A Mini Update

So today was supposed to be a book review. But I didn’t read anything. I went away this past weekend and while I brought two books with me, I didn’t read either one of them. My family and I were pretty busy most of the weekend.

Except we went back to the hotel on Saturday and my parents took a nap. I should have read my book then, but I didn’t think we were going to be in the hotel for that long.

They took a four-hour nap. What did I do in those four hours? Solitaire. I played four hours of Solitaire on my iPad. I did the occasionally Sudoku puzzle as well. But geez… Four hours of Solitaire!

Anyway, I don’t have a book review, which is okay. Books will be back on Saturday.

Needless to say, this is the first time in a long time that I didn’t know what to post about today. I usually have a plan and my posts are written in advance. Not today. Nope.

So, I guess I’ll give you an “update” of some sorts.

Yesterday I mentioned how Kris and I are going to be working an hour a day on one of our novels.

I did it. Yay!

I read through the first five chapters in that hour, which happened to be around 50 pages or so. Like I said, my main focus is to just read through what I have and actually finish the draft for right now.

I did my hour while Kris was at work, so during her hour I started working on a new short story. I wanted to write something, but I didn’t know what so I used last Friday’s Time to Write to get myself started.

I wrote about 1,000 words and I like where it’s going so far. I don’t know if it will ever be posted on here, though. If it’s a good enough short story I’ll probably keep it to submit somewhere. If it turns into a novel idea… Well, then I’m in trouble.

What have you been working on lately?

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7 thoughts on “A Mini Update

  1. I spent yesterday reviewing a dieselpunk short story after an editor friend made some suggestions. Then I took a couple of hours to read and record it out loud. It is amazing what sort of typoes and flow problems show up when you do that. I highly recommend it as an editing technique.
    Now, I’m looking for a couple of BETA readers before publishing.

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