Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Putting My Ducks in a Row

Last week I blogged at Magic and Mayhem about how a book release is like the ninth month of pregnancy. Between now and the first of the year, I'm going to be hustling about like a nesting mother-to-be. I'm busy in a way that I never thought I would be, and I'm loving every minute of it. But it also means that blogging here, even one day a week, might be too much for a month or so. I have 20 or so blog posts/interviews to finish for my blog tour, the outline for book 3 is due in November, I'll be working on edits for book 2, and I have a novella due by the end of December. Plus, I have to keep plugging along on a zero draft for book 3. Oh, and did I mention Shaedes of Gray will be releasing in less than 45 days?!?!

I'm really proud of how I've stuck to my schedule this summer/fall. I've blogged twice a week (once here and once at Magic and Mayhem). I've maintained my FB page and Twitter, though I have to say, I'm not the most brilliant or witty of tweeters. I'm starting to realize, though, that I need to back off a bit and get some work done. I won't be gone, though. I'll still be blogging here and there, and my blog tour kicks off in mid-November. And I'm going to have guest bloggers! Yep, you heard me. ;) My friend Cassy is going to be popping in now and again with book reviews and whatnot. I'll be posting a little hello snippet from her next week.

Have you kept to a blogging schedule lately? What works for you? What doesn't?

4 comments:

funny in the 'hood said...

You are one busy woman, Amanda. I think it's great that you are focusing your efforts exactly where they need to be because that book release date will be here before you know it (not to mention all the other things you have on your plate).

And yay for guest posts from Cassy :)

Tracey

Cassidy "Cassy" said...

Amanda!
I am so fargin' proud of you and so terrified for myself!! Just kidding-I'm sure this will be like my last English class with assignments and deadlines. However, here, I get to use lots of asterisks and exclamation points!! I was grossly misunderstood by me teachers!

Shain Brown said...

Keep it up, you are doing awesome. Just remember this is what you have worked so hard for. Congratulations!

lbdiamond said...

Wow, busy lady! A schedule definitely helps. ;)