Whelp, We're fully entrenched in August. I'm not sure how this happened. And now that I hauled through one of the major, major goals for the summer, I'm a little bit lost as to what needs to be done next. I still think there's something wrong with this WIP, but I can't articulate the problem. Like, people love dialogue heavy things, amiright?
How I Did Last Week
Continue SCENES FROM LAST NIGHT revisions.DONE. Now I just need to send it to betas. Get up at 5 AM Tuesday-Friday so I can walk to work before it gets way too hot.ACHIEVED, sort of. I woke up at 5 every day, but only walked 4 days because I carpooled with a coworker.
- Walk every day. Nope. I only managed 5 days.
- Beta a friend's manuscript. In progress. My revisions took too long so this isn't complete.
Stretch goal-->Get at least halfway through final workshop of PLANNING YOUR NOVEL.DONE. This is a massive workshop and I'm not as prepared to do the exercises in it for The SNI but I'm reading.
My Goal(s) For This Week
- Complete the beta I started last week.
- Walk every day.
- Complete reading final workshop of PLANNING YOUR NOVEL.
- Stretch goal-->Think about the Assassin Project and the Boy Band books and formulate a rough revision plan.
Favorite Line From My Story"It's a low-rent clown. I hate clowns."
Biggest Challenge I Faced This WeekThe revision itself. SFLN is terrifyingly short for a contemporary YA and for some reason this book doesn't like the concepts "exposition" and "narration" at all. This was a hard won revision round. Hopefully my beta readers won't hate me when we're done.
Something I Love About My WIPHow the mimes have taken on a life of their own. In the WIP and in real life. In the WIP, they have multiplied like rabbits so now there is a mime horde. Bestie Danielle and I randomly incorporate mimes in our conversation. She even commented that a show her son watched dealt with a mime. Then there are all the YouTube videos I found on miming, and of course there's this mime meme.
Hope everyone has a fantastic week!