Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday Update - Week 38

It's that time again.  I don't know if all y'all are getting bored with these, but I'm going to keep doing them until the year's over.  I may even do it next year because, hey, it keeps me honest.  ;o)

Writing-wise, I didn't.  I did spent time off and on all week reading through WIOH looking for errors, and boy-howdy did I find a lot of them.  Eight college-rule notebook pages worth of them.  :eyeroll:  I don't know what the heck my fingers were thinking, but they obviously weren't listening to my brain.  (Either that or my brain was sending the wrong signals again.)  But I did get that part of the editing process done.  Starting today, I'll take my pages of fixes and input them all into the computer so I can send this puppy out to a most wonderful person who offered to proofread it for me.  (You know, in case I missed somethings - which is entirely possible.)

Submitting-wise, I didn't do that either.  I did, however, spend time doing more research on places to submit to - including ordering a book from a small-publisher to see how the books they put out compare with traditional publishing.  It arrived Friday, so their shipping is speedy for what I assume is a POD thing.  And looking at the physical book, I must say, I don't see any difference.  I'll start reading it as soon as I finish this other book I'm trying to read.  That's the true test, I think. 

Reading?  Well, let's just say I got distracted reading my own stuff, so the advanced copy I got of a fantasy novel from an acquaintance of mine that I started got put on hold until I finished reading WIOH.  Now that's done, I can get back to reading.  Which is good because Goodreads says I'm 6 books behind on my goal.

In other news, Hubs and I washed the windows that have been driving us nuts out on the sun porch.  Once he risked life and limb sitting on the window sill so he could cut away the caulking holding the storm window in place.  After we got those suckers out, everything went so much easier.  Trust me, chunking out old wasps nests with a sign stake was not the funnest thing I've ever done.

Other than that, the week was pretty non-spectacular.  How was yours?


  1. I enjoy the updates.

    I wrote 21,000 new words this week…which is awesome, but my shoulder which is aching terribly doesn't agree, lol. And I took three Zumba classes…which is awesome, but my whole sore body doesn't agree… ;-)

    1. Thanks, JB!

      21K!? You go girl! Slap some Aspercreme on that whiny shoulder and celebrate. As for the Zumba, good for you! And that reminds me that I think Aspercreme should come in a body wash. LOL

  2. It sounds to me that you got a lot done, even if it wasn't new words.

    I managed to fill in a weak chapter this week, but now I need to prune a couple of plump ones. And fill in a couple of weak ones... I'd rather fill than prune. :-)

    1. Thanks, Deb. I did get quite a bit done. Now I'm dragging my feet. LOL

      Go you! I'd rather write than prune, too, but the pruning must be done. Which reminds me... I should be working.

  3. You did a lot. Just sayin'! Me? Yeah...not so much. Gave up trying to work at the retreat this weekend and all the ideas I got have to do with project so far in the future they may never get written. Figures, right?

    This week means shifting schedules so that I have absolutely uninterrupted writing time. Which sucks because all the good shows are coming back on TV and I need to get up early in the morning to write before Sprout arrives and then at night after dinner. I have 9 days to finish revisions on SECRET. And yeah...the chunking and rewriting of the last 4 chapters? I'll figure out ways to sleep between...oh...7 and 8:30 a.m. provided Sprout stays asleep after his mommy drops him off. :) Yay.

    Yes. I'm bitching. And yes, I'll get it done one way or another because that's how I roll. ;)

    P.S. I like your Sunday updates. Keep 'em comin'!

    1. Ugh, I hate when I'm trying to make my brain concentrate, but all it wants to do is play with new stories.

      Good luck with your uninterrupted writing time. And finding some sleeping time in there somewhere. :hugs:

      Feel free to drop by and bitch anytime. Because yes, I know you'll get it done.

      Will do!