The awesome co-hosts for the June 1 posting of the IWSG are SE White, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguire, Joylene Nowell Butler, and Jacqui Murray! It’s another last-minute post for me this week. The first Wednesday of the month seems to come so quickly, sometimes! I’ve been busy–with life, mostly–and well, anyway… that whoosh? It was time getting away from me.
I’m in the process of setting up my bullet journal for the first three months of 2022. My regular readers already know that this is not the place I do art. You do you, but for me, this is an exercise in setting up an organizational plan that works for me, and for my
The awesome co-hosts for the June 2 posting of the IWSG are J Lenni Dorner, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, Lee Lowery, and Rachna Chhabria! Want to join us? Sign up Here! The first manuscript or two I wrote, I really wanted there to be a really solid, concrete answer to this question. Something that
This weekend, I did a nice long inventory of all the work I have in progress, going back to about 2019. It’s a good chunk. It’s also a very fragmented chunk. I have horrific write-to-type ratios (which we all knew) and even worse write to revise ratios. What I didn’t know is just how much
Do you ever run out of really good words for “reanimated corpse?” It seems like I have a hierarchy of risen dead in the project I’m revising, and my vocabulary is coming up a little short. The internet is a wonderful place. Not only do I have friends who are not currently worrying about my
Last day of Nano. I didn’t wind up hitting 50,000. I did come up with a bunch of short stories that wouldn’t have existed, if I didn’t set a November goal. Short stories are much more immediate than a novel. It won’t take me six months to revise short stories and get them out the
I’m working on that revision. You know the one. Time to turn that towering pile of crap into something I wouldn’t mind the neighbors seeing. (There’s also a notebook full of…well… notes to keep me on track.) I’ve been working on getting my stuff together for a while, now. I have my outline, my note
I set up a bullet journal spread to count down the last few queries (about three batches worth) before I hit my next rejection collection milestone. Nothing special. Just a bunch of squares to fill in each time I send something out. I also get a shiny new pip for one of my online writers’
I spent three nights in the tent last week. The low temperature was in the teens, and my high sleep score (Thank you, FitBit.) was 82. That is, I slept “better” in the tent than I usually do in the house. (Possibly because the sleeping bag has a few straitjacket tendencies, so there’s less tossing
I just printed out a manuscript for (yet another) read-through. I don’t know why, but for some reason, this is striking me as being a very big deal. I don’t expect this one to be a big project. After all, it’s already been revised. (Twice.) It’s not even like I haven’t sent it out before.