Ciao, amici! It’s been two weeks. I was too swamped with work and family issues to even draft a fast post last week. Sorry about that.
I’m sure you’re expecting big news. So, here it is:
I finished my massive (over 200,000-word) edit. That in and of itself is cause to celebrate. In the past month, I’ve done several edits, and the two largest of my career back-to-back (the other was over 150,000 words). Tomorrow (today as you read this), I start writing again. I hope I can switch modes quickly.
Also, I celebrated Father’s Day and my dad’s birthday with loved ones, so that was a nice change from the usual all-work-and-no-play-makes-Staci-a-dull-girl grind of the week.
Work just got a lot crazier. That means I’m going to have even less time to write. My ideas for writing as “me” in addition to writing as D.L. Cross are going to be delayed for a bit. I know I won’t have a release this year (barring a miracle or tragedy), but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped thinking about a project. I have a couple in mind, actually.
Also, there was a family health issue that needed to be addressed. That cost me time, not that I’d ever complain about it. Family first, always, and family needed me. There are some tiny complications (which is bad), but the long-term prognosis for him is excellent, which is good. (I’d have put this above, but I hadn’t shared the bad part yet.)
- Lots of editing.
- No writing.
- Family health issue, but it seems to be managed now.
- Celebrated Father’s Day and my dad’s birthday.
Goals for the Week
- Finish revision of book one of new trilogy (to be written under my pen name).
- Complete draft of an email/marketing sequence.
- At least begin outlines to accompany the concepts for books two and three.
- Assist a co-worker with her 40-beat outline for her new book.
Note: Realistically, I know getting all that done is nearly impossible, but we need to shoot for the stars to get to the moon.
So, those are last week’s results and this week’s goals. Fingers crossed! Feel free to leave your results and goals below.