Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sunday Update - Week 5

Here we are again, five weeks into 2017.  It's February now.  January went by in a blur, which doesn't bode well for the rest of the year.  Before I know it, I'll be posting about Week 26 and kvetching about the summer.

Anyhoo, here's how the week played out for me...

I finished the pre-editor edits for Natural Causes and got that sucker sent off to Janet the Awesome Editor (JAE).  That round left the book at just under 65,000 words.  Fingers crossed it's as clean as I think it is.  (But it never is.)

Then I took a couple days off of writing/editing.  That was nice. 

Then inspiration slapped me upside the head Friday morning and I got back to work.  I'm writing new words on Wish Hits the Fan.  The plan is to do a NaNoWriMo style marathon for the month of February, and have this sucker first drafted before the edits come back from JAE.  So far, so good.  I left this work at 4128 words in October.  As of last night, I have 7874 words.  3700 words in two days. Not bad considering I have no idea what I'm doing over here.  Bad things are happening to the genie crew.  People will be pissed.  But I can't think about that.  I just have to write until all the words are out.

I went fishing Mon-Wed last week.  Caught some fish.  Life is good.  Then it got cold again.  Oh well.

Since I used up my Kindle power editing NC, I grabbed a paperback to read after I finished - Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie.  Flushed the system.  Then I inhaled Silver James' Remember the Night.  (So good.  Which reminds me, I have to review it.*)  Last night, I started a time travel romance that I can't remember the name of.  I'm not far enough in to tell you anything about it.  LOL

Well, that's about it for me.  How's about you?

*If you're reading, please take a moment when you finish to write a quick review of the book.  It's really awesome when readers do that and we writers really appreciate it.  It only takes a couple minutes.


  1. *Yes! It is really awesome of readers to do that. Even just putting stars is a great way to let us know how you feel about our work. :)

    Glad you liked it, B.E.! And triple YAYS for new Djinni words! Can't wait. I sort of took off yesterday. Sort of taking off today. But not for fun. Life. *pbthhh*

    Still reading contest books. I have a couple of new ones lined up once I'm done with the last one. My Goodreads Challenge numbers are off because I can't record the contest books until Auguts. *phbthhh* But I'm excited about all the new ones to hit my Kindle and upcoming new ones. Reading marathons in my future!

    Looking at warm weather this week. I think. More fishing for you I hope.

  2. January? What January? I missed it altogether.

    Yay for your edits! Woohoo for Wish Hits the Fan!!!

    I somehow wrote around 8000 words this week. But some of that was editing rescued words. Still, I'm happy I made progress. :-)