May 24, 2012

News Flash

Posted in Personal, Writing tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 8:56 pm by Christine Rice

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Well, the bad news is not terribly bad…I’ve just slowed down with my pace of working on my manuscripts. I still have been writing a little each month, but not near the 16,000 words a month that I was doing before. I promise they’ll be published someday! But right now (and for a while) I need to focus on my physical health, and try to improve it, which is a good thing! You can learn more about my experiences with that here: Christine’s Health Blog – Chronicles of Healthy Living. I just want to give you the opportunity to see what I’ve been working on and the reason why I haven’t been writing as much. I believe health and happiness are the two most important aspects of life, so writing must come secondary. I still love to write and that’s why I’m a writer! I just want to confess that my interests have been a bit elsewhere.

Now, it’s time for the good news!

  • I recently returned to Textbroker (ghostwriting website) where I have been working on team projects and applying to more team projects.
  • I am scheduled to participate in another author’s blog tour around July/August, so be on the lookout on this blog for a book review and blog tour schedule for this author, who will remain anonymous until I find out more information.
  • I have been blogging regularly (on my health blog–link above).
  • And I’m increasing the amount of reading I do, in order to write more book reviews.

As far as other areas of my life, I’m expecting some family to stay with me for several days in the beginning of next month. And I’m trying to help my husband (who is diabetic) to live a healthier lifestyle as far as his eating and exercising. I’m also working out six days a week myself, taking care of my furry baby (cat) Tangerine, doing housework and household chores, running errands, spending quality time with my husband, and taking a little time out for relaxing. So, I’ve definitely been busy!

I am still very interested in finishing my two manuscripts that I mentioned above, even though, I admit, writing two manuscripts at the same time is not an easy task! I simply have not had enough time or concentration to sit down and compose pages of prose, but my manuscripts are not forgotten! I’ve come too far with them to just give up. I am determined to finish what I started and publish them!

Thanks for your support in my writing endeavors. Take care everyone, and have a great weekend (starting tomorrow)!

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May 17, 2012

$5 paperback books

Posted in Books tagged , , , , at 9:37 pm by Christine Rice

Hello all!

I sold paperback copies of my books at a cafe from the end of February to the beginning of May and I have a few copies left over. I have 1 copy of Poetry for the Heart, 1 copy of Essays for the Soul, and 3 copies of My Not-So-Ordinary Life and they are only $5 each, which is 50% off the cover price. This is a great opportunity to get a copy of one of my books. Plus, I will ship them to you for Free! If you are interested, email me at christine_rice@charter.net with your mailing address and which book(s) you want. I will issue them according to whomever contacts me first. So if you’re interested, let me know right away, because there are not many copies left.

Thanks for your continued support in my writing!

Christine

May 13, 2012

Doing more freelancing

Posted in Books, Writing tagged , , , , , , , at 8:20 pm by Christine Rice

The freelance writing part of my business has picked up in the last couple of days. I am back at Textbroker doing ghostwriting, which is why I can’t share the details with you, but I’m making pretty good money and greatly enjoying the assignments.

In my books, I’ve written a lot each time I write, but I’m only doing so occasionally. I’ve been working on Freelance Writing Guide the most since the end of April, and I can see the end in sight! I’ve written 17,800 words. My pace has slowed down greatly, but I’m still putting words to paper here and there, so it’s nearing completion. I don’t know how many total words or pages it will be, but I’ve completed 18 out of 30 chapters, so I’m 3/5 finished.

As far as Chronicles of a Troubled Girl, I’ve written 28,000 words, but I’m only 1/5 to completion (as far as the number of journals I have to type and edit. These are approximates, of course. If considering how my progress is going now, I see Freelance Writing Guide being published by the end of this year and Chronicles of a Troubled Girl in 2013. But I’m still aiming for my goal to have them both published in 2012. Who knows? Maybe the writing will pick up. It depends on my muse and motivation.

You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been blogging as much lately. I haven’t been reading and reviewing as much either. Instead, I’ve been social networking and working on my health. You can read more about it on my health blog. The link is also on the right side of the page, if you want to access it in the future.

Have a great day, all! Keep writing and working towards your goals!