This week I finally finished the rough draft of my WIP. I honestly never thought that I would make it this far. I owe a big part of finishing this goal to the readers of this blog. It’s one thing to put a goal on a post it note; it’s quite another to be accountable to real people. As a reward, and for some perspective, I put the manuscript away for the week and worked on other projects. I was hoping to make it to the library and get some good reads to enjoy but family life stepped in and made it impossible. Serious revision starts Monday. I hope to finish the first draft phase in 6-8 weeks.
With the manuscript on the back burner I made time to finish a short story and submit it to Soft Whispers Magazine. Nothing dark this time, thank heavens. I let my mother-in-law read my romance/horror story “Love You to Pieces” and she’s never looked at me the same since. (If you missed it there’s a link in the sidebar).
The blog this week has a bunch of fun entries. Looking back I realize that I didn’t do anything ‘serious’ when it comes to the topic of writing. I’m sure you’ll forgive me. Here’s the list of this week’s posts:
This was my most successful blog week with a record number of page views on Friday, more than doubling by previous best day. I have Rik over at UphillWriting to thank after his glowing review of my blog on Friday. If you haven’t checked out his blog lately go do it, there’s lots of great information about nearly everything writing. He does a great job and is a great resource.
Until next time –