Whew! It’s been a long time since my last post–about three months, actually. But don’t fear, there’s still life in me; it’s just that summer is always hectic at my place of employment. Luckily, it is wrapping up, and we are now down to two special insert tabs, so there aren’t a lot of extra assignments to worry about on top of my normal assignments. With this in mind, I feel positive that I will be able to resume posting regularly again.
For this return post, I figured I’d update everyone on my current projects and what else I’ve been up to before returning to the regular writing-themed posts.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR WRITING?
I’m currently integrating printout revisions into Heritage Lost, my SciFi novel. This is the second or third round of revisions (I’ve lost track, which is weird for me), and I’m feeling pleased with the changes being made. After printout revisions are in, I’ll be working on putting in my editor’s corrections, some of which may have been corrected through the printout. And there we reach my greatest regret with this revision process, I did not complete printout revisions before sharing with my readers. It is a mistake I will not repeat again! You see, during my printout reads, I tend to be ruthless and make major changes *sigh*. But it’s now water under the bridge and a lesson learned. Once my editor’s corrections are in, I will do a final read-through and send my fastest beta reader the finished manuscript to see if she can spot anything and get her final reading thoughts. While she has the manuscript, I’ll be writing up a cover letter and synopsis with the intent to send it off mid-September.
Other writing projects underway are a couple SciFi short stories, Heritage Lost‘s sequel–will be my NaNoWriMo project–and a WWI historical fiction novel, for which I will begin researching in the winter–something I’m very excited, especially after determining it was feasible, though it will require one artistic license. I have a couple other things in the works; however, some are still up in the air and not ready to be shared.
WHAT I’M READING
I’m reading more again, which is terrific. I’m completely devouring “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo. Kondo and her KonMari Method are very popular worldwide, and she has a three-month wait list with clients seeking her expertise to conquer their lives and possessions. Being a mild pack-rat, I’m eagerly gleaning what pearls of wisdom I can–and so far, I am taking a lot away from the book.
Another book I’m currently reading is one my brother loaned me: “Fast Ships, Black Sails.” It’s a pirate anthology, which transverses genres. I’m more than halfway through it, and some of the short stories have been hit and miss for me; but generally, I am enjoying the book, which I’ve been reading in fits and starts. I won’t even get into the rest of my reading pile right now.
I’m currently booked for editing; however, I’m anticipating having openings again by mid-September. Additionally, I’m hoping to have a free workshop in late-September . . . more details will be incoming on that.
Hope everything is going well with all of you. I hope to do a catch up on a lot of blogs . . . so far behind >_<.