I’m borrowing this from Christine D’Abo’s blog, it’s a good idea to get me back into routine after the weekend. Although technically my routine is still off since everyone’s home for the long weekend.
I should be out gardening, but I am really feeling the pressure of Dallas looming.
My latest futuristic/paranormal is coming along nicely, it’s completely outlined, and I’m at 19,500 words – not bad for less than two weeks work.
I’ve been tinkering with another short story for Ellora’s Cave – hoping to keep it in their less than 15,000 word category, but in typical fashion for me, I tend to like elaborate plots and think in novel length rather than short stories. So it’ll be a challenge. But one I’d like to try.
I need to write up a synopsis of the futuristic/paranormal I’m working on, and one for the Gargoyle story, in preparation for the course I’m enrolled in through the TRW and also to decide which to pitch in Dallas.
So my goals for this week are:
- Add another ten thousand words to the futuristic story
- Write up a first draft synopsis for the futuristic story
- Write up a first draft synopsis for the Gargoyle story
- Finish cleaning up a scene I’m thinking of entering into the Maryland Writers Group’s Inner Vixen contest
It’s probably overly optimistic to hope that both synopses will get done, but at least one has to get done. As does the contest entry – the deadline for that is June 1st. But the ten thousand words should be do-able. I have a minimum writing deadline of 2500 words a day that I impose upon myself, and since every chapter is outlined, I should be able to continue forward.
Oh, and still no word from my mother. It’s been nearly a week, and she has my phone number and two of my email addresses, so I guess she’s not inclined to get in touch despite what she’d said. Her choice. I’m okay with that. Sad, even disappointed, but not surprised in the least.