Wednesday 20 March 2013

Long time no see...again!

Love this picture. Can't remember if I posted it before, but it's a tile my daughter made last year before leaving primary school. So cool.
Anyway. How is everyone? OMG. It's been so darn long since I last popped in, and if I'm totally honest this has been happening quite a bit this year. I've been working hard on several Sierra Fox books and time just keeps slipping away from me...
Last week and this week, I've been working on the final draft of Sierra Fox #4. It's intense work because I have to stay sharp so things don't slip by me. The best way of doing that is by revising on the PC, and then reading what I've revised on my phone. It's double the work, but I'm catching a bunch of typos and repeated words by doing this.
I actually finished the third draft yesterday afternoon, but I'm about halfway through what I'm calling revision-checking--hubby totally came up with this name--so I plan to get stuck into that today, tomorrow and Friday. If I do, looks like I'll be able to stick to my self-imposed deadline of subbing it by the end of the month... just in time for the 4-day Easter break. :)
If I can do that, it would be awesome!
The next/final book in Sierra's five-part series is really speaking to me, and as much as I'd love to write it during the month of April, I don't think I can. My daughter has two weeks off in April, we have a vet appointment, I have a doctor's appointment, there are a few public holidays... yeah, doesn't look likely. So instead of freaking out, I've decided that May is the month for Sierra Fox #5.
No point in stressing. Besides, that'll give me a month to chill between books and plan as much as I can for the fifth one. It's gonna be a hard one to write. So many bad things are bound to happen...
I can't believe I'm going to say this but asides from reading my own story, I haven't read anything else. Ahhhhh! It feels wrong, somehow. But I plan to reward myself with a bunch of reading after I'm done with this book. Gotta love the positive thinking I'm spilling all over this post. Now, if I can just pretend the season hasn't changed and summer isn't gone, I'll be okay.
Well, that's it for today. I've got a to-do list to tackle!
See ya.

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