Aug / 04
I was invited to participate in Ready. Set. Write! by my CP and best friend Mandie, which makes sense since we’ve already been checking in with each other on our WIP goals. It’s been so helpful have some accountability and encouragement, and that’s what Ready. Set. Write! is all about–writers encouraging one another this summer to meet their goals. This year, it’s hosted by Katy Upperman, Jamie Morrow, Alison Miller, and Erin Funk. Check out their blogs for more information and be sure to link up each week.
How I did on last week’s goals:
My 22-mo-old daughter loved digging through the box and playing with the tissue paper, too, so bonus! 🙂
As far as goals, I did manage to work on my edits for my WIP. I met my goal of getting halfway through them, so yay!
I actually read two books this past week: More than Music by Elizabeth Briggs and Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo.
Goals for this week:
My agent is actually out of the office until Friday, which is good, because it takes some of the pressure off me to get these edits finished like, yesterday. (this is all internal pressure of course…my agent is very patient ;). But I still want to have them finished by the end of the week–14 chapters to go.
Email my publicist with all the things she needs from me.
Read another book.
The biggest challenge I faced this week:
Distraction! Lots and lots of distraction. Now that the Arcana ARCs are out in the world/ available for download on Edelweiss, I keep obsessively checking Goodreads for reviews. And, over the weekend, my sweet 5-mo-old baby came down with this awful fever…no other symptoms really, just this fever that barely responded to fever reducers. His highest temp was 102.2, so he was pretty miserable, and comfort for him means Mommy lying down with him and nursing any time he’s awake. Luckily, my husband was home all weekend to take care of my other two kids. His fever finally broke Sunday night, but he still wasn’t himself (happy and easy-going) until this morning :(.
Thanks for all the encouraging comments! I hope everyone has a productive week! 🙂