Friday, May 15, 2009

Weekly Update

I didn't get much measurable stuff done this past week. Only about 2000 words written on EQ and one short chapter rewritten for Nano.

Despite the puny progress, though, I feel like I accomplished a lot. I finally got off my ever-widening ass (EWA) and started querying again. Hence, yesterday's marathon synopsizing. As much as I hate doing it, I'm glad I did. Re-reading the Cliff's Notes version of my story makes me even more convinced it deserves to be published. No plot holes, no plot flaws, and the story is pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.

And that one short chapter I rewrote in Nano? Well, that sucker has been giving me fits since I wrote it, but I think I finally have a version I can be proud of. The first chapter has to shine, and I think this one sparkles. I almost chopped it entirely to avoid the work, but since it ties in later and the thread is crucial, I forced myself to attack it with a red pen. The whole book will be much better for it (if I ever get the rest of the book finished, that is).

On the personal front, I started exercising again - which my EWA is grateful for. My daughter and I also refocused on the school front. This week she's taking a series of pre-ACT tests to see where she needs improvement over the next year, and to see what knowledge arts she's already got stored in her grey matter. With everything she needs to have under her belt before she starts college, we can't afford to waste time going over things she already knows. Ya know?

I also did a full-on cleaning of this house. It wasn't a pig-sty, but the dust bunnies were driving me insane. I killed them for now, but you know how dust bunnies tend to breed when you aren't looking. Still, my house is temporarily free of the little bastards, so I'm counting that as a win.

Anything to report on your end of the world? Always celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small. =o)


  1. A full cleaning of the house? In my book you've done more than enough.

  2. Good for you on the exercise! I need to get going on that too.