On WRITING/REVISING: I revised about fifty pages this week—still two parts that don’t sit well with me that I’m currently (what I call) chunking (more on my whack revision process some day) and will, must, need to send off to CPs soon. If only Alison could stop TWEAKING.
Anyway, those fifty-ish pages did not take me through to my Black Moment, BUT I’m okay with that because just about every spare minute I had, I revised: early in the mornings, twenty minutes at lunch, sitting in my son’s door way waiting for him to fall asleep. And…AND I WANTED to revise. I had no problem “springing” out of bed between four and four-thirty, powering up the laptop and getting to work. I actually got a little (a lot) miffed when I had to shut down and do something—ya know—responsible. That has not happened in a while.
So, I got a little “drunk on writing.” Did YOU meet your writing goals for the week?
Also, I think I shall use this post to set a few goals for the next week and report back the following Friday on my progress. So, here goes: by next Friday, I DEFINITELY want to be through to the Black Moment; in fact, I want to be working on it (I read through it the other day—still makes my heart hurt).
How about YOU? What do you want to accomplish next week?
On READING: Since I’ve been REVISING just about every spare minute, I really haven’t progressed as far as I like in the reading realm. While my revising experience has been rewarding in itself (and very enjoyable…LOVE revising), I did use reading as a reward for my revising efforts. After I edited a set number of pages or spent a certain amount of time revising, I rewarded myself with a few chapters. The problem: I’m currently reading this
Have you read it? Yeah. This is one I DON’T want to put down! Kristin Cashore is a writing GENIUS. I think I’ll take a day this weekend and just READ.
What have YOU been reading?
On TRENDS: I’m blogging about my teens over at YA Confidential today. A few trends. Some new wordage. A little on what’s hip. You can check it out here.
On FAMILY: A full week of school has left my family WIPED. Between soccer practices and tutoring and a fundraiser event mid-week, there were a few nights we could’ve all crashed around seven. I usually go to bed around eleven during the school week. I had trouble making it past nine.
BUT we have a three-day weekend. And it’s supposed to be SUNNY. And the husband and I are having a date night to celebrate our birthdays (his was last week, mine is um…soon).
What are YOUR plans this weekend?
On OTHER STUFF: My Explorer is sick and in need of major car surgery. L We are a one-car family for the next week until I can get it repaired. Yes, it’s inconvenient, but the SILVER LINING: No soccer games this weekend. Actually, nowhere I HAVE to be. I have awesome friends who can take me to and from work every day. Heck, the parents of one of the kids I tutor offered me a car to use for as long as I need it. I can walk most places I have to be. And I just got paid. Things could be a lot worse.
I’m counting my blessings. What are YOU thankful for?
Happy Friday! And have a WONDERFUL weekend!