Jenny: Woo hoo! My contract (hard copy) should arrive today via FedEx. I'm excited to get everything signed and sent back.
I don't think I mentioned I was in Portland for a few days, but I was, and it was a nice little getaway. Bought a bunch of books at Powell's (of course) and did a little shopping (no sales tax in Oregon, gotta love that). Didn't write one single word. Oh well. The break was good for my brain. I'm at 60k in the new book and it seemed like a good spot to take a breather.
Goals for this week: Get my contract signed. Add another 10k to the WIP. Finally post the interview with my agent on Wednesday – it's fabulous. You guys don't want to miss it.
Joann: Congrats, Jenny! A hardcopy of your contract has got to feel realer than real!
Last week I hinted about a confounding thing happening in my world of writing. I wasn't sure it would go anywhere, but it has, so I might as well talk about it. I'm working on a new project that is 1) handwritten and 2) comes at a strange time - right on the heels of the completed first draft of WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT. It's been AGES since I hand wrote anything more than grocery list, but I'm finding my connection with the story to be significantly deeper AND it's a better written first draft. So...
Goals for this week: Keep plugging away on the first draft of handwritten OPUS (lmao) and continue second-drafting WAM.
JB Lynn: I'm waiting. Waiting for a contract on one book so that I can find out what revisions are necessary. Waiting back to hear from all the agents who have another book. (I know I'm getting a second read (which is great) from at least one agent, but it means more waiting.) And I'm waiting to find my flow with my WIP. I'm eeking out this story at a snail's pace...maybe a dead snail.
Goals for this week: Add 15k GOOD words to the work-in-progress. Decide whether or not to submit another book to an e-publisher.