June 12, 2005
I guess itís been a couple of weeks since I posted. (Three??) Thatís okay with me since it hardly makes sense to keep posting the same thing week after week. Summer life is busy and getting busier, but I am keeping up, more or less. I co-wrote an article over the last two weeks for the publication Bookmarks. So, at least Iíve managed to submit something this quarter. Other than that, Iíve been plugging away on Malek. Songís been on the backburner so long, I should just go ahead and stick it in the freezer! I now have three readers lined up to read Malek for me, and I'm really feeling pressure to get through the whole thing once before our trip to Hawaii in July. That gives me four weeks. Wish me luck!
May 22, 2005
I canít believe Iíve been doing this for 20 weeks already! How time flies. I worked so hard this week, but not on what I was supposed to, so I really donít know if Iím doing myself any good here or not. I got on a roll with Malek. I even found a reader of the appropriate ago (8) who wants a draft as soon as Iím comfortable, so Iím trying to get that to him soon. I've also been invited to help write an article for a bookclub magazine, wihch should be unfolding soon. Song is going to have to wait at least one more week. Iím failing in my goal to have something in submission at all times, but it really canít be helped. I wonít have a computer this week anyway. If I get any work done at all, Iíll be pleased!
May 16, 2005
Unfortunately, I didnít get as much done as Iíd hoped this week. I do have my cover letter ready for Song, but I didnít get the rewrites finished. I thought I had a better ending, but no. Itís awkward. I had to put it aside so I can get a fresh look in a day or two.
I did a lot of writing this week, but not work. I ended up in contact with an old friend whom I havenít seen in about 14 years. Needless to say, there was a lot to catch up on. I love the internet! But I feel like Iíve been slacking professionally for a couple of weeks now. Iíd better get my act together this week!
May 08, 2005
Yes, I skipped a week. It wasnít for lack of working, but for lack of time to post here. (Husband needed this computer last weekend and most of the week, too) So, here it is, Motherís Day (Hi Mom!) I havenít had time to write today, unless this counts, but otherwise, Iím plugging along. In the last two weeks, I found out that Song did not make the final cut of the competition Iíd entered. With 1200+ other entries, I had little chance, especially with my story for young kids, but I do have some ideas for rewriting it before I send it to magazines, so the submission to the contest was well worth it. Iíve also been working away at Malek. I got hung up on chapter seven, and decided to insert some more stuff into chapter two, so Iím basically starting over on editing.
April 24, 2005
Another great week! I finally like the beginning of Malek. I also had a moment of inspiration for yet another new scene that equals my best work ever, so Iím really happy! Top it off with the fact that today is my birthday, and despite the snow (four inches!!), itís been an incredible day. I love my work. Life is good. Iím so lucky!
April 17, 2005
This was an okay week. In the past, Iíve felt very, very good about what Iíve written. This week, I just feel so-so. Iím trying to edit what I wrote last week so that it feels like itís always been part of the manuscript, and thatís hard after the fact. So, while I worked a few minutes almost every day, I didnít put in the hours of work I have previously. Iím hoping I can work more intensely this week. Iíll let you know if it works out!
April 11, 2005
I took a break from writing yesterday, so Iím posting this on Monday. Iíve worked very hard this week. Very hard! And I think Iíve an idea now of what life might be like if I did sell something and was asked to make critical revisions. I added three major scenes to Malek, about a chapter and a half. It wasnít easy, and Iím very proud of myself for working through it. I spent hours and hours at the computer this week. Of course, Iím not finished, theyíre just rough-ins, but it shouldnít be too bad to edit from here. After I get my house back in order, Iíll get started!