Spring has sprung here in southeast Alabama. The weather has been lovely, hitting 80 degrees F a couple weeks ago. The flowering trees are in full spring regalia–the Japanese magnolia cloaked in lovely cream pink blossoms and the Cleveland Pear as pretty as a bride in white. There’s a house in my neighborhood with five of these snowy beauties in a row. You see them and your heart leaps.
I’m on track with my goals so far, ‘though I’m veering off a little bit.
2018 Writing Goals
- Submit a book proposal — Done!
- Finish writing Possessed by January 31 — Done!
- Write A Haunting of Roses — In progress, until a week ago
- Rewrite A Lamentation of Swans
- Revise Errors of Choice (NANO 2017)
- Edit Loose Daddy
Up until last week, I’d been working diligently on A Haunting of Roses. It’s at 25,889 words and I’ve hit a wall. Found myself not looking at the manuscript, just brain-dead about it despite the fact that I have an entire outline, a synopsis, and pages and pages of notes. So I set it aside, and gave the brain something else to do–editing Shadow Walk–not even listed on my goals, but it’s coming along fine. I’ll be traveling to California and Japan in March, hope to pick up A Haunting of Roses in April. I’ve scheduled the Shadow Walk edits to be done by May 31st. I’m nearing the end of the first round and there’ll be at least two more rounds before it’s ready for publication.