Last week, I got a lot of editing done for my short stories, Falling and The Hag. Falling is now ready to go to an editor and The Hag is coming along nicely.
I wrote the first draft of my first flash piece, Sunshine, which I’ll let sit for a few days before fixing it. Depending how I feel about it once it’s in a better state, I may not go to an editor with this one.
Last week’s schedule:
- Monday evening – Read
- Tuesday evening – Two hours of editing
- Wednesday evening – Read
- Thursday evening – Three hours of editing
- Friday morning – Three hours of editing
- Friday evening – Read
- Saturday evening – (Was not able to write as planned)
- All day Sunday – Four hours of editing and 782 words for Sunshine first draft
Total editing hours – 12
Word count – 782 (first drafts only)
All in all, a good week. The more I do this, the more I realise that editing is really difficult. I’m proud of the work I’ve put in and there have been multiple occasions where I wanted to rip my hair out and close my iPad but I stayed the course. I think that’s what writing is all about, powering through. It has been in my limited experience anyways.
Workable ideas in the bank: 6
Other bookish things
I finished Robin Hobb’s amazing Royal Assassin. Highly recommended. I think I’ve found a new favourite author. If you’re feeling the pain of the wait for Winds of Winter (which is everyone) then the Farseer Trilogy should give you a fix.
This week’s schedule:
- Monday evening – Write
- Tuesday evening – Read
- Wednesday evening – Write
- Thursday evening – Read
- Friday morning – Write
- Friday evening – Write
- Saturday evening – Read
- All day Sunday – Write
This week’s goals
- Finish second draft of The Hag
- Edit Sunshine
- Come up for a plan for the next short story I’ll write
- Continue to read short story publications