I live in the northern suburbs of Boston, so next week was more than a little intense. Add that to flying solo with the 2 toddlers while the husband was away on business, and you have a recipe for disaster!
So, basically, I wrote a total of 3 paragraphs last week.
But we’re back on it this week. I wrote the beginnings of a great short story on Saturday, I’m editing a short story that I wrote a few weeks ago, I have a lot more character development to do this week, and I’m doing a lot of reading on platform building. I lost a week of my writing life last week, and now I’ve got a lot of work to do.
What I’m Doing This Week:
- Editing a short story that I’m polishing for submission: Never A Day Quiet
- Finishing a short story that I started on Saturday: Laundry on the Line (working title)
- Doing intense character development (using the Holly Lisle Create a Character Clinic) for the protagonist of my novel, A Terrible Thing to Waste. I hope to have him fully formed this week.
- Reading more about website/twitter/tumblr use by authors and building a stronger platform.
That is a lot going on, and I have plenty of things to do with Ursa Major and Ursa Minor this week! Did I mention that I’m taking two classes on EdX that I’m utterly behind on? There simply aren’t enough hours in the day.
But it’s Monday. The week is fresh, the air is clean, the spirit is high. So we’re going to get it all done!
What’s on your plate this week?
Progress report on Wednesday!