Dawn Montgomery

Edits and Things

In #amwriting on August 22, 2013 at 7:27 pm

My Writing Work in Progress and #ROW80 update


Last week’s goals:

  1. Hidden Confection completed. Done! Starting edits this week!
  2. Last Rites Waiting on a final fact verification from my Alaska State Trooper contact. The moment I have the go ahead on the protocol I used at the end (or an alternative), I’m good to go. Sitting on standby until then. 
  3. Feral Hunger edits. I’m not in a rush with this one as I have some in depth changes that need to be made. My goal is to make it through a chapter every three days or so. I’ll pour more of my energy into it once the kids are back in school and I can focus with less interruption. Slow start as expected. No worries, though. It’ll come. 🙂 
  4. Voodoo Carnival continue at 500 words a day (equates to a scene every couple of days or a chapter every four or so). It’s working for me, and anything working is going to stay that way. LOL. Until it’s not. 😉 Voodoo took a side trek while I was working on the other two books. I’m back to it again this week. 🙂 

New Goals: 

  1. Finish Hidden Confection and have it off for submission
  2. Finish and submit Last Rites.
  3. Feral Hunger edits. The kids go back to school on the 26th so I expect to hit this one hard soon.
  4. Voodoo Carnival. Back to 500 words a day.
  5. Dragon. This week begins my latest WTF Dragon book.
  6. Carter’s Legacy. My contemporary romance I’m polishing up for Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest. I need to get started on edits.

Cool things that happened this week: 

  • Finished Hidden Confection.
  • Attended the Savvy Authors Summer Symposium. Learned so much! It continues through the weekend. 😀 I found their maximizing efficiency and managing multiple pennames workshops especially helpful. They have several on platform building and marketing. The ongoing pitches are pretty amazing too.
  • Received an amazing message from my first editor. I’d given her one of my recent books to read (as I always have! She keeps telling me not to and buys them anyway, but this is the lady who encouraged me to keep writing!). She was ecstatic. Lately she’d found most of the books she read to be boring and predictable, and worried that paranormal romance was dead. I think I completely recharged her love of the genre. She was over the moon and I was so happy. I even did the “I still got it” dance. 😀 You never forget your first, you know. LOL! To know she still loves what I write after all these years…yeah. Incredible feeling. 😀

Now it’s back to work for me. Have an awesome week!

I’m part of a fantastic group called A Round of Words in 80 Days, and if you’d like to see how everyone else is doing, check out the list HERE.

Would you like to be a part of our writing challenge? Check out the rules HERE.

Keep Writing!


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