What I Read
I can admit it, I didn’t get a lot of reading done this past week. I don’t feel bad about it though—because I spent that time writing instead, and I got a lot done. I did find time, however, to pick up A SEAL’s Temptation by Tawny Weber, which was my monthly ARC read from The Naughty List ARC Club. Honestly, it was a nice change to read something kind of mindless. It was a pretty cute romance with lots of steamy bits, and what I like to refer to as “brain candy”.
Upcoming Book Reviews:
Monday, September 14 – Aisuru
Wednesday, September 16 – A Seal’s Temptation
What Was Posted
September 7 – Review: Back Roads Kingdom
September 9 – Review: Ukiyo
September 11 – Doing What We Can
What I Did
Like last week, I spent most of my free time working on my outline for Khet (which still doesn’t have a real name). I added about 17k words and 27 scenes in that time, and lot a whole lot of sleep. It’s not much in comparison to how fast other’s write, but given that I’m in the process of figuring out the scenes and moving POV’s and characters/scenes around… I’m all right with that. Considering the book sat around with 9 chapters under it’s belt for the better part of two years, being 75% of the way into the outline doesn’t seem like a small task. I’m pretty proud to be this far in.
The next step, of course, is to finish up the last little bit of the outline, and then go back and start picking apart any chapters/characters/events that really don’t need to happen… getting things cleaned up for the initial draft. I’m hoping to have everything sorted out and ready to write by the end of the year (and I have every hope that I’ll be able to do so). Ultimately, I’d like to get it written, beta read, edited, and published a year from now. It’s time to stop procrastinating—and I think I’ve made a good start on that.
Other than writing, I didn’t get a lot done this week. I waited around for our lawn service to come and mow my grass so I could walk outside without having an allergic reaction…but of course, they never show up on time, and didn’t arrive. No big shocker there. My daughter is currently dealing with her first cold of the school year, which made our week pretty lax since she was running a fever. I took pity on her and had her watch cartoons for two days rather than attempt school work.
We also haven’t sent my computer back in yet, mostly because of time restraints. My husband’s been working out of town for his job (and for the next three weeks will continue to be out of town), so finding time to get to the post office, go grocery shopping, etc for the one day during the weekend that he’s here and the post office is actually open, is an exercise in madness. We only have one vehicle, and I don’t have it while he’s gone (not that I like to drive anyways), so getting my computer shipped out for repairs has been rather difficult. I’m hoping to get it sent out next week—but it’s not as urgent now that I have access to most of my files (my wonderful husband went and bought an external dock for my hard drive that we’re able to hook up to the laptop and access my files through—YAY!). It’s not perfect. I can’t play games and I don’t have most of my programs, but at least I can get to my e-book library again as well as my writing and blog files. Just being able to get to them is a huge relief!
I don’t have a lot of plans for the upcoming week past general errands I have to do, and lots more writing. I need to get some reading done (before I run out of book reviews to schedule!), but honestly my heart isn’t in reading right now. It’s consumed with writing—and I can’t justify putting down the work I’ve tried so hard not to procrastinate on in order to fill blog posts. I desperately want to finish Khet’s outline, and I’m so close to the end that it’s hard to ignore the voice in my head that’s telling me to suck back copious amounts of coffee and just get the damned thing finished. I guess we’ll see what happens!
I hope everyone has a great week!