This week I got the critique back on my novelette, Wytchfire, and felt so stoked for the story, my happiness might have overflowed… My online friend Ciara Ballintyne sent out a call that Club Fantasci was looking for another reviewer. Since my editor, Dionne Lister, and the first person to review my first book, MJ Kaufmann, were both also involved, I figured it could be a lot of fun. So, about once a month, you’ll see me posting reviews there. And, in the event that someone’s not able to make the monthly Google+ hangout to discuss their book of the month… I’ll be the pinch-hitter.
This, on top of my monthly commitment to the Starbound Lovers blog, means I’m forcing myself to get out and about a little more.
Even so, I’ve been a good girl, keeping up with school, and my DogWalk app tells me I took four walks for a total of over 6.6 miles this week.
I even began drafting two new reviews for my blog for this month.
However, for all my excitement about the feedback on Wytchfire, I’ve been too tired to do anything more than step 2 of my process: Properly segment the work into a new Scrivener file, in preparation for the deeper, structural dive necessary to polish it to its final state. I would love to finish and release it before my huge final paper is due 6/16–which is also pretty close to the time this round ends. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I manage that, since Friday is the first of two dental circles of hell for me this month, and I don’t know how long it will take for me to recuperate from the numbing agents they use to be able to do whatever’s necessary.