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Friday Publishing-Day: Final Edits!

My read-through of Manuscript: Charlie is complete. 134,502 words read and marked in one week.

I honestly was not sure I could complete it at all, but I did! And now I have the entire weekend to implement some edits. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Final Edits!

Friday Publishing-Day: Taking Shape

This week flew by pretty quickly, and I can’t quite pinpoint what has occupied my time and thoughts.

I’ve been productive overall, so that’s good news. Aaaand the novel beyond the manuscript is starting to take shape. Freakin’ awesome. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Taking Shape

Friday Publish-Day: A New Deadline

Welcome to a new edition of Friday… Day! As you might have heard earlier this week, I’m in need of a change-up. This series will officially focus on my publishing efforts, even though that’s essentially what I’ve been trying to do for weeks.

On to the updates! Continue reading Friday Publish-Day: A New Deadline

Changing My Writing Mindset… to A Publishing Mindset

The last couple of weeks have not been my best, in life in general.

I’ve been staying up too late, sleeping in too much, not grinding enough towards my publishing goals, and generally wallowing in a thin but ever-present veil of anxiety and stress. It’s been coming from all sides.

Too real? Sorry. Allow me to explain. Continue reading Changing My Writing Mindset… to A Publishing Mindset

Friday Write-Day: Anxious to Get… Somewhere!

Do you remember being on long road trips as a kid? If you were like me, you probably didn’t sleep much in cars, so you’d stare out the window for hours on end, letting your mind wander.

And every now and then, you’d look at the clock and try to estimate how much longer you had to entertain yourself in the back row of a minivan. You’d be so anxious just to get there that by the time you actually arrived at your destination, brought your bags full of toys inside, and sat down to rest, you just… didn’t know what to do with yourself.

That’s kind of where I’m at right now. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Anxious to Get… Somewhere!

Friday Write-Day: Preparing for the Next Step

This week’s ‘tween-holiday lull has been a welcome break for me. It’s allowed me to really focus on preparing for the next steps — in writing, at work, and in life.

Consider this my pre-New Year planning post. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Preparing for the Next Step

Friday Write-Day: Revisions and Putting Yourself Out There

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My read-through progress slowed considerably over the last week or two, and not for any reason I can readily identify. With the past three days off from work in the run-up to wedding weekend, I have been able to make considerable progress, getting through about 220 of 275 pages.

Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Revisions and Putting Yourself Out There