Okay. I wrote this entire blog post, then deleted it because I was boring myself. Ha. Instead, I will leave you with a screenshot of the review that inspired my deleted blog post and let you make your own observations.
James – I hope you don’t mind me sharing this but I loved finding your review over on Amazon today.
I just write the stories that haunt me, then cross my fingers and hope that readers might enjoy them. Thankfully some of you do!
Okay! I’m off to the Northwest Chocolate Festival in Seattle. See you on the other side.
I started tracking my books sales by country last May and am exceedingly pleased to have added a bunch more countries in August! I’m getting an education as I add some of these countries to the map. I know the general area of most of them, of course. But pinpointing the exact locations has been an exceedingly cool excerise.
New to the map for August 2015 – Welcome!
Guatemala (reader submitted)
Other countries I sold books in this month – you rock, as always!
<3 Thank you all so, so much for reading!! <3
Previous book sales by country posts
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The muttering and fretting of the crowd grew, but it was just a wash of useless noise. Beau had drilled me with contingency plans, over and over again. I was supposed to call Audrey if we got separated. I was supposed to make it back to the pack if anything ever happened to him.
I cleared the crush of the crowd, but stayed nearby on the grass in the shadow of the brick building. I dug my phone out of my satchel and pulled up Audrey’s contact info.
Except … if I went to Portland that meant I had to just let whatever was happening here happen.
Beau would be pissed. But how long would it even take Audrey to get here? And then what?
I scrolled from the As to the Bs. It was a short scroll. A shallow flick of my thumb. I had a dozen entries total, at most.
I stared down at the contact I’d selected.
– I See You, Oracle 2, Chapter 6, First Draft
I’m currently writing the first draft of I See You (Oracle 2). Life has been crazy – we are moving. Yes, again – but I’m still managing to eke out about 2000 words every day.
Writing – as opposed to brainstorming, which I live and breath – needs fuel and focus. Not enough fuel, and I lose focus quickly. So I try to enforce mini breaks when I feel weary or distracted. I could push through, and I do so when time is crunchy. But it’s better if I don’t. An unfueled MCD is not a pretty sight. Such days usually devolve into ranting, then weeping. Generally over things that do not require yelling or tears.
This is my break today. Only two chocolates remain from my second to last forage at Chocolate Arts. They look at little worn – perhaps they’ve been bashed about in the stash drawer – and I can’t remember what kind they are, but I know I’m going to love every nibble.
ETA: The Chocolate Arts website has helpfully reminded me that I indulged in a Framboise (rectangle) – single origin, intense dark chocolate with fruit and acidic overtones – while writing this blog post. And will luxuriate in a Cleopatra – caramel ganache, surrounding a caramel cream with a roasted organic hazelnut in a dark chocolate shell – right after I hit publish.
What fuels you on a draggy Monday?