Since it has only been a few days since Sunday’s check-in, I always hate to go through my whole list of goals on Wednesday, preferring to concentrate on just one thing. Over the last three days, however, I have been whittling away pretty aggressively at those goals, so I guess I should share everything I’ve done.
As far as reading, I am holding my own, reading a little bit of everything when I can. Or so it seems. I finally posted the review of Beth Camp’s second book, “Years of Stone”. I am enjoying reading “The Two-EdgedSword” by Caye Bartell, so it makes it easy to grab my Kindle and read on it whenever I get a minute.
In the writing category, I am half way done with chapter 30 of my novel. I also have started editing “The Early Life of Jesus”. Got through Day 5, so that would be one-eighth of the way done with that project. I woke up at five this morning and couldn't get back to sleep, so got up and wrote a flash fiction story.
I submitted a piece last night to Guideposts magazine. Sometimes I feel like magazines like that are too “big”, are too well-known and have too large a readership for me to ever break into, but then I hit myself over the head with a rubber noddle and say, “they gotta published someone, why not you?” I will let the short story I just wrote rest for a few days, and then hopefully submit that to Splickety magazine at some point.
It does make it sound like I am making headway. Maybe summer is starting to wind down and that is giving me the energy to refocus. Right? No more vacations to plan, just a weekend at the Renaissance Festival in a few weeks and a wedding in October (both trips to Minnesota by the way). Other than that, all I have to look forward to is hours and hours in my office, writing, editing, and plowing ahead.
Ok, I don't have a rubber noddle. I could hit myself over the head with a Snoopy.