New Release: The Daily Prompt 2017: July

The Daily Prompt 2017: July edition is out on Amazon.com.  This ebook contains all the prompts available for July, and it is designed to help you write every single day of the month.

What Are You Reading?: June 17th

I changed up the title a little, mostly because a lot of the nonfiction books that I have lined up to read have titles that are about a mile long, and I could not find a way to list them in the title without truncating said title so much that you could not determine what book I was talking about.  Anywho…

I finished up last week’s books sometime around Wednesday, and I spent the next two days thinking of ways to apply those techniques to my writing process for a week or two to see if they added to my production or subtracted from it.  I will start testing those on Monday, when my writing routine picks back up.  (I rarely write on the weekends.  I use Saturday and Sunday to schedule announcements, format books, make book covers, and so on.)

This week, I will be reading Successful Self-Publishing:  How to Self-Publish and Market your Book in Ebook and Print by Joanna Penn and Fat Girl Hiking by Juniper Shaw.

I chose Joanna Penn’s book because I am beginning to up my game when it comes to publishing, both nonfiction and fiction, and I needed more information on how to make my adventure as successful as possible.  I love her podcast, and I listen to it as often as I can.  Especially when I need the inspiration to get off my behind and get to work.

Fat Girl Hiking is a review request from a brand-new author.  Juniper asked me to read her book and leave an honest review almost a month ago, and due to school getting out, kids in general, and life, well, I haven’t gotten to it yet.  So I am adding that to my reading list for this upcoming week.

What are you planning to read this week?

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New Release: The Daily Prompt 2017: June Workbook

The Daily Prompt 2017: June Workbook is now available for purchase!  This publication is designed for writers who prefer to write to their prompts directly in the book.  Each prompt has two pages, lined front and back, for you to write out your prompt response or to begin making notes on a larger project.  This paperback is currently only available at Amazon.

What Are You Reading?: Outlining Your Novel & 5,000 Words per Hour

This week, I am pulling two more of my nonfiction books off the shelf to read.  I won’t be on-the-go so much this week, so I will probably finish them much more quickly than I finished last week’s books  (which I finished up at 5 AM this morning).

I have had several people recommend that I read Chris Fox’s 5,000 Words Per Hour from his Write Faster, Write Smarter series, since I am such a nut for keeping up for my word count.  Hopefully, once I read this, I will be able to get my daily word count up, and hopefully, that word count will be high on the fiction-side of what I write.  I have been working on too much nonfiction lately.

I grabbed K. M. Weiland’s Outlining Your Novel simply because I was trying to outline a novel, and it was not going well, so I grabbed one that had good, positive reviews that sounded like it worked with my writing process.  We will see, though.

So, those are the two books on my reading list this week.  If I remember to, I will update my two read books on my Goodreads profile (which I tend to neglect), and I will have reviews for those written as soon as I can.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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