I hit the 10K mark today on Atlantean’s Quest 5: The Dark King. Still a long way to go before I finish the first draft. I am pleased with how the book is going. It’s nice to have a smooth writing experience for once. It’s been a while, since that’s happened. I am not as far along as I’d hoped to be, but I am happy with the story thus far. I know I’m still in the honeymoon stage of the writing process. (For those who don’t know what I mean, it’s the stage of writing when you LOVE your story and you LOVE your characters.) The honeymoon stage normally ends around the middle of the book. Right around the time the REAL work begins. *ggg
Yesterday, I went out to lunch with a friend to celebrate her belated birthday. I didn’t end up getting any work done, but it was worth it. Sometimes you just have to take the time to socialize. I don’t go out often enough, but I suppose if I did I wouldn’t get much accomplished. On Friday, I’m meeting Cheyenne McCray for coffee. Should be fun. I do plan to get my word count in and my workout done afterwards.
I picked up a few of Margie Lawson’s worksheets. Her writing retreat looks great and seems like something that would be beneficial. I’ve been seriously considering hiring a writing coach. There are things in my writing that I want to work on to improve and need help doing so. The only problem that I’m finding is that most people who call themselves writing coaches are really geared to the beginning writer and the ones that aren’t, I don’t care for their writing. I’m going to keep looking though. In the meantime, I’ll study Margie’s lectures and probably sign up for one of her retreats. I’d love to hit the one this month, I just don’t think I’ll have myself together enough to do it.