Spring is right around the corner. I keep feeling hints of it in the air. We’ve had two blessed Saturdays in a row where the weather was about sixty degrees and sunny. It feels magical after so many long weeks inside.
My creativity seems to be bursting forth like snowmelt feeding a river. I’m making progress on writing two books simultaneously. One was planned — the other, not so much. But as long as the words are willing and I’m cozy in my nest during the last fits of winter, how can I resist?
Here’s an update on my progress since Wednesday:
Thursday: 600 words on my “just for fun” project. (Even though I said on Wednesday I’d be forcing myself to write on my primary WIP first…I never follow my rules. That would be too boring.)
Friday: A torrent!! 2,300 words on my primary WIP, with big happenings afoot in my made-up world. Fun, fun, extra fun. 🙂
Saturday: 900 words on the primary WIP.
Sunday: 800 words on the primary WIP so far today. I’ll hit my “just for fun” project next if I have more time to spare.
In the last week, I’ve written 4,000 words on the second Foulweather Twins book (my primary WIP) and 1,200 on my other project. I’ll take it!
In the coming week, I want to finish up my first run at formatting Queen Witch for paperback. I need to fix the beginnings of chapters the way I want them and add page numbers, and then I should be ready to submit it and order a proof copy. Speaking of, anyone know how long the turnaround for a proof is? Once my formatting is basically done, how long until I actually have books in my hands?
I also need to start incorporating revisions to Flight, the third novella in my paranormal romance series. This week I’ll yank my head out of the flow of the creative river, where I’ve been submerged at every opportunity, and fit in a couple of hours of work on that.
Alrighty folks. Real life calls. My poor hubby is working like crazy around the house today, and being SO nice to me while I write and dream, and ditch out on real life duties. I’m starting to feel guilty, so while my youngest naps I should probably start the laundry folding of epic proportions, and in general tidy up my happy little home.
Have a great week, everyone!