2016-07-16 16.02.33Sunday afternoon I grabbed the notebook I’ve been using to write The Squirrels Are Back in the Attic and finished the darned thing. I can easily write a 5k story in a few days. This one was started in June.

Although I failed miserably at Camp NaNoWriMo, generally speaking I do my best work when I have large chunks of time. I was most productive when I was able to write at night, whether for just an hour or for eight, then go to sleep when I felt like it. Hubby did the morning stuff with the kids, and I slept in the mornings. With the move and the new job, he has a different schedule and that no longer works. For now, my writing career has to wrap around whatever the family is doing. Usually, that just means I figure out when to get stuff done in between taking care of everything the hubby and kids need. The tricky part is not to let it completely usurp all my writing time.

The kids go back to school next week. Although I’ll be playing chauffeur, it does mean we will have a regular schedule and there will be several hours every day when I have the house to myself. I need to take advantage of those hours for writing time.

ROW80 goals? There was very little writing outside of Sunday’s binge.

There’s been a LOT of writing-related stuff accomplished.

All Indie writers who want to make a particular story free (a common marketing tactic these days) can do so easily on Smashwords, however it’s not so simple with Amazon. The lowest you can go is 99 cents. They must be persuaded to make it any cheaper.

I have tried a friend’s suggestion and use the “Contact Us” on the Kindle Publishing page, and simply explained “These titles are free on other sites. Could you please make them free on Amazon?”

We’ll see whether it works.

Meanwhile, if you have few minutes and are willing to do me a favor, could you please go to the links below and tell Amazon these four stories are cheaper on other sites? It is much appreciated!


On Amazon:

On Smashwords:

On Barnes & Noble:


On Amazon:

On Smashwords:

On Barnes & Noble:

GRACIOUS: Book 13      ASIN: B01G9KN254

On Amazon:

On Smashwords:

On Barnes & Noble:


On Amazon:

On Smashwords:

On Barnes & Noble

About AmyBeth Inverness

A writer by birth, a redhead by choice.
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4 Responses to Bingewriting

  1. ReGi McClain says:

    That’s where my writing time is, currently: Anywhere it fits with family stuff. :-/ Having the regular schedule of the school year helps.

    Comments left for Amazon. 🙂

  2. nagrij says:

    An idea that could help here: treat each chapter as a break, and revolve stories. So write a chapter in one, then write a chapter in another, etc. It requires some multi-tasking, but when I do it, it keeps me from getting bogged down by keeping the stories fresh. Good luck!

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