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 🙂

Keep your pen on the page,
Beth

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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 owners’ 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 😉

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