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Sunday Report Card
Sunday, May 16th, 2010

It’s 5 AM and I’m bleary-eyed at the moment. I brought the 5-year-old home for an overnight. She decided that sleep was a waste of good Nina-time so we’re curled up on the couch watching Shark Tale. Will Smith at this hour is damned annoying.

Not a stellar week. All right, so I did finish a rough draft of a short novella, but it was a really ugly first draft and that stopped me in my tracks. I put it aside and played with family for a couple of days. I’m hoping tomorrow morning I’ll be able to start afresh and finish the thing.

With my sister, Elle James, I taught a class for my Diamond State Romance Authors group on World Building. While I was talking, I got the itch to write another paranormal. Have to give it a little more thought. I think I want to go back to another medieval vampire book or maybe do a succubus. Blood-sucking or soul-sucking—either way it looks like I want to write about someome doing some sucking.

This next week, I have to wrap up that short novella. It’s half of a duet that Sasha White and I intend to publish on Kindle all by our little selves. Sasha just started her story, so she’ll probably be done days before I finish revising my horribly flawed little lump of coal into a glittering diamond.

Sis reminded me yesterday that we are on the hook to teach another Plotting Bootcamp online May 31 through June 26. I completely forgot about it. Now I have to get into the mindset, review our material, and start to talk about it so that folks know they can jump in and begin planning their summer project.

3 comments to “Sunday Report Card”

  1. anny cook
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      · May 16th, 2010 at 8:42 am · Link

    Heh. Sounds like you have your work cut out for you. I write very slowly, but I don’t usually have huge revisions when I finish. :wink:

    I enjoyed your plotting boot camp.



  2. Delilah Devlin
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      · May 16th, 2010 at 11:18 am · Link

    Anny! I think I must be getting lazy. I used to plot more than I do now. I have to go back to basics so I don’t waste any more time! Every word should count is my philosophy!



  3. Rachel Lynne
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      · May 16th, 2010 at 4:16 pm · Link

    I finished my revisions for Ring of Lies, hopefully it is now good enough. I’m ready to move on … I’m toying with the idea of taking boot camp again to help plot a spin-off of Ring of Lies. During this revision I discovered that my heroine’s best friend might have a story lurking!
    Good luck on your revisions, I’m sure the book will be great!