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Weekly writing check-in: the one with all the snow

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This was the week with all the snow. Well, a foot of snow, anyway. It was a good week for doing some revision.

At first, I didn’t think I did that much work. Then, I added it up.

I revised The Ghost That Got Away, did a content edit/light revision on The Wedding Ghost, and for the sake of story/world building continuity, reread Ghosts of Christmas Past.

Um. Yeah. That’s close to 90,000 words total.

That’s a lot of words. And a lot of ghosts.

This upcoming week I hope to put the final touches on The Ghost That Got Away and unleash it into the world. Stay tuned.

Writing Work:

  • Coffee & Ghosts, Season Two: Revision/editing, etc.
  • Photoshop tutorials

Submissions:

  • Knight in the Royal Arms

Rejections:

  • Knight in the Royal Arms

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Write 1/Sub 1 check in: week 17 from snow to sun

Week 17! Last week it was all snow. Now? We have sun! We’ll be inching toward eighty degrees here today. It’s a little surreal.

Even with the revision work, I wrote something new, if short, this week. I got my submissions in, even submitting something new along with a re-submission of another story.

Writing:

  • Long Walk Home~ 1,000 words.
  • Revisions on Speechless, edits up to chapter nine, new scenes added (and some deleted). In total, I’ve added 4,400 words to the manuscript. Because I’m “aging” it (from tween to teen) this is a good thing. The book can go a bit longer without any worries about it being too long.

Rejections:

  • None

Submissions:

  • Leap of Faith
  • Just a Matter of Time 

Acceptances:

  • None

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Write 1/Sub 1 check in: week 16 the one with more April (snow) showers and rejections

Week 16! And what a week is was, was it not? Glued to the news, two and a half hour commutes thanks to an epic April snowstorm, and those are just the things I remember.

The rest of the week I revised and I wrote a … well, let’s call it another episode of what I’m thinking of as Pansy’s story. I sent out another new story this week, although for this coming week, I may go with a re-submission of a story that has been making the rounds. I have enough on my writing plate that revising another short story might be more than I can handle.

Writing:

  • Downpour ~ 4,500 words.
  • Revisions on Speechless, book map, new calendar, and the first two chapters revised. Yay!

Rejections:

  • The Patron Saint of Lost Things
  • Fellowship award I knew I wasn’t going to get

Submissions:

  • The Weight of Secrets 

Acceptances:

  • None

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Dear Spring …

Where are you?

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And now it’s snowing outside of WordPress

If anyone needs me, I’ll be shoveling.

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From our snow family to yours

Happy Holidays!

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Now that’s *really* scary

If you thought our mad, mad, mad monster party was scary (see post below), you haven’t even experienced scary yet. 

Our backyard this morning.

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I know. It’s not even the middle of October. Do you think if we pretend it isn’t there, it will simply go away?

In any event, we’re all prepared for a day of mini-hibernation. We have hot chocolate. We have creamy potato soup. We have two kinds of pudding cake. If we’re feeling up to it, maybe we’ll peek out tomorrow.

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More let it snow!

But not the cozy, reading the anthology by John Green Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. No, this let it snow:

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It got a little wild out there yesterday. Speaking of which:

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Those are oak leaves. I’m not exactly sure where they came from. It wasn’t just the kids kicking up some random leaf pile from the woods at the side of our yard. (This is where we put our leaves. I don’t know what other people do with their leaves.)  Anyway, while I was driving around yesterday (because I’m crazy like that), I ran into other random oak leaf explosions. It was weird.

A few moments later, they were both tapping at the back deck door, all big eyes behind all that snow.

“We heard a dog bark,” Andrew said.

Yeah. That’s scary. But I guess with all the wind and leaves, it was a little freaky. So they came in and played with PlayDoh and Kyra invented a country called Unicorn Sisters, where only girls live.

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