Monday, November 23, 2020

Writer's Update

Time for a quick update before Thanksgiving. 

As I've noted, I'm being a NaNo rebel this year, not trying to draft a novel, but rather to sort and edit 50,000 words of short fiction into collections. And how's that going? Well, I think. I passed the 40k mark (including whatever else I've written this month, and the final edits on Death By Donut) late last week, and have three collections ready for final edits and formatting, with stories for a fourth tagged but not yet edited.

I have also written a guest post for the WEP--watch for that to come out on Wednesday, I think--and tackled some challenging computer issues (which turned out not to be as bad as expected). Editing mode has been good to me, and as readers saw on Friday, even led to writing a whole new bit of flash fiction just for the heck of it.

That being the case, I feel like I do have something to be thankful for this week, in addition to friends and family who are holding me together, largely from afar. 

To my US readers, have a good, and safe, holiday. To those elsewhere... be thankful anyway.


Write on!



9 comments:

  1. Have a good week.
    There's a pop up for your mailing list suddenly arrived. Can you make it go away or go to the end of a session? On arrival puts me and a lot of other people off. Especially when we've been on your list for a long time :)

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    1. I’m frustrated by that. It’s supposed to only come once, but seems to show up randomly. I may have to take it down. Maybe if I remove it and try again it will do what I want it to :)

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    2. It’s the first time I’ve seen it... and it didn’t turn up this time.
      Your WEP post was excellent. Well done.

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  2. Your inspirational guest post is up! I just finished you book DBD and I loved it. I'll get a written eval to you by the end of the day. I finished NANO too, then celebrated by reading your book. Now I'm ready to get back to it too!

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    1. You've been amazingly productive! Thank you for it all :)

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  3. It sounds like you have been very product being a NaNo rebel. =)

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    1. Feels good to rebel a bit... though I admit I love to do the noveling thing, just spending a month or more immersed in the story. No reason I can't do that in January or February, when I'm actually ready to write the new novel!

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  4. Hi Rebecca - I have to reply to your guest post ... but it's so good to have you stimulating us ... as you catch up with your writing and are able to write-on ... and you're adapting to what's going on around you ... the idea of NaNo in January or February - makes sense ... so take care and enjoy the writing ... all the best - Hilary

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    1. Thank you, Hilary! The way I see it, any time I'm really ready to dive into drafting a new novel, I can set appropriate daily goals, though I'll need to hunt up a tracker to count words for me :).

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