How was your weekend? Mine was quiet. I got a new writing space! It’s still a work in progress, but it’s MINE!!!
1. So, how did I do last week? My posted goals:
*Revise pages for critique by Thursday for critique chat on Friday. DONE. Had a great chat. Not that many revisions needed (yay!). Had the next batch of pages ready to go.
*Continue work on rough draft for second WIP. Goal: 3,000 words. NAILED IT! I did 3,261! Had a horror story, though. Went to open up the document and it was short nearly 5,000 words. I couldn’t figure out what happened. Well, thanks to technology words were erased. Thankfully, I back up to more than one device and location. I was able to recreate what was lost but it took me two hours.
*Continue working on worldbuilding for Urban Fantasy. Goal: Complete creation of characters, map of Chimeria. The land of Chimeria now has a map! I’m still working on the characters (creatures). The areas on the map also have descriptions and there are towns and places.
2. THIS WEEK’S GOALS:
*Revise pages for critique by Thursday for chat on Friday.
*Continue work on rough draft of Restore, The Alliance Chronicles Book Two. Goal: 3,000 words.
*Continue work on Urban Fantasy worldbuilding. Goal: Finish creating creatures for forest.
*My anthology stories will turn into full-length novels. One of the stories really bugged me over the weekend with how to expand the story. So, I want to write out more of those details this week.
3. A FAVORITE LINE FROM MY STORY OR ONE WORD/PHRASE THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED: Z cupped my cheek. His smoky, dark eyes lingered on mine reflecting my heart’s deepest desires. [More emotion and more details woven into the revised pages.]
4. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED THIS WEEK: All the characters wanted a few moments of my time last week. Even the ones I wasn’t writing about…the anthology characters. The first drafts are with the editors. They have been put to bed for a little while. No. They’ve been coming out in the shower, car rides, dinner, wherever they can raise their little paranormal heads. So, I wrote down some details. Figured they’d shut up. No. I got a full scene running in my head. And, the ones from my first book aren’t any better. They keep wanting me to write specific scenes.
5. SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP: How it’s shaping up. I really had a lot of doubt in the story line and characters when I first drafted it. Working with my critique partner has shown me that my idea is a good story with characters readers will care about.
Well, that’s this week’s update. I’m thrilled to be getting closer to finishing revisions and getting the manuscript to an editor. I’ll make whatever changes need to be made. Get a proofreader involved before it goes to beta readers. Look for that announcement. I will be looking to followers of this blog for possible readers!
Have a great week!
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