I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.
Actually no, I’m behaving myself, thank you very much. My main project, the work-in-progress, is still, well, in progress. I haven’t added much to it lately but have been re-reading early parts and editing a little. I’m pretty sure that’s a terrible idea, but alas, it’s where I’m at right now. I’m less than 10k words from my goal word count, and I almost feel like I have a mental block and refuse to add any more words and risk finishing the dang thing. Any advice for plowing through those last 10,000 words would be much welcomed if you want to heave some my way.
I have two short stories totally completed/edited/revised and ready to be read by an unsuspecting audience. I’ve also randomly started a third one even though AHEM Emily, shouldn’t you finish your novel before starting yet another short story? Pshhhh.
I had the crazy idea the other day to apply for a series on Channillo, and I got accepted yesterday, so that’s something that will be coming from me in a few months (possibly sooner). Click the link and read up on Channillo – it sounds like a wonderful idea, and I’m excited to be a part of it.
I’ve also started sharing some prose/poetry on Prose. You should also click that link and check it out – another great writing site that I’m pretty excited about. They also sent me interview questions a few weeks ago, and I’ll soon appear as one of their Feature Friday spotlights – I’ll let you know when that’s up.
As I’ve mentioned on here before (I think? I don’t know, I’m old), two months ago I left our local school system after working there for 8 years. I decided that it was time for me to work full-time on my writing, but I’ve been struggling with that decision for several weeks now – I kept thinking, UGH I’m not ready, I need to work another year outside the home. But, you’ll be happy (or not, I don’t know your life) to know that I resisted the siren call and stuck to my guns, and am still working only from home on my writing.
And, oh yeah, I’m a top-10 finalist in a Writer’s Digest picture-prompt contest. The winner gets into the magazine early next year, so I’d love if any of you voted for my sentence – it’s letter H, and you just have to say that you’re voting for entry H in the comments or in an e-mail to them. The instructions are on the page, and voting closes August 28th. Thanks so much! So many hugs are coming your way right now. 🙂
And that’s where I’m at with my writing projects right now – Lord willing, my novel will be complete in 4-6 weeks, and I’ll update you every step of the way through the query process. I’ll also share on here as soon as my Channillo series chapters are available or when my short stories are ready to read or download. I hope you all have a wonderful week – do one totally fun and unproductive thing tonight. And if anyone yells at you about it, blame me.