Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday Update - Week 12

Here we are again, ready to start another week.  We are ready, aren't we?  Yeah, me neither.  But it's coming whether we want it to or not.  To soften the blow, let's look back at last week.

I finally finished the edits for Early Grave and sent it off to my AWE.  She's really excited about this book and I hope y'all will be, too.  It's hitting the scales at just under 67K words.  Not a huge book and a pretty quick read, if I do say so myself. 

I have not done any other editing.  Sleeping Ugly is still waiting.  So is Unequal.  And now I'm trying to decide if I should switch the schedule and put Unequal out while writing the sequel to SU (which isn't even a glimmer of an idea in my head, but I know I left SU where it should have sequels).  AND I have the third Dennis Haggarty to think about.  Argh.  I'm terminally bad at figuring this stuff out.  Anyway, after EG comes back from the AWE, I'm not due to send her anything again until the beginning of June, so I have time to think about it.

I've been working on the blurb for Early Grave, along with re-evaluating the blurbs for Dying Embers and Fertile Ground.  We'll see what happens.  I did change the tagline for Early Grave already - "It's never to early to die."  Which I like, but it made me kind of hate what I've got for Fertile Ground.  :eyeroll: 

In reading news, I read one book - Star Flight by Phyllis A Whitney - and DNF'd two others before starting Serpent's Child by DJ Salisbury.  Her books are really fun and I'm gobbling it up.  The DNF books...  Well, one I had great hopes for but the editing was so bad I had to drop it partway into Ch1.  And it ruined the second DNF book for me which was also a mystery.  I'll get back to that one later because I'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong with it.  It just had the misfortune of being behind the atrocious book.

I never did make it out to go fishing.  The weather's been nice and all, but the wind is a turn off.  Instead, I did more work in the gardens.  All my ordered plants arrived and I got the majority of those in the ground.  Yesterday, I prepped the full-sun bed and today I'll put my lily bulbs in there.  Then I'll sprinkle seeds all over the cedar bed.  Sadly, while I was inspecting the full-sun bed, I learned it's like 99% probability that I lost one or both of my butterfly bushes.  =o(

Last week, I did something active every day.  Yay.  Four days I did the exercise routine and three days I did garden/rock work.  I think hefting ten 40 pound bags of rock counts.  So does planting.  This week, I'd like to exercise 5 days, though.  I haven't weighed myself yet, but I feel better all the way around, which was the goal anyway.

Over at the contract labor job, I found out I did something wrong with the whole series of one set of spreadsheets.  I need to contact them tomorrow and see if I've got it right this time before I proceed with redoing all the others.  Ain't no big thing, but derp.

Well, that's my week in a nutshell.  What's in your nutshell?


  1. I should have another set of revisions coming back on RDR#8 sometime this week. That dang book is killing me. And it's also put me off writing. :/

    I've discovered Jennifer Ashley's Unbound Shifters series. Different take on things and luckily, I can either listen to them free through my Audible Romance subscription or from the library. In her world, the shifters are 2nd class citizens with few rights and they are collared by leftover fae magic to keep their aggression in check. I tried out another shifter series but gave up after two books. You'll know which one if you read my GR feed. Another author does that species of shifters so much better.

    Birthdays were celebrated. Naps need to be had. Many words need to be written. I need to get off my writerly arse and get a bunch done. We'll see how that works out.

  2. I'm looking forward to Early Grave!

    Didn't get as much writing done as I'd like, but I did finish 1864 - only took me a year. Sheesh. Got some work done on business. Since it pays the bills, it really had to get done, boring as it is. Unfortunately, there's more left to do, and it's time consuming. :-/

    Only three chapters left on DWL, but I'm fighting it word by word. Please, please, let it not be the drivel it feels like while I'm poking on the keys. I hope something breaks loose this week. Or my muse wanders by... (I'm looking for you, Muse!)