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Okay, this is gonna sound bad, because I'm still reading LOVE AND OTHER PERISHABLE ITEMS by Laura Buzo. I just haven't had time to read lately, so it's patiently waiting for me...and I will get to it!
WHAT I'M WRITING:
Writing Goals for this past week:
1. Write the last chapter of WHERE THE WATER FALLS - or at least decide how it ends (I'm toying with just tweaking how it currently ends now or if I want a different version that I've been thinking about).
2. Start and finish complete revisions from the beginning.
In light of being super busy wrapping up some final tweaks for the launch of our big project this past Monday, I was still able to do some work on WTWF, although maybe not as much as I'd hoped.
I managed to write around 2,500 words -- which for a story that's almost complete, it's pretty good. Just a little bit further to go, I think!
And I did finish my last chapter. FINALLY. Which - for today at least - I I like how it ends.
But, I'm not quite done with my goal of a complete start to finish read / revision of WTWF. I made it about halfway through on Monday, which isn't so bad - so I still have the other half to go...and of course, will then see if my new ending works.
So, goals for this week:
1. Finish read / revision of chapters 11-21 of WTWF.
2. Add roughly 4,000 more words to round it out. I have two chapters I know need to be "beefed" up, so 2k words will be split between these two chapters. The rest I know will find their way to where they belong.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW:
YA Buccaneers, but of course!
Several of us have been blogging about this secret project for weeks now - but on 07.01.2013, it was finally go time!
And...it was AWESOME!
Monday alone, we had almost 1,000 page views, along with over 200 visitors to the site! And every day brings even more!
For the next two weeks, we'll be introducing each member of our crew - not to mention, hosting a pretty spectacular giveaway. So if you haven't sailed on over yet, what are you waiting for?
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO:
My husband and I live in a neighborhood that surrounds a beautiful lake -- and every year for the 4th of July, the city floats out a giant barge packed with fireworks and sets them all off to music.
We're very fortunate to have some really great friends (in fact, I've known the guy since kindergarten!) move in to a home that overlooks the lake. So last year we started the tradition of going over to their place with all of our friends, grilling out, and watching the fireworks. And it's all within walking distrance from our house!
And I think I've also mentioned before that the 4th is both my older sister and brother's birthday (but they're two years apart!), so on Sunday, we'll be heading over to my Dad's house to have dinner and celebrate.
Not a bad week, right? I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July and hit all of your writing goals this week!