Can It Be? The July is Over Already?

What should I do now?

What should I do now?

Can you believe it? Here it is the end of July already. Already many of us who have children are taking them back to the stores to get their back-to-school clothes. It seems as though summer just started and already we can see some of the leaves on the trees starting to change. Where did the time go?

July’s Affirmation: “I posture for Success”

Finished A Second Draft of a future publication

This month, I have worked diligently on the completion of Book V of the Locket Saga: In The Shadow of the Mill Pond which is a whodunit set in the backdrop of the whiskey rebellion of the 1790s in the then frontier town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I finished adding the final words of the 80k on July 26 which was five days ahead of schedule.

Planning For My Book Launch in August

In addition to adding 30k to my manuscript, I have also been researching about book marketing and have spent the planning for my book launch of my next book Book III of the Locket Saga: A Coward’s Solace. This launch will occur August 29 at 1pm Saturday afternoon at the Oregon County Local Food Producers and Artisans Cooperative.
Much of the work on the launch has been done during the last week of this month. The execution of those plans will occur throughout the month of August.

Planning to Start a Writer’s Club

Another project that I have been working on is that I am getting ready to start a writer’s club here. As far as I know, there are no writer’s clubs in this area and I wanted to be in a writer’s group so I decided that I would start it. I have the place and time set for Monday, August 31 at 7pm also at the cooperative. My major challenge will be getting the word out there so that writers around here will know that this is for them.

Looking ahead to August

In August, I will be implementing the plans I made this month. At the same time, I am going to be fighting one of my biggest fears which is the fear of rejection. Every day in August, I will do at least one small thing that I am afraid to do that is related either to the book launch or the writer’s club meeting.

IMG_8330 final copy

Donna Brown is an ordained minister. As Author Cygnet Brown, she  has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener

She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. which includes When God Turned His Head and Soldiers Don’t Cry, the Locket Saga Continues. Her upcoming book A Coward’s Solace will be available soon. Click here for more information about Cygnet Brown and her books.


  1. Good for you my productive friend. I, on the other hand, have been less productive with regards to writing and much more productive with regards to farming. It’s all good. 🙂

    • 1authorcygnetbrown said:

      And I have been less productive in regards to gardening/farming, I am afraid. I started a garden this spring, but rabbits and armadillos took out everything I had planted.

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