Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was productive. I took Saturday off and spent it with my hubby. He added a new table to my office and a couple of storage bins. I spent Sunday cleaning and organizing the office. It felt great.
Let’s see what else I did last week…
1) LAST WEEK’S PROJECTIONS:
*Continue work on the rewrite of Rebel. I will attempt to finish Act Two. Many of the chapters can be re-purposed from the original draft so the actual rewriting should be minimal. Almost done with Act Two. I’ve got two more chapters to rewrite.
*Continue plotting/planning All Things Dark and Magical. Didn’t even glance at it.
*Rewriting book descriptions for all published books. I rewrote the one for Regress over the weekend. All done.
2) THIS WEEK’S PROJECTIONS:
*Continue work on the rewrite of Rebel. I’ll finish the chapters for Act Two, and move on to Act Three.
*I have the idea for a prequel for the Alliance Chronicles. I might explore it this week.
*Go over the outline for All Things Dark & Magickal.
3) A FAVORITE LINE OR PASSAGE FROM MY STORY THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED:
“And there’s the problem, sheereen-am. I have thought about what you meant to me,” he admits in a quiet, forlorn voice. “For years, it’s all I thought of.” His eyes close for a moment. They pop open abruptly, and Venter shakes his head violently. “It makes what I must do difficult, but not impossible.”
He kisses her on the cheek and steps away. [scene between Venter and Taaliba, Rebel: the Alliance Chronicles]
Even villains can have a little tenderness. It’s a fleeting moment, but it is all Venter can offer Taaliba.
4) THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED LAST WEEK: Staying organized. My desk, an old table I commandeered, had become completely unmanageable. Little scraps of paper, post-it notes, paper clips, etc. cluttered the top of it. Without drawers to put things in, I resorted to piles of crap every where. But I didn’t want a desk. I opted for a second table to make an L-shaped desk. Then, I added a couple of storage drawers to clear off the desk. Now I have a workable space for the room I’m using.
5) SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP: I figured out the perfect ending for the rewrite. I recently finished reading another book that left me with all sorts of warm fuzzies. I saw it as a challenge to craft my own heartfelt moment between two characters. So, Tru and Zared will get that time. It’s a nice way to end their story.
How I’m feeding my soul this week…I just started a steamy romance by Nikki Belaire. So far, I’m enjoying it.
That’s it for now.