Thursday, July 23, 2015

On the Road (and a super fast "Do You Have Goals?" update)

A picture shot with a simple camera through the windshield of our car last summer.


Both metaphorically and literally, I'll be on the road over the next month.

On some days, I'll be right here in my house on a revision journey of epic proportions with breaks for walks, bike rides, and family. For a sneak peek at what's ahead:

This cover is for the first semester e-book and I might be tweaking it.


The Third Book in the Trilogy



On other days, I'll literally be on the road to the Junior Nationals for Flat-Water Sprint Kayaking and Canoeing near San Diego, CA. My daughters will be competing and hope to make finals and maybe even earn medals.
We'll do some touring around on the way there and back. In fact, we'll be stopping for the 7th Annual NW Book Fair in Portland, OR on July 25th, so if you live near there - come visit. :) I'll be there with my books.



During this road trip (both literal and literary), I might or might not post some pictures via instagram, facebook, or twitter, or I might just sink into a no-internet zone completely.

In any case, I won't be blog-posting for a whole four to five weeks. It's kind of scary but necessary. I don't like posting when I can't return visitor comments, and since I won't be online long enough to return comments, then I just won't post.

But, I'll be back. :)






For a quick look at Flat-water Spring Kayaking and Canoeing, I recommend this short video that was recently taken at a race in Seattle, WA. (Yes, I've shared this one before in a previous post.)





ADDED LATE - Super fast "Do You Have Goals" Update:
1. Writing and revision work is happening, slowly.
2. Short story writing submissions, and rejection/acceptance is going good. I completed my Write 1 Sub 1 goals and I've had a few acceptances for hint fiction stories. Check out: "Extra Long Cape" and "Watch Out!" - my two tiny hint fiction stories at 7x20 (twitter fiction publisher). More are coming out today and tomorrow with 7X20.
3. Life is pretty good. Exercises goals about halfway to where I want them to be: 35 miles of biking and 20 miles of walking.
4. There's more goal stuff, but not enough time to report. I'll do a "end of summer" show down at the end of August.

37 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope you sell a lot of books!
I don't like to post when I can't comment either. We'll miss you.

randi lee said...

I'll miss you, too! Love your posts. I understand, I also don't like to blog when I can't comment...one of the reasons for my multiple hiatus moments this year!

Michelle Tran said...

Such great things happening! Enjoy all your travels!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks for understanding, Alex!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I understand that. Thanks for your encouragement!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Michelle!

Cherie Reich said...

I hope you have a great time with everything! I love how the sword glows in Champion's Destiny.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Cherie!

Murees Dupé said...

I hope you have a great time. May you sell a lot of books. Good-luck to your daughter as well. Wishing you the best.

Maurice Mitchell said...

It'll be a long 4 to 5 weeks for your readers but it's worth it I'm sure. I hope your family does well at the nationals!

Maria Zannini said...

Wherever you are, I hope you have a grand time. See you on the flip side.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Murees!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Maurice!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Maria! See you then!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I hope your daughters do well in the competition. I'd say just completely unplug. Then you won't have to worry about it. Or be tempted.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Have a fun, busy, wonderful summer!

Christine Rains said...

What a busy month! Have tons of fun. :)

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

ooh sounds AWESOME...enjoy!! and love that cover :) good luck to your girls!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I'm thinking of doing just that, Diane. Thanks for the encouragement!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Annalisa!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Christine!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thank you, Beth!

Tara Tyler R said...

i know you will enjoy your time off - look at all you'll be doing! holy cow!
congrats on the books, especially champions! woo hoo! here's to your travels!
bon voyage!

Milo James Fowler said...

Enjoy your "break" -- as always, you've got plenty on your plate!

cleemckenzie said...

You've got a jam-packed few weeks ahead. Wish the Portland event had been in June. I was there! Good luck. Tell us what happened when you return. Oh, and stay in the kayak!

Jack said...

I kind of fell apart at the cover and everything else passed in a delightful blur so I can't safely say what the rest was about. BUT THERE IS A COVER AND I AM SO HAPPY!!! It is so pretty and I'm excited now more than I was and I've been excited for it since I finished book two!!!

Ernest Blair said...

Wow... This is Awesome. Love the place.... Kayaking is really wonderful. Thanks for stopping me here.


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Crystal Collier said...

Have an awesome time with your road trip and book signing! I've tried to figure out how to coordinate book stuff with family stuff, and came up with a total fail. Too many kids I suppose. Meh! They're worth it.

Chemist Ken said...

Enjoy your time away. It's always good to take a break now and then. See you in a couple of weeks.

Yolanda Renee said...

Have a wonderful time and I mean that for when your writing/rewriting/ editing too! See you when you get back!

Misha Gericke said...

Good going. Have a wonderful time! :-)

Carrie Butler said...

Be safe and have fun! :)

ruthlivingstone.net said...

Sounds like a wonderful road trip. Enjoy :)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Sounds like you're doing great on your goals. Good luck with all you've got going on. Cool about the competition!

Karen Lange said...

Sounds like this road trip is going well! Hope you continue to enjoy the sights, sounds, and accomplishments. :)

Jay Noel said...

Been enjoying your pics on FB. Enjoy!!!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Safe trip. The photo is stunning. It's so different than what I see out my window.