Hi everyone! Well, I got so caught up in reading, FastDrafting and plotting this novella that I almost forgot it was Sunday. I’m sure that’s never happened to anyone else…
So, I’ll be brief today.
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Writing: I’m currently in Candace Haven’s FastDraft which has gone well over all. I had one off day where I only wrote 5 pages (about 1200 words), but other than that I’ve been hitting the 5k mark or above every day. It was amazing how quickly this let me see the flaws in my story, but it was equally amazing how rapidly I saw ways to improve it. Moving at the speed of FastDraft is like seeing through the veil…if that makes any sense. If not, just ignore me *smile*
Reading: I read the Screenwriter’s Fairy Tale by Todd Klick, twice, it’s a fast read. I still have to get a review up on GoodReads and Amazon for it but will try to do that by end of day tomorrow. Five stars all the way. Next is to finish Writing Love by Alexandra Sokoloff, then I think I’ll be reading Kait Nolan’s Red, which is highly recommended and been on my Kindle for a couple months while I concentrated on craft books – I could really use a fun adventure and I’m sure Kait will deliver on that one.
Blog Transition: This coming Friday/Saturday I’ll be purchasing the WP.org site and linking up with a hosting service. Still haven’t made the final determination on that one but it is a short list. Since this is a breakdown goal, the above is the current item, have to update my ROW page.
Social Media: I’ve lined up a quick half dozen reviews to go on Goodreads and Amazon which will be happening throughout this week as well as putting together my “already read” and “waiting to be read lists”. On Pinterest I now have three boards and I’ll be spending at least a half hour on that later today to expand it a bit. Thanks to all of you that have hooked up with me over there and re-pinned the few things I’ve managed to pull together.
E-book formatting: Still nothing to report here. I’m concentrated on writing at the moment and will hit this one harder in August.
Classes: This goal is on hiatus due to reasons beyond my control. I’ll be removing it from my overall goal list.
The Novella: I have most of a first draft. I’ve rewritten a few sections, made some character adjustments and generally been seeing that all the things I should have done up front. I decided to handle this one with only a light amount of prep to see what would have the most value to me in the future. Now I know and the original list of “do this before you write” is shorter now – and the things I know I need, well, I now know I need them, to what extent I need them and exactly what I need them to do. So, it’s all good.
Be sure to get out and visit your fellow ROWers! That’s it for me…