Hello Weekend Writing Warriors. I’ll be back very soon.
Oh what a difference a week makes. The week started with distractions from my mom and MIL. They helped me to regain normal. I cleaned my house and my inbox. I read a few books and countless blog posts. I finished lots of evil day job and volunteer stuff. I played games with my kids. Real life distractions were my ticket to surviving the anticipation of waiting to hear on my latest submission.
The waiting all ended before the work day was over on Tuesday. I’d already learned a lot from the experience, but I wanted in the anthology. Their answer was …
Holy cow! I did it. 😀
Five days later and I’m still pinching myself.
My Books page now has TWO coming soon covers. Wow.
I’ve been loving Kait Nolan’s Three Awesome Things posts and this week one of the awesome things really spoke to me. Lots of things to love about the TED talk by Justine Musk, including this line: “Behind every no is a deeper yes to whatever it is that you do want.” <~~ This is something I need to remember, especially as I try to stay on track for my next submission, edits on my two books releasing soon, and all the marketing to come. To gain my balance AND to protect what I want, I’m going to utilize the deep yes.
The Goals – week-2 results
- Spend at least 1-hour a day with my characters- not done. I did spend a couple evenings with my characters. I need more though before I have hope of writing the missing scenes in my WIP. I probably have less than two weeks before edits will arrive and I’d like to see good progress before then.
- Daily progress in writing craft, word count, editing, and/or plotting- done. It was craft study all week.
- Take care of and be kind to myself (start w/ a relaxing ritual, the healthy journey, and daily breaks from technology)- almost done. I accomplished everything here except the workouts. I did some exercising and some stretching which totaled maybe fifteen minutes. I need more. I want my physical strength back.
What you might have missed here this week:
Mid Week Tease – Changing His Mind <~ from my anthology story.
SJ’s Taco Soup – I was at Romance Cooks yesterday and I shared my secrets for Taco Soup AND my homemade taco seasoning. 😀