What’s up with me . . .
I’m filling in while our church administrator is on mat leave. It’s very quiet in the office during the summer and I’m able to get some other work done while I’m here.
I have six blog posts to write for other sites this week. I completed two yesterday and hope to do the same today and tomorrow. Now to keep an eye out for inspiration for this site. (grin) (sigh)
I’ve begun a substantive edit on a 75,000+ word novel. I hope to finish the first read-through – complete with a list of suggestions – early next week.
I’ve been helping a young author write a snappier story. The premise is great, but I want to help him make it the best it can be. He is publishing it online as a serial. I “massacred” the third instalment and held my breath. I know how hard it is when someone bleeds all over our hard work. Last night he asked how much I’d charge to rework his first two instalments for a second time – because he really liked what I had done with the third. Whew! That’s a relief.
With my reading for work (what a great job), I’ve really slowed down on my pleasure reading, but that’s OK. Deadly Devotion will wait for me.
I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna do it.
This is my challenge to myself . . . Eat well six out of seven days. Walk or other cardio three to five times per week. Do resistance training three times per week. If I do this for a month, I know my body will be well on its way to finding my personal happy place. I’ll let you know on Labour Day weekend how it went. There you have it, a date.
I’ve also declared a submission goal to my fellow picture book writers. I’m going to resubmit a rejected manuscript plus write and submit a second to a couple of literary agents or publishers before the end of the summer. Now I’ve declared it to a wider audience. I’m even more committed.
OK, so that wasn’t exactly uber quick, but I tried. Happy ROWing, all.
And one last thing . . .
One of my clients, not wanting her family to read the surprise, asked me to look over the story of how she and her husband met, not as an editor, just as someone to share it with. Is that cool or what?