Progress Report

Not awe-inspiring, but here’s my word count for the weekdays:

002

And I’ve revised/edited 164 pages (some pages I went over up to three times.)

So, here’s where a few of the projects stand at:

CIASG: Almost ready for submission in March
Goblets novel: (Draft one) 24,803 words
Doomsday project: (Draft one): 6,486 words

I’m ready to send out my calendar project (the page-a-day one.) You wouldn’t believe how few publishers accept text-only calendar submissions.

I’m still doing the encouragement emails, but I’m afraid they might come off as condescending. I’m trying to give the advice/encouragement I’ve gleaned and wish someone would tell me. The point? It’s all going to be okay ๐Ÿ™‚

Keep your pen on the page,
Beth

Better Than Gray on Grey

A New Look for a New Year!

I’ve messed around a bit with the look of the blog. Whatchoo think?

If you’ll take a look to you left, glorious blank space (ooh la la!) Up above (repetitive, no?) a mug shot…but not mine. And on the right, next to that blog content stuff (who cares? No, I’m serious! SOMEBODY LOVE ME!), is my scroll-y sidebar of wonder, stuff and things. I feel I should capitalize that…

SCROLL-Y SIDEBAR OF WONDER! STUFF AND THINGS!

Exclamation. Exclamation. Exclamation. (Ex=no more, clam=a tight-lipped water creature. I had sugar. What’s YOUR excuse?)

The stuff and things are the ever-shiny follow button, a tag cloud for my posts, and the progress bars for my two works-in-progress. CIASG is a bit readier than it appears (I should update), as is “Goblets” novel (if only by ten words.)

I feel I should give you a treat for reading through all of that. I don’t know if this counts, but here is the last sentence I wrote (in all its unpolished wretchedness):

It would seem a useless exercise at this point, for their alcove was quite surrounded by the red eyes, whose ownersโ€™ growls and cries pierced the night.

Keep your pen on the page,
Beth

End of January Report

Words written this year thus far: (at least) 7,910
Submissions made: 1
Rejections: 1 (for a submission made last year)
Creative writing group sessions planned and executed: 1 (with another one going on later today)

See, I’m making progress. Slow progress, but progress. Oh, and I got hit upside the head with another non-fiction book idea. Arr–I mean ugh. Don’t want you to get the wrong impression and think that my non-fic is about pirates ๐Ÿ˜‰

How about YOU? What progress dost thou have to report?

As always, keep your pen on the page,
Beth

Progress

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NaNoWriMo is going well. *rubs hands together and cackles* As you can see from the chart above, I am a little ahead of schedule…which is a very good thing, because of week two doldrums. It seems to happen every year: I get ahead, and then by day seven, the words just aren’t coming. I am not planning on letting that happen this year. I am going to try to keep at least one day ahead (preferably two) this week, and on Saturday, I plan to aim for 10,000 words.

O_O

In other news: I have some publishing news to share soon! I’ve told my Facebook friends the gist of the news, but you won’t hear it until December-ish. Sorry!

Other than writing, I am trying to learn patience. I don’t want to have to learn patience. I wish it came naturally. Actually, I wish there was no need for patience in the first place (which just goes to show you how impatient I am.)

That’s it for now.

Keep your pen on the page,
Beth