I've had a fantastic month A-Zing and reading blogs about all kinds of different things, some of which I've never thought to think about before.
But now, it's back to writing.
I'm one chapter away from finishing the new draft of Stumped, and I'm still struggling with writing an ending that's satisfying. I think I may have figured it out, but until I try to get the words down on paper, I can't be sure. Tonight will tell all.... And then I have a few beta readers lined up to take a look. Plus, my wonderful go-to critique partner is zipping through it and giving me fantastic feedback.
I've been querying The Sidewalk's Regrets and the rejections are hurting far less than I expected them to. I think having a new project you're in love with helps ease the sting. Your heart's moved on a little, and you can focus your attention away from the story you're putting out into the world.
The Boyfriend Plague didn't make the semi-final round of ABNA, which was pretty much to be expected given they only had 25 semi-finalists this year. I'm still proud to have made the quarter-finals. Top 500 out of 10 000 isn't bad.
And once I'm finished this revision of Stumped, I still have a whole messy, ugly first draft of my NaNo novel, Between Paradise and Nowhere to revise. Plus, there's a niggle of an idea I have for a new story.... Or maybe two.
Where are you at with your projects now?