Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008: A Look Back

Let's see...I was created in February; I've blogged only a couple of times a month, and wrote 2 books this past year. Not bad for a newbie who's not even a year old (grin)!

This coming year I resolve to:
-blog more
-finish at least two or more wips
-get my first e-contract
-submit my other three completed works, making any changes possible.

As far as personal goals go, I'm going to walk more, in order to maintain my current clothing size or even drop one. I do NOT wish to expand anymore than I have to:)

I will also purchase the Revision and Self-Editing books Kelly recommended, in order to help me with the polishing of my wips before I submit them.

Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve, and 'see' you next year!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Edits Are Arriving...

Finally heard back from my beta reader! My meanness factor is okay, but she's spotted some minor problems with some of the words I used. I'll have to go back and reword those sentances.

And toss some romance into my 1st sex scene, which shouldn't be too hard!

Got a wonderful surprise yesterday morning! Remember my temperamental friend? She emailed me; we met for lunch; she opened up and revealed some shocking developments in her life, which explains her off-the-charts stress level! Our friendship is back on track, and all I can do at this point is pray for her every day. This continued stress isn't good for her, although she said her blood pressure is slowly dropping back into the 'normal' range!

I'll try to post again next week, but in case I don't, have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year! I'll let you know when I do finally send off that polished manuscript, and of course, report back any news I hear on it.

Friday, December 5, 2008

I Did It!!

Wow...I've been averaging 700 words a day since December 1st, and just a few minutes ago, backspaced The End up to the last page of the manuscript!

I'm feeling pretty good about this one.

Now all I need to do is spell-check; run it past a beta reader; resubmit the work and wait.

Happy early birthday!

Now that would be a fantastic birthday gift, my first e-contract??

Keep your fingers crossed they like the additional scenes!