Getting a late start this morning. I was distracted by the Blue Origin takeoff. So thrilled that Wally Funk finally got into space. It has been a long wait for her.
Then I rushed in to the computer room and got back to polishing and editing the work I’m trying to finish. I need to make it shorter, but I seem to be adding pages. I might need to set it aside again after this time through and think about it. There’s nothing wrong with a longer book, but most of my others aren’t this long.
Not much going on. I’m in week two of my enforced time off from writing before I go back in to start polishing the book. I’ve cleaned off my desk. I can actually see the wood. I’ve sorted through all my piles and tossed a lot of stuff out, so once I get to next week, I can get back to work.
I hope you and yours all have a happy Independence Day!
Good morning. I’m in a pretty good mood today because the book that would never end finally ended. I typed THE END yesterday. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be ready to read any time soon, because now I will need some time to get away from it. (Read that as, I need to clean up my office.) Then when I can get back to it and look at it with fresh eyes, I can polish and maybe finally send it out to be proofed.
Apparently I forgot to post last week. I didn’t have anything to report, so I guess that’s why. I was also dealing with a broken dishwasher and an appliance company that was slow to deliver.
No news on the Rone award turned into bad news if you can consider not moving on it the finals as bad news. Got the results midweek last week and I wasn’t a finalist. Considering the number of people who write and don’t make it that far, I still consider it a win.
Still plugging along on the book in progress. I think I see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.
Apparently, I forgot to post anything last week. Ooops. Since life has started to open up, I’ve found myself attending social-distanced in-person meetings and I had one that day.
Another thing that’s distracting me is that I’m getting my vegetable garden going, and some days I like playing in the dirt more than inside. Even if we did have an almost freezing night last week. So, I’m trying to balance my writing with my playing outside.
On another note, as an author I read a lot. Well, I read the best most horrifying, frightening, suspenseful novel last week called MOTHER MAY I, by Joshilyn Jackson, one of my favorite southern authors last week. If you like a good page turner, this is one to try. I highly recommend it, and hope you’ll read some of her other books, as well.