Jun / 29
How I did on last week’s goals:
Much better this week! All that rest after meeting my deadline did me some good, and I went back to my WIP with the words flowing easily again.
I haven’t finished a book since I was in the middle of reading PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG when I finally got my hands on P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU, and then I basically dropped everything to start reading it–I’m finding it just as addictive as the first one!
As for helping the kids with reading, my agent was awesome enough to send a care package with a bunch of amazing books, and the kids (even the 15-mo-old) have been reading them like crazy!
My goal(s) for this week:
1. Write another chapter on my WIP
2. Read another book
3. Help the kids with reading
4. Exercise at least 3 days
A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revise:
I like these lines because it’s when the reader realizes the story isn’t just about a Southern girl with an overbearing mama.
I lean around the horse to get a better look, and a man dressed as a Confederate soldier steps into the light. My first thought is that it’s just one of the men from the reenactment, but then I really take in his features. His face is haggard and gray, his body gaunt and skeletal. The fine hairs on my arms stand up, and a chill washes over me as though someone suddenly put a wet washcloth on the back of my neck.
The biggest challenge I faced this week:
Making myself write–now that I’m not under a deadline and daily word count quota isn’t a necessity, I’ve been slacking.
Something I love about my WiP:
The challenge. The Civil War is not something I really wanted to write about, but this idea just refused to leave my head.