Monthly Archives: September 2016

Weekly writing check-in: the one where I drink too much coffee

coffeeheartThe problem with both writing a story that involves coffee (and ghosts) and then rereading the entire series? The overwhelming urge to drink coffee–and lots of it.

I was part way through The Ghost Whisperer when I thought to myself: I really need another cup of coffee.

If this keeps up, I’ll need to splurge and buy some Kona blend.

In other, non-caffeine related news, I sent out three more stories, making a total of five for the month, three of those brand new ones. My submission tracker is looking a bit more robust these days.

As for this coming week, I expect to be drinking even more coffee.

Writing Work:

  • Reading Coffee & Ghosts
  • Photoshop and design
  • Revision work/short stories
  • Craft work: Truby class

Submissions:

  • Like Bread Loves Salt
  • Paper Trail
  • Fire and Ivy

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: the one where I finally (finally!) reach the end

Well, it took me more than a day. Of course it did. But at long last, I finished the third and final season of Coffee & Ghosts! It looks something like this:

toddler-book

The plan is to let it percolate for a bit (ha, a coffee pun), and then I will read the entire series from season one all the way through season three. I want to make sure I haven’t violated my world building, forgotten an important plot point or character, and add everyone’s coffee preference to the series bible (vitally important when the series revolves around coffee), and so on.

Then I’ll start in on revising and editing, proofing and publishing season three.

In the meantime, I have some stories I’d like to revise and send out. In fact, I sent a new one out the door this week. I have lots of reading planned and some craft work. In other words, I won’t be bored.

Writing Work:

  • Writing: Coffee & Ghosts ~ 4,500 words
  • Photoshop and Vellum
  • Revision work

Submissions:

  • In a Manner of Speaking
  • Lucky

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: the one where I will reach the end (I think)

Just a quick update today–I’m saving my words for Coffee & Ghosts. I am nearly there, and with a little luck, I’ll finish episode three today.

Although really, I should be done already. Blame the Vellum. I’ve been reformatting my entire back list, and enjoying it. Seriously. This is one fantastic program.

But! I’m off to finish that manuscript. I’m telling you, today’s the day.

Writing Work:

  • Writing: Coffee & Ghosts ~ 6,000 words
  • Photoshop and Vellum, lots and lots of Vellum

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: the one where I don’t quite reach the end

dogsWell, I thought I would reach the end of Coffee & Ghosts, but I’m not quite there yet. It was the big birthday weekend for my daughter, which meant a big birthday weekend sleepover party at the lake. The dogs wore themselves out keeping an eye on things.

But, I’m almost there and I’m pleased with the progress I’ve made. Also, I did a bunch of formatting and uploading work, and I’m really pleased with how easy it is to go from Vellum to iTunes Producer. I’m sold.

So … this coming week: definitely Coffee & Ghosts. This time, I mean it.

Writing Work:

  • Writing: Coffee & Ghosts ~ 4,500 words
  • Photoshop and Vellum, lots and lots of Vellum

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • Like Bread Loves Salt

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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