hot outside. This makes about a week straight with the heat index above 100. Whew. A good time to stay inside and visit a lot of blogs for this months IWSG blog hop. Hope you'll join this amazing group the first Wednesday (except Tuesday this month because of the 4th) of every month as we support each other in good times and bad. Find the entire list of participants here. And thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh, the brainchild behind this great idea.
Today's optional question:
What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)?
I think most of us start in this business thinking we're going to published by one of the big publishing houses someday, go on a signing tour, and see our books in every brick and mortar store in the world. It didn't take me long to be disabused of that notion. This business is difficult. I'm happy with my romance publishing career even if I'm with a small press. I still have the goal of getting one of my fantasy novels with a big publisher. I'm not giving up that dream.
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do." Steve Jobs
I have a guest post up over at The Whole Shebang Site where I talk about the science part of science fiction as it relates to my latest series, Survivors of the Apocalypse. I'm promoting the publication of the last book in that series, Exile's Savage Lady. I hope you'll stop by and leave a comment. I really want those ladies to have me back again sometime.
Speaking of promotion, I'm opening up my blog for my fellow writers to promote their work. Every Wednesday except for the first one of the month, I'll have a guest. If you're interested, please email me and I'll send you the details. sgourleyauthor at gmail. I have dates into January of next year.
Some fun facts from The Old Farmer's Almanac;
A group of eagles is called a convocation.
At 12:47 EDT on Thursday, Earth reaches aphelion, which is the point in its orbit farthest from the sun. (Why is it so hot if we're far away?)
First two episodes of Salvation have been great. Somehow they keep making the stakes higher. Except for my other current favorite, The 100, TV is really barren of entertainment right now.
Still keeping up my average of 1,000 words per day on my new WIP. Also, still keeping up with the elliptical at least four days per week. I'm trying to do two days in a row and then one day of rest. I keep cranking up the resistance. My legs feel sore but strong. I'd still rather jog, but my knees scream if I do.
Happy Fourth to my friends in the US of A. Hope you get to spend it cooking out with family and friends. Those are my plans.
Is it hot where you are or can you tell the sun is far away? Are your writing dreams still alive? Did you visit The Whole Shebang?