We're just going to call this The Weekly since it's not being posted on Wednesday. Yesterday was one of those days... although I'll have to adapt and overcome, since March itself is probably going to be a month of "those days". Then when busy March is over, I get to have my wisdom teeth out! So much to look forward to! :)
The writing side...
Shards of Glass has been resting before edits. I did get a wonderfully helpful critique back from my beta reader. It's so cool to see your writing through someone else's eyes and discover its strengths and weaknesses. For instance, she felt the satisfying end of the book came about a chapter and a half before my ending, and the rest was just a final tidy-up of loose ends. I still have to get into re-working that section, but it was a neat perspective to see and I like her ideas. (Speaking of which, does anyone have any interest in beta-reading SHARDS once I've done my next round of edits?).
Shards is also hanging in there at PageToFame, with 41% of readers voting for it to continue to Round II (from what I've seen of PageToFame, that's actually a pretty solid upvote). 22 readers so far, so it's going to be a while before the Magical Algorithm determines if I go to round II or get booted.
The Goddess of Vengeance Wore Pink Galoshes... 1,928 words. This is something I only recently started working on, and you can read my elevator pitch for it here.
Outline for Goddess...1,679 words. Yes, this is new for me. When I read Plot & Structure by James Scott bell, one of his suggestions for the seat-of-your-pants type writers is to start outlining for the begining and then add to your outline as you go, combining planning and flexibility. I have a detailed outline for the first fourth or fifth of the novel, and I'm going to keep building it as I go.
So... outlining is brilliant. Or at least, a serious time saver. So far, I can write 500 words of Goddess in under 1/2 hour, which is quite helpful for my morning routine.
The reading side...
Pretty quiet on the reading side. I'm still working on Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Marget Stohl, and I finished Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I'm enjoying both, but I do wonder about the message that all these fated-romance books -- cummulatively, not blaming any one title -- have on teenagers' perspective on romance. That could be a post all of its own, though.
The blogging side...
100 followers! OMG, I love you guys. I was so excited to finally see the number "100" in the sidebar. I'm going to hold off on announcing my contest until 101 followers, though. I want to get one more thing for the contest, and then it should be ready (as of tomorrow). But.. I'm waiting until 101 followers. Because one of you is my mom, and you HAVE to be a fan of my writing, so you don't count. ;)
Due to aforementioned Those Days, I haven't been around to many of your blogs as I'd like, but hopefully I'll get a bit of a chance to rectify that in the next few days.
How are all your projects going this week? Read any good books?
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