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Is is REALLY time for Round 2? Seriously? It seems like just yesterday….

Anyway, I’ve tried to find a doable word count goal. I’ve done those in the past, and I’ve done time goals. Daily goals, weekly goals, on and on. It’s so hard to find a good fit. Then I saw these spreadsheets. Word Count Spreadsheets. How can you not love a spreadsheet with Sam and Dean? I have my own word count spreadsheet, but these spreadsheets are full of awesome! And if you’re more into fantasy, check out THESE. It got me thinking about a MONTHLY word count. That way, if I have a bad week, I can still make up for it with a good week. I’m going to give that a shot and try for 15,000 words per month. The spreadsheets have all kinds of bells and whistles, letting you know how you’ve done, what you still need to do, percentages, etc. This website is also where I got my word count meter.

Now on to another thing. I have an idea for a…hmmm, what shall we call it? Cozy mystery? Romantic mystery? There will be a romance and a murder mystery. There will be food involved. And it will be okay, because it’s part of what the shero does, so no one can say I’m talking about food too much. I’m looking at you, Pink Hammer. Bwa ha ha. And this is where I have to decide if I’m going to use Lauralynn or my real name or another pen name. I’ve been seriously thinking about creating a publishing company so I can publish under that imprint for two different names. The only drawback to doing this is that I would need to buy my own ISBN numbers instead of letting Smashwords (for ebooks) and CreateSpace (for print books) assign the ISBN, which would show those two entities as publishers. I would like some opinions and feedback on this. If I understand the process correctly, you have to have one ISBN for print and another for ebooks. But I THINK you can use the same ISBN number for the ebooks at all retailers. You just can’t use the same one for e and for print. Is this correct?

So that’s all for now. I would love to hear your comments!

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I started a story for ROW80, and I’ve just been frustrated with it. I’ve written on it two days, and it was all I could do to get my 700 words out each day because I just wasn’t enjoying it. I had no idea where I wanted this story to go other than this vague thing in my head. But this morning, an idea for another story hit me and it just started flooding my mind. I knew exactly where this one was going. THIS is the story I was meant to write, NOT the one I was struggling with. And most of you know I have a lot of trouble figuring out a title for my books. The title to this one came almost immediately after the idea. I’m going to do a search and see if there are other books with the same title, but even if I find some, I’ll probably stick with it. Because there are LOTS of books out there with the same title. I said I wasn’t going to do another vampire story in the near future and that I was going to stick to ghosts. But a vampire got into my head and said “You have to write about me. Now!” So I have no choice. This is SO exciting. I haven’t been this pumped up about a story since Haunted Lake! Woohoo!

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