the writing life

Day Twelve: Moving Forward #DoMagick

Today I started off with a meditation focusing on all the things I wanted to get accomplished. So here’s a list of what I manifested today:

  • Blogs scheduled and 3 of 5 volunteer things done.
  • Falling from Grace is ready to go on Kobo, B&N, Amazon, and in paperback. I do have to do one more upload to correct 4 weird last-minute editing mistakes in Chapter 17 found during the paperback format. So if you pre-ordered on Kindle, look for an update first thing in the morning on the 15th. smh. The rest of the versions are correct. (It’s always something. Ha!)
  • Websites and storefronts updated with changes in reading dates and no more custom orders. I feel better already.
  • I have all the necessary material together and ready to go, to publish a deceased friend’s autobiography this weekend when I meet with her husband.
  • Cleared out a bunch of email.
  • Dealt with some temple membership stuff I’ve been sitting on.
  • Wrote the checks for IRS for 1st quarter taxes.
  • Worked on the second pass of Blackrose Coven. My Patreon readers got to see it raw, first. 🙂  I have to laugh at all the crazy errors dictation adds to my manuscripts. I just need to better train myself to catch them faster. Either that or train Dragon to my decipher my weird accent better. Or both.
  • Did some marketing in the multi-author reader group I’m in, the Fantasy Book Mall. If you like urban fantasy, paranormal, romantic, epic etc… That really is the group to be in. Fun stuff.

The thing I did today that I loved the most was working on the editing pass.  Go figure.  Then I did my meditation after dinner. Cleansed myself, shoved out the negativity and imagined it bowling over the blocks as I pushed it away from me. Crush, crush, crunch.  Had a few moments to have a PM chat with a friend without feeling rushed. Now I think I’m going to turn off this damn computer and go read a book! Something I haven’t had time to do in a few weeks. Catch you all on the flip side!

BTW – I should probably be discussing this work within the framework of my Sorath work, too. Yeah – that’s still going on, but I’m still experimenting and trying to sort my thoughts and notes. I’ll likely be talking about all of that a little more over on the Patreon.

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at

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