Welcome back! To everyone in Canada and the US, I hoped you enjoyed your nations’ birthdays and celebrated in some wonderful weather. It was very hot and sunny here…in a word, heaven. Going back to my day job will not be easy.
It’s unfortunate that I have to return to this blog with a bit of a downer. Yep, I missed my deadline. The first draft of Dragonfly Summer is not finished. I still have an estimated 140 pages left to write. But it was a tough deadline, and I don’t feel too badly about missing it. As long as I put in a consistent effort, writing every morning, I’ll feel good about my progress. To that end, I’ll start posting my page count, wake up times, etc. each day again. It helps keep me honest.
I could whine and moan about how difficult it is to chain oneself to a computer during this city’s all-too-brief summer, but I’m not exactly enjoying fun-in-the-sun at six a.m. Most often, I’m sleeping. So it’s time to get back to work! On the bright side, thanks to that demanding online class, I’m ahead of the game with my query letter, synopsis, and agent lists, so it’s kind of like I switched deadlines around. That counts, right?
One exciting development…I met with a designer last week about my new book cover. All will be revealed in the coming months, but let’s just say I’m very excited about this project! And, in a weird twist of fate, the designer who was assigned to my account belongs to the same kickboxing club! How strange is that? The world works in mysterious ways.
What goals are you working towards? Have any you’d care to share, in writing? Let’s keep each other accountable!