Friday, June 28, 2013

Writing Week Recap

This was the first week trying out my new writing routine.

I ended up doing writing on four days, at four different libraries (might have to see how long I can keep that going).

My focus was on my middle-grade dieselpunk novel, Airship Girls and the Land Beyond the Mist. I did some initial edits on Monday. Tueseday, I spent some time looking over an excerpt that was getting critiqued at writers' group that night, and also doing edits on the other piece that was up for critique.

The critique session on Tuesday went well, and I came home with some good feedback. On Wednesday and Friday, I worked on making changes to the chapters that the group looked at.

Thursday I gave myself a day off to catch up on some other things around the house.

This weekend there's an anthology deadline and I have an idea for a story. Time is pretty tight on this, but I am hoping to give it a try. If all goes well, I'll have the story sent out on Sunday, and it will be back to edits on Airship Girls on Monday when I'm back to the writing routine.

The Kiddo is loving summer camp, and the camp staff seems to love him. I'm planning to do something with him outdoors tomorrow, weather permitting.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer of Writing Begins

It's been a while since I updated. Buried in the day job, for the most part.

The Kiddo continues to grow (and grow and GROW!) and we've had plenty of adventures since I last checked in.

On the writing front, I'm in two writers groups, have collected a couple of rejection letters on short stories, and I continue to work on self-published comics with Gynn.

I'll update more on specific projects as I get this going.

School (my day job, that is) ended for me in the first week of June, but I have had a lot to do in the couple of weeks since then. Meanwhile, the Kiddo finished with school this past Thursday, and today he started summer camp!

And as the Kiddo heads off to day camp, I am embarking on a month of dedicated writing. The approximate plan is this: Drop the child at camp at 9 AM, pack a lunch, and then head to a library and write until it's time to pick him up at 2 PM.

Today was the first day, and the writing I got done was minimal because I had lingering work for the day job and needed to get writing materials organized. Still, I made it to the Hyannis Public Library, and got in some editing work on one of my novel projects, Airship Girls and the Land Beyond the Mist. I'll have lots more to say about that manuscript in the coming weeks.

So my hope is to make progress on a bunch of projects during this month, including reviving regular posts on this blog. We'll see if that happens. So far, so good.

Keep writing!