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Just Another Ordinary Day…Maybe

Not much really to update about. Life’s been pretty ordinary, though busy.

I’m still working on finishing this first draft, although I’m really struggling with the end. I’m not sure how Naomi is going to escape her from her kidnappers, or how she’s going to even be found for that matter. I had some ideas, but then I realized that I’ll have to add back one of the POV characters that I originally deleted. So, now I get to go back throughout the book and put in those once deleted chapters again (good thing I still have the original draft that had them!). But that also means that I’m going to need to add them fairly soon for my critique group or they’re going to be seriously confused (as if I haven’t confused them enough with the constant midstream changes).

Oh well. I suppose I’ll just write what I have planned in the summary. Generally things change along the way as I’m actually writing the chapter, so maybe some epiphany will hit.

On the non-writing front, my next two weekends are going to be insane. Saturday is a rather unexpected wedding, which my husband just found out two weeks ago he was in. I only just found out the bride’s name three days ago! πŸ˜› We get to be there bright and early at 8:45 in the morning. I’m so bringing a book to read while Phil is off doing the picture thing and I wait for the wedding to start πŸ˜›

After the wedding, I’ll be making a trip to this new bakery I found to pick up donuts for church. Actually, it’s not new, it’s been around since the 1960s, but I only just discovered it. They’re open 24 hours too! Not many bakeries are open all day like that. And they have the best donuts–I love their caramel nut glazed donuts. Anyway, I need to get a dozen donuts to bring to our “Sonrise Service” on Easter. Gotta admit, not looking forward to getting up at 7 a.m. (so NOT a morning person) but it’s once a year and it’s Easter so why not? πŸ™‚

Next weekend is my writer’s conference in Cincinnati (Hamilton actually). Definitely not looking forward to getting up at 6 that morning πŸ˜›

Can I say I’m just looking forward to the next few weeks passing by quickly?

Happier Thoughts

After the ranting and negativity of agentfail#, agent Rachelle has asked writers and agents to share what they’re happy about. Also, agent Jessica Faust has posted authorpass and agentpass day, where she encourages others to share what makes them happy about working with agents (or working with authors if you’re an agent or editor).

Anyway, I’m still pushing forward in my first draft, even though I didn’t really have much opportunity yesterday to write. I did manage to do a very brief edit for my chapter for critique next week. I’m fully prepared for it to be torn to shreds next week and I’m welcoming it!

I’m grateful that today is Friday and that tomorrow is just an average Saturday–one where there is absolutely NOTHING planned! So grateful for that, since next weekend is the short notice wedding and the following one I have a writer’s conference I’m attending in Cincinnati. I’m really just looking forward to a lazy day, perhaps maybe a little shopping excursion to Kohl’s for some shorts for the approaching summer, but nothing major πŸ™‚

That’s it from my end; have a great weekend!

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