STATUS REPORT # 106

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Having received the file containing the new edits for “I Kissed a Ghost,” this past week, I’ve been quite busy slowly making all the suggested changes. I’ve already completed the grammar, punctuation, etc. corrections; and have begun the line editing suggestions made by the editor who had worked on my book. In this sort of editing, the editor concentrates on telling authors where they need to consider making chances to enhance and improve the consistency of what they’re saying, enhance what they’re saying and how they’re saying it, as well as the flow of ideas within the storyline. This I quickly began to realize is something which can’t be rushed through as you need to think whether you want to consider the suggestions being made; and then, how you’re going to go about making it. Given the rate I’ve got through the chapters I’ve already done, I envision my being to finish this re-editing process by the end of the month. I just hope I won’t have any other priorities get in the way, like they’ve already done. BTW – as of the writing of this entry, I’m about 20% finished.

My completing the GoodReads reading challenge has fallen behind so much, and with my wanting to complete all my writing endeavors by the end of the year, I’ve decided to reduce my goal from 200 books read/reviewed to 150. I extremely doubt I’ll be moving these endeavors into the next step of self-publishing, that of being edited, due to the lack of funds, especially since I’ve already gone into a little debt with this editing. If anyone is interested in helping me raise the funds I need, and if you’ve got KINDLE Unlimited, just download my book of 100 Flash Fictions, “Micro Fiction – An Anthology,” and go through the book. If you can leave a review, it would also be greatly appreciated as well.

STATUS REPORT # 105

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Due to my involvement with several endeavors, I haven’t really read/reviewed any books for the past 6 – 8 weeks. In addition, during the past month [May 8th – June 7th] I only read eight books, which coincided with Amazon not making any changes to its Reviewer Ranking. So, now I’ve got 534 books reviewed on Amazon with an Amazon Reviewer Ranking of 2,258. When I check GoodReads for this year’s reading challenge, I’ve only read/reviewed 70 books out of my goal of 200 books for 2017; which according to GoodReads makes me 17 books behind schedule. This will now cause me to concentrate most of my efforts in the reading/reviewing of books.

What I did during most of this time had come to get the funds I need to have my debut romance novel, a MG/YA paranormal novel, “I Kissed a Ghost,” totally re-edited. Although I didn’t have all the necessary funds in place, I’m having it done anyway; which is why I’ve removed this book from being available on Amazon in all of its formats.

After taking a few days simply to rest, I’m back; and one of first things I’m doing is getting the word out that I’ll be donating a portion of the royalties I received for my second book, “Micro Fiction – An Anthology” for June 2017  to a local animal where my dear OH and I had adopted a cat to replace the second of our two previous cats; this one had died at the age of 20 [and had been diabetic for over 7 years.]

If anyone is interested in supporting me in this endeavor, here’s the link for the book. The book is available as a paperback, KINDLE, and KINDLE Unlimited [and I received royalties for each of these formats]. I would appreciate any support you can give.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QH15K4M

Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back to completing my manuscript of my adult Contemporary romance, “His Darkest Secret,” which is about 85% completed. I’m in no real rush as I would need to get the financing for the editing, etc to get it self-published. Once this manuscript is completed, it’s on to my MG/YA Urban Fantasy entitled “The Secret of the Well,” which is a stand-alone sequel to “I Kissed a Ghost.”

None of this includes any of the endeavors, my erotic self, is working on. In the end, I can only pray for an upsurge in the sales of my books, or win several lottery drawings where I don’t have to pay any taxes.

Regardless, I love writing romance and interacting with my followers, since this gives me, as a Senior Citizen [66], something to do each day besides watching cable most of the day with my dear OH with whom I’ve been married for 23 years [no children = 😦 ]

Here’s hoping you’re having a GREAT WEEKEND with your families.

 X O X O X

Robin Leigh Morgan

ROBIN LEIGH MORGAN’S PROMOTIONAL/MARKETING IDEAS #19

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If you have a blog, and you should. I’ve got “sister” blog sites, namely Blogspot.com and WordPress.com, where I post the same entry each time I post something; the reason being some readers prefer one over the other.

When you decide to post something, try to stick to the same set of topics; usually topics which readers of your genre [target audience] might find interesting. Which is something you need to do on a regular on-going basis, something which I’ve been negligent in doing myself; and the topics you chose to post should be able to connect to your potential readers and attract/hold their interest.

