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.

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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