Today’s post is a part of the Weekend Coffee Share, graciously hosted by Part Time Monster every weekend. A time for us to come together, share a cup of coffee (or our beverage of choice) to share some of what is going on in our lives. It’s a lovely check-in!
If we were having coffee I would offer it to you iced. With apologies that I haven’t had the chance to make my coffee-ice-cubes yet. This 90 degree weather is throwing me for a loop – I am not a fan of the heat. It makes me melt.
I’m hoping to be pretty productive this weekend, using the heat as an excuse to just sit at my computer and write all day. If I don’t end up sleeping most of the weekend… that’s a distinct possibility as well — I’ve been so tired lately and the next week at work is one of our busy ones, so I need to be well rested going into it.
I’d tell you that I am excited about the start of Passionate Geeks this week! I’ve had a lot of people express interest in contributing to it and I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone has to say!
I’m looking forward to the summer (assuming the weather stays in control). While my work schedule really doesn’t really change, I like to pretend that things are a little slower… and I am taking some time off here and there for various visits, which will be nice.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I’m continuing on the novel… slow but steady progress. I just signed up to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo in July. My goal is to have the compiled draft of the novel done by the end of June, so that I can spend July editing the entire story — making final determinations on some of the things that are still noted as “need a name” or “I probably should figure out the government structure,” clean up language, deal with character inconsistencies, figure out some messy point-of-view issues, and other such things. The goal is to send it to its very first reader (a very dear, trusted friend who will be honest, but kind… and perhaps a little snarky/silly) before the summer is up. I’m both excited and nervous at the idea of putting this story out there, hoping that it is good enough. Good enough for people to want to read. Good enough to capture the attention of an agent. Good enough to be published.
You know, I’d settle even with “good enough for people to want to read.” I know I have a long road ahead of me still, but it is starting to feel amazing and daunting. Real.
What have you been up to?