IY: Mah Plans 24/08/15

Wow . . . I know it’s a leap of faith, this writing for a living lark, but some days are so bright and sunny, while others look like the end of the road. There’s no in between with me! Maybe that’s more a reflection of me and my personality than anything happening in the writing world?

. . . naaaaaaaah! 😉

Actions Last Week

~Send x3 review requests for ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’
Four. I felt guilty so I did an extra one. But . . . I’m done now. This process is far too time consuming for what I’m getting from it. I need to find a better way. Also, at least five of the people who told me they could’t review, but were happy to post promo pieces, are yet to do so. I wouldn’t mind, except the deadlines they set for doing so have passed. Makes me cross. So . . . alternatives. *puts on thinking cap*

checking off feedback~Work through feedback on first section of ‘Dead And Alive, Episode Two,’ fresh from the PWG
Sorted. The piece sings now and I’m more than ready to read them the next piece. Not sure when I’ll get to though, as DSB is in the chair this week and she prefers not to read when doing so. Meh . . . we’ll see.

~Work through the rest of ‘Episode Two’ in preparation for reading at PWG
Completed in hard copy this morning. I still need to transfer it back to Scrivener and do a lil bit of cleaning before reading, but the hard(est) bit is done for now. Let’s see what they make of it, eh? 😉

Activities For This Week

  • Transfer deep edits of ‘Dead And Alive, Episode Two’ back to Scrivener
  • Finalise ‘Dead And Alive, Episode Two’ cover art
  • Chase DaveJ re updates on WTRE cover art


I won’t lie, I’m a little upset at how little impact review requests are making, but the advice hear over and over seems to be relevant here: ‘the best advert for a front list is a back list. The best advert for a back list is a front list.’ The takeaway message here?

Keep writing!

I’d never intended to stop, but reminding myself of the fact takes the edge off and allows me to smile when what I really want to do is punch pillows and stuff my face with chocolate (bad Illy!).

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Credit: Moi

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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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