Oops it's Thursday!

winterstorm

Sorry for the delay in posting this AM. Did you ever know it was Wednesday but forget the significance of Wednesday being that you need to draft a blog post for Thursday?

I could blame the migraine on Tuesday. Every time I take the medication, it reboots my mind in weird ways. But I might have been distracted by the fear of losing power during the crazy snow and ice storm that swallowed CT.

I needed to bathe both Emerson and myself. Luckily, we didn’t lose power, but it consumed my thoughts yesterday as I raced to get things done.

Anyway a little update on things…

We got about 14 inches of snow here yesterday and then a lovely coating of ice. I didn’t venture outside.

It looks like the Wadsworth Atheneum event is definitely on for Saturday–the storm isn’t supposed to come in until Sunday. So yay! I’ll be there from 10 am- 3pm selling books and photography from the book.

I’ve been practicing my reading for the Ladies’ Night Out event at theย Whittemore Public Library in Naugatuck on 2/12 from 6:30-8:00 pm too. It comes in at anywhere from 4 minutes to 4 mins and 30 seconds. Nicely under my 5 minute time limit.

I’m really excited for the Tucson Festival of Books–I can’t believe it’s only 5 weeks away. They set me up withย an author page–silly but these things thrill me!

I’m planning a trip to Wisconsin this summer. Dates haven’t been set yet, but it looks like late July to early August–I will be in Butternut for Pioneer Days and Park Falls for Flambeau Rama.

I’m going to try to line up library talks during the weekdays and do a mini book tour of Wisconsin. ย If you know any libraries who are looking for free author talks or free workshops, let me know. I plan to reach out to the ones that carry my book over the next couple weeks too.

I’m finalizing the end of the outline for Six Train’s sequel. It came together better than I realized.

I feel like I should be able to put it aside this weekend and switch to revising my newest manuscript. That should take me into the spring workwise. It’s anywhere from 8-10 weeks of work. I won’t know until I dive into my betas’ comments.

I have 44 reviews on Amazon for Six Train! Woohoo! Six more reviews and I will reveal three things about the sequel.

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36 Responses to Oops it's Thursday!

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    And here I thought you were winding down your travels. You’ve still got a lot ahead of you! Exciting doings though. Good luck with it all. (Not that you’ll need it. You’ve got this stuff down!)

    • LOL. I did for November, December and January. ๐Ÿ™‚ February is just 2 local events. I don’t like to travel in the winter. I am trying to keep Six Train visible but still get my writing done–constant tug of war. Thanks! Luck is always needed.

      • Carrie Rubin says:

        Yes–‘constant tug of war’ it is. Funny, my Internet was down until now, and though I did a few things on my iPad using 3G (like read your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ ), I gave up because it was so slow. Then I managed to make good headway in my WIP. Funny how productive we can be when the social media’s turned off. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Yatin says:

    There have been Thursdays that have given false Friday feeling!
    Midweek is pretty much mundane for me.
    Btw: That patio table is very sturdy and storm proof too!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • LOL. I don’t know why I it slipped my mind. I’m usually very good at this. I think I forgot to put it on the to-do list. And if it’s not there, there’s no chance of it getting done. Seriously. And we have another storm this weekend. We are really going to test the sturdiness. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. More snow! You all have had enough already. I’m happy to hear your Wadsworth event is still a go. I’m excited to read about you revising our newest manuscript…I hope it’s the one I think it is. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yes. This has been a very new England winter. ๐Ÿ™‚ Me too! I put a lot of time into the photos and figuring out how to incorporate the Living Art theme. LOL. The newest manuscript is a YA contemporary fantasy. I wrote it in 2012 and had it beta read this past year. I am weirdly protective of the title. It’s the third series of books I’ve started writing.

  4. That photo makes me shiver! And takes me back to my roots. ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats on your growing number of reviews, Kourtney — well deserved!

    • We have another storm coming too. 3 in less than a week. ugh. Really feeling Ethan Frome out here. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks August–you completely blow me away with your numbers. And give me a great idea of what to aspire toward. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Elle Knowles says:

    Loved the book – Six Trains. Mentioned it on my blog post this morning. Can’t wait for a sequel!

    • Thanks so much Elle! ๐Ÿ™‚ Really appreciate you taking the time to write a review on Amazon too. I can’t wait to get drafting it–hoping for late spring/early summer.Just got to get another project off my plate.

  6. Some days I lose track of it all too ๐Ÿ˜€ Way to go with all the reviews, hon!!

    • Yeah sometimes my mind notices but misses that next step of what must be done before Thursday. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks. I’m really lucky that people have taken the time to write reviews. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. EllaDee says:

    Thursday snuck on on you… February snuck up on me.
    And oh, your weather, the upside is it’s good for keeping your attention on practical matter. I’m excited to hear you’re working on the end of the outline for Six Trainโ€™s sequel ๐Ÿ™‚

    • LOL. I guess that’s worse. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nothing like being trapped indoors to get the work done. Me too. I wanted to start drafting but I think I can revise far quicker than I draft and I’d like to have another project move up in the queue. Haven’t looked at that book in a year. About time I work on it.

