Thursday, October 22, 2009

"Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow" (Thank You, Shakespeare!)

Morning Folks,

Okay, I'm not actually going away for very long (just one night and 2 days). I might have Internet access while I'm gone, but I'm not sure how much time I'll actually have. I'm actually not going far, but I'm going to be staying away from home so I can concentrate. I'm going to attend a Todd Stone Workshop that my local RWA chapter is sponsoring, it's Friday and Saturday so that's why I won't be available those days. (In short, I probably won't post a blog post for Friday and Saturday).

This week has been so busy. I've been editing the 3 scenes from Surreal that I'm taking with me. Looking over the corrections my free-lance editor, Debbie wrote on the first printed draft. One scene is ready for printing and then I just got to do another look at the other 2 before I print, so that will be what I'm doing today. (Fortunately the other two scenes are shorter, so they won't take as long as the other one). But this editing has reacquainted me with my characters and I'm remembering why I enjoyed this story in the first place. :-)

Last night I took the gift card I got for my birthday and bought me a book I had already read, but didn't have a copy of (The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber). And then the 2nd book in the Kim Lenox series, So Still The Night (sequel to Night Falls Darkly). Also bought my son some new socks, a hat and a Christmas outfit (yeah, I know it's early, but I didn't want to run the risk that I'd get there and they'd be all sold out!) My son was thrilled with his new hat and insisted upon wearing it for awhile around the mall, then at Waldenbooks (also affiliated with Borders) he was excited because he got to get a book, too. (He loves bookstores and libraries :-) ).

Anyway, so that's what's going on the next few days.

What are your plans for the next couple of days? Are you editing a work or still writing it? Have you started querying? If so, are you going for an agent first or straight to a publisher?

Have A Thrilling Thursday!


Marsha Sigman said...

Have fun at the workshop! I have my son's party Saturday but other than that I am working on the current wip. I have approx 100 more pages before I am done with the first draft. I stopped sending out queries on my other finished manuscripts to wait until I feel this one is ready. I have learned so much over the last year that I feel this one has a much better chance than the others of landing me an agent.

bethanyintexas said...


Sounds like fun! Hope y'all have a good time :-) Good luck with finishing up your wip! :-)

J.J. Bennett said...

Have a great time! Good luck and enjoy your time away.

Regina Milton said...

Have fun! I'm sure you'll learn a lot. This weekend I think I'll do some moving but I'm not really sure. I want to get organized and do some writing for sure.

bethanyintexas said...


Thanks a lot. So far so good! :-)

bethanyintexas said...


So far learning quite a bit. Very helpful!