Making Progress

It has been a decent two weeks. The writing is progressing and getting more consistent bit by bit. Starting off slowly and picking up speed.

It helps to have scheduled writing times and in the past couple of weeks, I have been making every effort to stick to them (though I have missed a few). I’m grateful for a supportive husband who lets me go out or go into my cave to write for 3 hours at a time. A significant thing since we have 3 active boys under the age of 10.

I’m beginning to work more on Lily’s Hope – the sci-fi thriller – which is great because I feel like I’ve been away from it for so long (though it’s only been about three weeks). I’m excited to be back on it and a little intimidated honestly. The plot is ambitious. I’m hoping the story will come together in a solid, “thrilling” way.

In addition to my stated writing goals, I am working on a revision of an amateur sleuth cozy WIP so that has been the main writing I’ve done lately. I’m hoping to revise it a few times and get beta readers within the next six months so that I could self-publish it. Scary, daunting yet exciting is this goal to self-publish.

We’ll see. I’m about to do some research on self-publishing. Talk about a new frontier.

In the meantime, I’m reading a book on how to get a literary agent. Another big 2015 writing goal is to start consistently querying agents. Talk about daunting…ahh…

Wishing all of you ROW80ers an amazing week of writing and progress…


Hello, ROW 80 2015!

It’s a new year and I begin again with ROW 80, the writing challenge that knows you have a life.

I have big Writing Goals for 2015 overall and the short-term goals I state here will hopefully lead me on the right path to accomplishing those big goals. They are:

1. Write up to pg. 300 of my WIP: a sci-fi, mystery novel called Lily’s Hope. That will mean writing about 50pp a month. I am aiming to have a full draft completed by spring (May) – one of my big 2015 writing goals.

2. Draft/Complete two outlines for three short stories. I am aiming to submit a few short stories to a couple of writing competitions in the spring (May/June) as well. One of the competitions will be the Writer’s Digest Competition 2015.

3. Draft and complete one screenplay/script.

A lot of writing in two and a half months but I believe I can do it. Here’s to a new year. I am excited on what it will bring. Hopefully, me posting more in ROW 80 about these goals and how it’s all going. I haven’t been able to keep my posting up consistently in the last few rounds of ROW 80 that I participated in. Looking forward to changing that.

Happy New Year, all! And here’s to a new year of writing progress!