  8. I heard you guys got whalloped with this latest storm. Winter’s giving nobody any breaks this year. Amazing how quickly you worked through the Six Train sequel outline. When you’re hot, you gotta run with it.

    • Yeah it was quite a bad one. The snow got coated in ice at the end which makes it super slippery even days later. Nope. You guys have it far worse in the midwest though. Aw thanks! 3 months felt kind of slow to me. I’ve drafted a YA manuscript in 6 months. But Six Train seems to be the hardest series I’ve written to date. So I give myself more leeway on this one.

  9. That’s a lot of snow and we haven’t even had a flake of it this year! Good to see you’re still generating so much interest with the book Kourtney, though I know it’s largely down to all your hard work promoting.

  10. 4amWriter says:

    We had a snow day on Wednesday, and I got an extra 4 hours of writing time because of it. As much as I am eager for spring, I do appreciate the unexpected free time winter provides!

    • Snow days are great like that when you have a day job. ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats of being so productive. I do like that there is a constant negator of any desire to step outside—between the icey driveway and the cold air, I prefer my computer’s company.

  11. Pete Denton says:

    Downer with the migraine. As a fellow sufferer I know how much they can take out of you and the woozy after effects.

    Part of me is jealous about the volume of snow you’ve had. I do like a deluge of snow when I don’t have to go out in it!

    Great that you’re planning a tour of the places in your book. Sounds like a great tour to make. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yeah they stink. Loud noise and stress are my biggest triggers. So after 5 hours at a museum on children’s day, I have another one. Yeah the pills make me stupid for a day or two. LOL. Snow is lovely when you can stay indoors. I went there last summer too! This summer hoping to hit a few more places in Wisconsin. Fingers crossed it all works out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Chris Edgar says:

    Sounds like you are definitely staying busy and that you enjoy going to conventions — does the travel and speaking schedule ever get to you, or is it always exciting? Maybe it takes attention off the migraines, I imagine. Anyway, looking forward to hearing more about your travels.

    • It depends on how frequent and far the travel is. One out of state trip every month or two is great. 3 in a week is going to make me a bit crazy. LOL. No, usually too much stress triggers them. Thanks! I am excited to see Tucson in March. And Wisconsin in the summer. The best part of traveling is getting to connect with readers and hear what they think about the book. The worst part is all the scheduling and coordinating and weirdly feeding myself 3 times a day becomes such a pain.

      • Aquileana says:

        Hey Kourtney…
        Oh well the 14 inches snow picture is pretty stunning!
        I wish you the very best with the Ladiesโ€™ Night Out event and I am sure youยดll reach the 50 reviews very soon … It seems you are having lots on things & projects ahead; go get them !!!. Cheers, Aquileana ๐Ÿ™‚

        • It is so pretty to look at. Not so nice to be surrounded by. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Thank you! I hope we have a wonderful fun-filled evening! I hope so, that will be a great milestone to hit! Always have several things in the air at any given time. When one of them works out, it feels great.

          Hugs,
          K

  13. TBM says:

    14 inches of snow and then ice. I wouldn’t leave the house either. Sorry to hear about the migraine. Congrats on all the reviews. That’s awesome!

    • I’ve had two spine surgeries so I rarely go out in snow and ice. It’s just not worth the risk. Thanks. They are rough. I’m lucky I found a medication that works. The side effects are just part of the deal. I’m very lucky to have readers who really enjoy the book!

  14. Sheila says:

    I’m jealous of all that snow just because I really need more snow days to finish revising once and for all. It should be nice and hot in Wisconsin over the summer anyway. Hope you had fun with that Emerson bath! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • LOL. I am lucky that I get to stay inside all winter. I got a great outline done for the sequel. And I feel really jazzed about revising the next manuscript. I hope you get a few more snow days–Friday might be one. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL. I love Wisconsin–the nicest people I’ve ever met are all there. ๐Ÿ˜‰ He’s so funny. We have a stand up shower and I say, get in the shower. And he walks in. I’m ofc in my bathing suit. He hates water in his face, but otherwise he’s a good boy during bath time.

  15. jmmcdowell says:

    Boy, Tucson sounds heavenly this winter! ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t been there in ages, but I remember it fondly. This winter has already overstayed its welcome as far as I’m concerned, and I hope your weekend event will go off without any hitches. Your dedication even in the face of migraines is amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I know. I’m so glad I planned it last year! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Especially after this winter. I miss the Southwest. I lived in San Diego two years and roadtripped everywhere. It was awesome. I am so tired of snow. I hate it. Aw thank you. I know my triggers and I know what I need to avoid. It’s just not always easy to control everything around me. I try to think of them as punishment for overusing my mind. Sort of like a bad muscle cramp. Except it’s my brain.

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