HAIKU HORIZONS #11 – SUBMIT

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As I promised, I’m beginning to post the type of entries I used to. This week’s prompt for the Haiku Horizons site is “SUBMIT” [https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com] and here are my three Haiku response endeavors:

April 15 here

Time to pay all our taxes

No pay, go to jail

Finally, a job

Must submit self to all rules

Or get fired again

I enter contests

I submit the needed forms

But I never win

A MEMORIAL DAY FLASH FICTION

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The following is a Five Sentence Fiction I wrote back in November 2013 for Veterans Day in response to the prompt of “LETTERS” given to followers of a now defunct website “Five Sentence Fiction”

SADNESS IS CONTAGIOUS

LEslie sat in the den of her home crying.

The tears which came flowing over her cheeks weren’t ones of sadness, they were ones of the bittersweet remembrances she got as she read the LETTERS which her then future husband had sent her during his first assignment in the Middle East.

TEresa, Leslie’s daughter, sat by her mother’s side trying to console her, but to no avail.

Reluctantly Teresa started to read the LETTERS herself to see the reason for her mother’s dismay.

Sadness became infectious because these LETTERS allowed her to get to know the father she never knew, as she fell victim to the words in the LETTERS as well.

Your comments would be appreciated.

The above Flash Fiction is one of the 100 Flash Fictions contained in my book “Micro Fiction – An Anthology.” No link is being given as this is being given as an informational purpose.

STATUS REPORT # 104

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AT LONG LAST my new computer is FINALLY up and running like a charm. I just added my last missing program the Adobe Reader late last night [Thursday, May 25th].

 

My KINDLE for PC reader APP how has its library totally restored and I can get back to my reading/reviewing of book; and according to GoodReads reading challenge I’m now 11 books behind schedule to meet my goal of 200 books by the end of year. Which means I’m going to have to put my reading speed into high gear.

 

Not having worked on neither of my two current WIPs means a quick re-read so I can get up to speed. I’m going to first work on my adult Contemporary romance. “His Darkest Secret” which if everything goes well, and provided I’ve raised enough funds, I’d love to start the self-blished by the end of August of this year.

 

With the above off my mind for the time being, I can begin to return to a routine of posting entries for the categories I’ve done in the past.

 

And lastly I really need to coordinate everything I’ve got to do with my steamier, erotic side, my “daughter”, Kathryn Heart as she has different things on her plate as well.  

 

 

 

STATUS REPORT # 103

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The last two weeks has been one heck of a time.

 The mouse and keyboard for my computer kept on dying and then came back to live as I was trying to do stuff.  It got so bad I went and bought a new computer. And with my luck I’ve got issues trying to use it. The major problem now is both EXCEL an WORD the writing is white on black; WORD isn’t that bad as it appears to be easier on the eyes, but with EXCEL I’ve lost the colors I’ve been using as I add data. I don’t know what’s going to happen when I copy and post this entry on my blog. The issue is if I’m ready to self-publish my next endeavor, I don’t know whether the file I would be sending will look the same when the recipient receives it or whether it would the normal black on white. Hoping all this will be resolved when I contact DELL this evening.

With my “daughter’s” release of “her” first erotic endeavor,”Haiku Becomes Erotic,” I had to spend time with its promotion which included a dismal RaffleCopter with no real responses. Behind the “two of us” there’s several WIPs being work on: My major one is an adult Contemporary romance entitled “His Darkest Secret”; and her first shape-shifting, BDSM novella entitled “The Transformation.” Our other WIPs include; my MG/YA Urban Fantasy entitled “The Secret of the Well”; and “her” second volume of 250 erotic haikus,
“she” also as a second erotic novella in mind which a sketch of storyline plot points that want to be reached.

The THUNDERCLAP I was attempting – – – FAILED. I need to think of my next promotional attempt I should use to help raise the funds necessary to get my adult contemporary edited and then to get it self-published which includes paying for a cover to be designed.

The best way, if anyone is in helping me raise the funds I need is to download my books as a KINDLE Unlimited and go through the entire book, this way I get can funds and it doesn’t cost anyone any money, which is the last thing I want to.

Here’s the link for my two books:

https://www.amazon.com/Robin-Leigh-Morgan/e/B00BWXT4VU

One of the things I haven’t done is any reading/reviewing of a single book since May 7th, and late last night, May 17, 2017 I finally began reading a new book. Hopefully I’ll be able to get my reading/reviewing of books back into my daily schedule of things to do. I can’t tell you how grateful my dear supportive OH leaves me alone so I can do all my stuff. 

Have a BLESSED DAY today and weekend with your families.

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