Feeling so much better than I did last check-in. I’ve been drinking a glass of water a day every day so far (with one exception) and it seems to be helping. It seems that once I start drinking it, I’m good. Only drinking one glass for now. Because I have bladder issues, I don’t want to go overboard.
The awesome fantastic wonderful super news is that I not only finished my synopsis to my satisfaction, but I submitted the whole thing on Monday. And now I am chewing my fingernails off. I don’t think I’ll hear from them really soon (unless they are rejecting me) but who knows? Gah, I hate waiting.
I also more or less finished the Changeling 4 revision. I decided that the ending did work, and it will provide a hook for part 5. It will end with part 5, though. I sort of semi have that figured out.
(Also toying with the idea of an online serial novel. Thoughts?)
So now that the submission’s finished, I will turn my attention to Fireborn and writing 8 minutes of new material per day. May end up being Flamebound, a paranormal romance novella I wrote waaaaaaay back in 2008 for Harlesquin’s Nocturne Bites line, but it never quite got to the point where I felt confident in submitting. I took it through Holly Lisle’s awesome How to Revise Your Novel class and have been chipping away at it ever since. When I set up my short work priority list for this year (I also have a novel priority list as well), I decided that 50-60k would be perfect for my new goal of getting shorter works up for sale (and could kick off a series). So, that may be my 8-minute writing project, maybe.
On the physical activity front, I’ve done 15 minutes of activity. I’ve fallen a bit down off of it due to lack of motivation. It’s cold outside, I was forced to spend a lot of time here revising/editing/synopsis-izing, I was tired, etc etc etc. I need to get more time in and pronto. If I feel up to it, I may clean a portion of my darkroom as one 15 minute thing this weekend, and it will help me get closer to having it ready to reopen.
Annnd that’s it for now. 🙂
8 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in #4”
Congratulations on submitting your synopsis. Isn’t waiting the absolute hardest thing?? Best wishes with that and with your future work.
Thanks, Chris! The waiting sure sucks! Thank you for the well wishes.
I don’t know what an “online serial novel” entails, but it sounds interesting. Good luck with the projects!
Hi JK Riki! Thank you!
I like how you break up some of your tasks into small chunks (8 mins, 15 mins). That’s genius. I may have to steal that idea. Glad to know you are feeling better. I skipped workout last night because of the cold. I couldn’t bear going outside. I’m not a patient person, waiting on submissions is a nightmare. Good luck.
Thank you! I think the nightmare of waiting on submissions is partly why I took so long to do it. The trick is to stop thinking about it. 😉
Yes I find it best to get straight into working on something else!
Hi Pam! Absolutely!