producing year round.

Hope the remaining days of February are kind to you all.

Author Savannah Rose

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Goody, Goody, Gumdrops

What!? Yes! Today you have permission to eat as many gumdrops as you want...or you can. Happy National Gumdrop Day everybody!

Oh, yes. This is an actual day of celebration for some. If I wasn't married, I'd definitely celebrate. And just a side note for those happy couples not eligible to actually participate the true reason for this national holiday: Chocolate is 50%-75% off today! (You're welcome.)

This week is crazy for me. Deadlines approaching at the day job AND for my writing job.

Wishing you a Happy Hump Day and a wonderful remaining week.

BTW...What type of deadline(s) are staring you directly in the face today? Care to share?

Author Savannah Rose

Monday, February 13, 2017

Reset Button Pressed

Let's just say, I'm glad this past week is over and today I pressed the Reset button.

Not to bore you with details, here's a brief summary: 2 days out of work due to IBS flare up, 2 recall service appointments for Lola (my car), CPAP machine training and pickup, ending with a routine teeth cleaning in which I was told I now need two crowns. To ice that crazy cake, everything (other than the IBS attack) was scheduled on Friday--the one day I only have to work for 4 hours at my day job.

BUT...this is a new week. New goals. Sunday, I finished the final read through on "Bobby Jo". So, over the next 5-7 days my goal is to put the edits in, run spellcheck, and format the manuscript to get this 5th novel of mine ready to publish on Smashwords.

Once this novel is out there for everyone to read, it will complete what I'd set out to do by republishing the novels I once was too scared to have published at retailers (remember...bad reviews). Now, next novels.

With that in mind, I think I'll celebrate...

That's correct. Today is the day to organize your files and folders, delete junk files, delete duplicate files, and delete old files and programs not being used.

All this work can build up a mighty hunger, so indulge with a large plate of tortellini. "Why?" you may be asking.

You guessed it!

How was your week? Did you press the reset button today in hopes to put the last seven days behind you? Happy Valentine's Week everyone!

Author Savannah Rose