Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mom's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there. I didn't realize it was mom's day until my husband wished me a happy Mother's Day. I'll hear from my kids today, but we don't exchange gifts. This is the second year I won't be making a call to my mom. Still, I'll always think of her every year on this day.

I just opened a new file for my WIP. I call it Draft 3000. It seems like I've written that many revisions. This will be the fourth. Listening to that inner voice that nags me, you all probably have one like it. It always knows when something just isn't right. I think I've figured it out this time. At this point in the game, I may have to shut that voice off or I'll never finish this book. I'm at the point where I need to stop doubting myself.

I know the mistakes I made with my first book and I'm trying to avoid making the same blunders in this book. My problem is becoming word count. I'm in danger of cutting too much. My original goal was 60K. I made that goal, but find I've cut around 5K out. It's still okay, but I can't afford anymore cuts.

I need to find a beta reader, I think. There's still a lot of work to do before I get to the point where anyone else can read it. If there's any volunteers, I'd love to hear from you.

The reason I've been so lax about my blog is we're getting ready to move. When I say move, I mean move cross country, back to Washington state. We bought a house out there already and plan to move most everything out in late June. I'm so excited. Lots of things going on right now. They say, the more new stuff you have to look forward to, time will slow a bit for you. What do they know. I'll try and stay with you a little more. I'd say by August or September, I'll be blogging so much, you all will get sick of me. Take care.

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  1. Moving at all is bad enough--across country is a penance. I'll be your beta reader if you'll try to be mine. That isn't a fair request at the best of times, probably, but right now while you're still tripping over unemptied boxes...
    let's say, in the future?

    I need help--plotting. I can help with some other things, I hope.

    Best of luck.

  2. Moving huh? Glad you're excited about, it will be a fun time for you. Good luck and I hope all goes well with the move.

    I just came by to say hi and to wish you a good week.

  3. How wonderful for you to have a new home. Right now I'm sure your in the thick of things! I am a fellow writer and know the perils and obsticals we face while trying to write or pages!! Hang in there. Living life is just the inspiration we all need. Your in the midst of living life! Hang in there!

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