Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Update - Week 8

This whole past week went by in a smear.  Sitting here this morning, I was all like 'WTF? It's Sunday again?' and sat wondering exactly what I did last week.

Let's see...

I'm almost done with the first round of edits notes for Wrongful Termination.  I made these notes back in December, if I remember correctly - when I was waiting for things to start moving with Dying Embers.  They're pretty detailed and helpful - when I can read my own handwriting - but I learned so much from editing DE that I know I need to go back and start the whole thing over for WT.  I'll finish the last two pages of notes today and maybe give myself a couple days away from WT.  I can always work on inputting the edit notes for Bloodflow.

I read some stuff.  Not a lot of stuff, mind you, but some.  I gave up trying to read The French Connection.  I just wasn't in the place where a true-life police procedural from the '70s was holding my interest.  I switched over to a Mack Bolan action novel.  That was awesome.  Then I read a novella that was really beautifully written, but kind of disappointing in its shortness.  I could've read volumes about that world.  It was like being shown the buffet at Bellagio and then being told you can only take one small plate of awesome, tasty food.

My promo postcards came in, but my books - which were on a truck headed this way on Friday - never made it.  To cut UPS some slack, the roads back in here are freak-nasty.  I finally put on my big-girl panties and drove to Walmart yesterday, so I know.  Of course, I have a little front wheel drive trooper of a car and UPS has a big-ass boat of a truck.  I don't blame him.  I just want my freakin' books so I can have a contest and mail these suckers out to people.

I spent some time trying to figure out MailChimp so I can offer all y'all a newsletter to sign up for.  I tried reading the tutorial yesterday, but it was all gobbledy gook in my head, so I gave up - again.  I'll figure it out eventually.  I just need to be in a mental place for learning new stuff.  I so ain't there this weekend.

Also, I took some bird pictures - some of which I posted here and others over on FB.
What can I say - it was a busy birding week at Casa Sanderson. 

Your turn.  How'd things go in your world last week? 


  1. Things went great last week, until I woke up to snow on Saturday. Ugh. Kind of put a kink in our plans, but we managed.

    It's amazing what you can learn from your editor, huh? I know I became a better writer because of mine.

    1. Once again, Blogger didn't email me that you commented, Stacy, so sorry for the delay posting and replying.

      I'm glad you had a great week, but BOO for the snow. Oh heck ya, I learned so much that after her first run-through on DE, I went through and scoured the thing, Now I'm applying what I learned to my other manuscripts. =o)

  2. Hooray for fantastic editors! Yours sounds wonderful.

    I love the bird photo. I adore cardinals. There's an owl living in a mud swallow nest on my front porch (I can tell from the pellets) and I'm trying to get a photo of it. But every time I see it and stick the camera between the venetian slats, it vanishes. Sigh.

    This week I edited four chapters and exiled two, including an edited one. Double sigh. I'll save it for a short short later, but it no longer fits in this book. Still, I'm a quarter the way through the second draft. Yay!

  3. It's like O'Hare Airport in front of my bird feeder. Birds landing and taking off, others on standby, waiting on the clothes line and trees for their turn at the feeder. I might throw some bread out for some of the bigger birds. The mourning doves eat on the ground.

    With ice on the ground all we can do is wait it out.