Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sunday Update - Week 1

Well, here we are again at the beginning of another year.  2018.  May it be our best year yet, eh?

I started the week editing like a regular writer and ended the week editing like a madwoman.  Big fun.  I'd start somewhere between 5am and 6am, edit off on on all day, then call it quits between 7pm and 8pm. Because of this, I got 'er done.  Blink of an I is now in the hands of my AWE (Awesome Wonderful Editor).  It'll be back by the end of the month. 

Meanwhile...  I went through the usual black hole void of post-editing, wherein I sit around feeling like I OUGHT to be doing something and wondering what the hell to do with myself.  That took about 28 hours.  Then I figured 'screw it' and got back to editing on Early Grave last night.  I hope to have EG edited to a point where I can turn it over to AWE after Blink goes live.

I spent some of my downtown between finishing Blink and getting back to EG working on book covers for Blink.  Check out Outside the Box tomorrow for a fun post about that.  

Reading?  Well, I'm kind of sucking already on my Goodreads goal, but I'm reading a behemoth of a book - Shogun by James Clavell.  It's like 1200 pages and I'm on page 150-something. 

Let's not talk about fishing right now, shall we?

Actually, I don't have much else to talk about.  It was too cold to do anything outside.  And I was too busy to think about doing anything inside except sitting here editing.  There was sleeping, too, but not a lot of it and what there was wasn't very good.  I slept better Saturday night because the book was out of my hands. 

What was up in your worlds for the auspicious beginning of 2018?


  1. Yay for Blink! Woohoo on getting so much done!

    Keep going on Early Grave. The more books you get out there, the more easily readers will find you. And the more books they can buy. ;-)

    IMO, Shogun counts as FOUR books. Can't wait for your review. I have a copy, but haven't gotten up the gumption to tackle it, and it's been staring at me for years.

    I'm halfway through DWL. And I have a pile of notes / ideas for the next one. Its premise hovers between fun (for me) and TSTL. But Mom gave me an idea this morning that put it back in the fun column. :-)

    Happy First Week of the Year!

    1. Thanks, Deb!

      LOL, it should count as four books. So far, it's pretty interesting. A little crass in places. Personally, I don't think readers need to know a character farted while taking a piss, but that's just me.

      Yay for the halfway point! And for having piles of ideas! Yay for Mom ideas!

      Happy First Week to you, too!

  2. Sadly, I think I did more sleeping than I did writerly things last week. Well, except for the lessons I'm writing for the on-line class I'm giving about paranormal stuffs. Last week was psychics. This week is ghosts and poltergeists and mediums, oh my! I have books to write too. I should get on that first thing in the morning. We had rain today and moderate temps. I spent the day on a Northwoods Law marathon on the Animal Planet. LOL

    1. Well, you were pretty sick, so it's understandable. I hope your online class goes awesome. I hope you got to your writing. LOL, I think I was watching the same marathon. Northwoods Law is the bomb. =o)