WHAT I'M READING
I've made significant progress on both North and South and A Fine Balance, and I'm thoroughly enjoying both (though the latter is not without its awful parts). I've promised myself that I'll watch the BBC North & South miniseries (for the millionth time) once I'm done the book. I'm also finishing up Lauren Miller's Parallel, which I would describe as a fun contemporary with a bit of a sci-fi twist.
WHAT I'M WRITING
I'm closing in on the 25K mark on my WIP. This is both exhilarating and a bit scary because once again wordiness has taken over, and there's an awful lot that still needs to happen. Revisions are going to be a blast, I tell ya. I was mostly successful at meeting my goals this week, with only one real hiccup. Here's my plan for this week. (Also: How on earth is it already the end of July?!):
Wednesday, July 24th
• spend one hour on writing - DONE (Spent 2 hours writing and wrote 1028 words)
Thursday, July 25th
• 500 + new words on WIP and/or work on R+R - DONE (Sort of... I cheated on these WIPs by revising a third WIP. O_o)
Friday, July 26th
• 500+ new words on WIP and/or work on R+R - 1/2 DONE (Will write more on Sunday.)
Saturday, July 27th & Sunday, July 28th
• DAYS OFF - Other 1/2 DONE (Between Friday and Sunday, I wrote 1200 words.)
Monday, July 29th
• 500+ new words on WIP and/or work on R+R - DONE (1350 words)
Tuesday, July 30th
• 250+ new words on WIP and/or work on R+R - Revised and had a breakthrough. FINALLY!
***As always, I'll be tracking my progress each day right here on this checklist. But unlike always, this week I'll be allowing myself to substitute legitimate planning days for any of the daily goals listed above. I feel like it's high time some planning takes place.***
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
The birth of a new prince (see below) and the consequent excitement and celebration; good books that keep me reading for hours; long talks with my sister that involve hilarity and lots of brainstorming for our WIPs; and the friendliness of neighbours I've never actually met following the storm that resulted in a tree landing on Hubby's work truck.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
|Baby Boy Cambridge, the Little Prince. ©|
In other news...
Thanks to Netflix, I've been marathoning New Girl, which is pretty much like crack. Only really, really funny. (Crack isn't funny.) I thought I'd despise Schmidt, but he's easily the funniest character on the show. Plus, I'm a total Jess + Nick shipper. (Who in their right mind isn't?!) Who's that girl? It's Jess. And she's awesomely quirky.
And now for a big (albeit non-royal) announcement: the winner of our Ready. Set. WRITE! Writer's Care Package Giveaway!
CONGRATULATIONS, RAVEN MOORE! YOU'RE OUR LUCKY WINNER!
SO, WHAT'S NEW WITH YOU THIS WEEK?