Up and Down, Good and Bad

It’s been and up and down past couple weeks for me. I’m sure people don’t want to come here to hear all about that. I try not to make a point of blabbering about my problems. It’s mostly personal stuff.

Here’s the good stuff that happened:

First off, Masks is officially ready for it’s release on 8/23! So yay for that!! Closer to release, I’ll be making a blog post at length about Masks.

The submission call I plan on submitting Leo to has been extended. So now I plan on sitting on Leo for a while (about a month) then returning to do another round of revisions on it before I send it off!

In the meantime, I took a little break this week from writing things, and now I’m planning on going back to writing my pirate/merman story. My goal is to have a final draft of that complete before the end of the year.

Writing Goals For This Week

My goal was to post new blogs posts like every weekend, Sunday or something. But again on Sunday I couldn’t think of anything to say. I still can’t really. (I’m really going to have to work on that)

BUT, I figured here would be a good place to talk about my goals for this week at length.

While I haven’t really been having a great week, due to feeling yuck, I’m sure people don’t want to come here to listen to me whine about that. So I’m not going to.

My goal for this week is to finish getting Leo ready to submit to the fairy tale collection call at Nine Star Press. I was hoping I’d be further along, but again, been feeling icky. I have to add some words to the last scene, then another run through of the whole thing, and then formatting it (which means taking out all my double spaces and adding indents blehh. I at least know a shortcut for the indents.)

I hope everyone is doing better than I am this week and good luck on your goals if you have any!

EDIT: I JUST GOT BACK THE GALLEY FOR MASKS SO I HAVE TO DO THAT BY TOMORROW AHHHHH! and write a dedication!

 

~Amara

The Week So Far

I totally thought of something nifty for myself to talk about on Sunday, then forgot it and couldn’t (and still don’t) remember it.

So instead, I’m going to talk a little about my week so far. I’m not doing great, actually. Still dealing with minor health issues and having some mood swings which has been ruining my evening. I feel okay right now.

Upside, I have officially finished the draft of my short story, Leo! I’ve gotten some feedback and will be working on revisions over the next week. Hopefully the week gets better so I can get a lot done!

Also over the weekend, I got copy edits back for Masks (eep!) and it wasn’t a trainwreck like the first time.

Here’s hoping the rest of the week is better. I’m going to try to force the negative energy out!

Feeling Nostalgic

Someone I follow on twitter posted some old drawings from sketchbooks (of which I have many of my own), but it also got me thinking about my early writing days. Around 2008-2009 when I wrote things that I never intended on sharing with anyone.

I would carry around a pocket notebook in my front shirt pocket that I had on my work shirts (convenient, right?) and during down time at work, I would write. ┬áThere’s eleven on these things. It was a lot.

It started out as a bit of fan fic which I never intend on sharing, ever. Then quickly turned to original when I decided to start writing original. In these little notebooks are a lot of some vampire story that I may eventually rewrite (I don’t dare reference these old notebooks, though. I shudder at the thought!), some of my pirate and merman story (which I actually would write out in these then got home and type up), and a couple other random story ideas from back then.

Most of this will never see the light of day, but some of it might in the form of a rewrite. I love my tiny little notebooks, their a great piece of nostalgic treasure from when I started writing! Oh, and the best part, speaking of treasure… I keep them all in a little treasure chest box.notebooks

Writing Goals

As I wait for the impending edits on my manuscript (which I extensively rewrote and still have no clue how I did!) I’m spending my days trying to write another story to take my mind off of it. Ideally I’d like to submit this new story to a call at the end of July, which is fast approaching! So, I’m trying to write at least 1k a day on that story. I’ve been doing pretty well, but I felt kind of cruddy last night so I didn’t meet my goal.

Thank goodness it’s the weekend!

 

 

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