Anyway, I recently saw a month end meme while browsing blogs, and thought it would be a great way to wrap up each month and share news about my life and writing.
~ I reworked my author bio.
~ I critiqued a friend's manuscript.
~ I wrote a logline, 3-line pitch, and draft blurb for my current work-in-progress (WIP), a Highlander novella. I truly do not like writing pitches and blurbs. It's quite challenging trying to condense 40k+ words into a few concise, exciting sentences. It took me an entire afternoon and lots of revisions to create a decent elevator pitch. A big thank you goes to my writer friend Natalie for reading the pitch and sharing her thoughts. I value her opinion immensely. I wanted to have my final pitch up on my blog before I posted this wrap-up, but life got in the way. I'll share it soon on my WIPs page.
~ I didn't reach my monthly word count goal. Like I said, life got in the way. I do like what I've written and am pleased with where my story is going. I'm working very hard on making writing a daily habit. I need to do that and just keep writing and eventually I'll type "the end".
~ As I mentioned I've read fifteen books so far this year. I wish I'd managed to read a few more novels this month. Having said that, I'm still pleased with my progress.
~ Last week I dealt with a family medical emergency that left me exhausted and completely stressed out. After a week-long stay in the hospital, my father is now home and doing much better.
~ My brother-in-law -- my hubby's twin brother -- is here for his annual visit, sans the wife and kiddos. We're having a marvelous time together. =)
How was your month?