It’s been three weeks since I last updated for ROW80. Hope you’re all cracking on. It’s going to take me ages to check up on this lot. 🙂
I meant to update last week, but I got caught up in the news—I have zero faith in humanity this month.
Between the massively hyped up visits by the Queen and Obama, my corner of the world has gone into lockdown. Seriously, world leaders and figureheads, if you have to visit us, please don’t go near my home. We don’t want to carry ID while getting the milk in the corner shop, and sleep is kinda hard with all of those helicopters spotlighting the entire street. My parcels are probably not bombs, I’d like them back now. Kthxbai.
My cat has gone missing, and attempts to call him (and entice him with treats) result in me being swarmed by stray/neighbouring cats. Just call me the Cat Whisperer. My hesitance to break the bad news to the children was unwarranted. “Does this mean we can get a bird?”
Despite my children’s impressively coordinated attempts at distracting me, I have been working. Last time I updated for ROW80, I think I said I was going to work on editing until it was done. I got through it, sent it out for editing, and finally, finally, Taunt is live.
Now I’m tired. By the way, if you’re looking for an editor, I recommend booking a slot with Lynn O’Dell (Red Adept) before I snap up all the empties. Just sayin’. 😀
I’m not sure what my goals are for the rest of this round of ROW80. I’d quite like to stop having such crazy vivid dreams, so full on first drafting might be in store. I have a couple of short pieces that I’d like to finish this month, then in June I will either work on the sequel to Taunt or Verity. Or else get rid of the contemporary Y/A novel that’s been driving me mad since last year. I’ll aim for 10k a week again. Just for kicks. 😉