This one is yet another short update. I have been very quiet on the twitter/Facebook/blog front lately because I have been really busy this week, and with limited time available, I would rather focus on the writing. My close friends already understand this, and well, those who are going to ‘unfollow’ because I was quite for a few days, probably were going to eventually when I wasn’t entertaining enough anyway.
On Monday, I was in a small accident. Someone stepped in front of me in a very narrow space and I jerked the wheel to miss him and ended up hitting a very sturdy metal gate instead. Aside from a very ugly scratch on the paint, scaring me to death and finding out that my inhaler needs to be refilled, everything is fine. Of course there has been some time devoted to taking to the insurance company and so on. (and explaining it to my husband several dozen times who swears HE wouldn’t have scraped the truck) As I told him and the insurance company – I’m human and the sight of a living being about to be mowed over by my vehicle scared me and I veered away to prevent it. The guy I missed didn’t even realize his near miss until someone started yelling at him for stepping in front of me. I’m OK with this outcome even if I do have to get the truck repaired. For the record, it is one really sturdy gate that I hit- didn’t even scratch the paint let alone cause damage to it.
On the plus side, I did get a lot of things done this week while I was in my busy mode. First and foremost, the deadline I was working on is finished and I actually did submit the work I intended to submit. Yay me right? Now to wait for the reply.
Part of the experience of this was that I asked Donna Newton, whom I respect tremendously, to go over the story for me before I submitted it and she was gracious enough to do it for me. I was thrilled that she liked it, but even more so, it was really impressive to see the master at work. A few sentences smoothed out, a couple of little details added, and suddenly my story went from pretty good to nearly shiny. I am very pleased with the result, and it was like getting a crash course in setting the scene and knowing which details need to be included.
I also was asked to do a review for a book that will be released in September. That review will be posting on this site tomorrow, and I have been adding the review to my accounts everywhere else I can as well. I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to be allowed to review Riever’s Heart, especially since Renee Wildes, the author, is not only a wonderful writer, but a wonderful person.
Very proud of myself – I have managed to not only stay on track with my writing goals, but I am actually getting ahead of myself now, and have found a renewed enthusiast for my other work in progress. The next few days will offer little in the way of writing time for me, but I am still confident I will make my daily goals. I’m going to develop a little more backstory on my characters before going forward again.