Sunday update

Today’s Sunday update is coming to you a bit late in the day, I know. I meant to get it up sooner, but things got a bit busier than I’d expected. But, more on that later.

For now, let’s take a look at how last week’s goals went.

  1. Rewrite the problem scene in C&C.
  2. Revise 5 chapters of V&L.
  3. Start on the new Recipe Review post.

Once again, I accomplished about half of what I aimed for. I didn’t get to work on that C&C scene, so that’ll be going back onto this week’s list.

I did, however, get three chapters of V&L revised, and I’m really happy with how those revisions turned out. I fixed a little problem that’s been nagging at me, and I’m ever closer to being finished this round of edits. All in all, I’d say the revisions are going well.

I also got a pretty good start on that recipe review. The photos have been taken, and I jotted out what I want to say about it. If all goes according to plan, it’ll be ready for posting within two weeks.

That brings me to this week’s goals. I’m carrying over a couple of things, but also adding in something new…

  1. Revise three chapters of V&L
  2. Rewrite that C&C scene
  3. Edit the Recipe review photos
  4. Start at least one character sketch for NaNoWriMo
  5. Start the second piece of my Halloween costume

Most of those are pretty self-explanatory. The V&L, C&C and Recipe review goals are all carry-overs from last week, and the character sketch is a follow-up to the planning that I did a couple of weeks ago. November’s going to be here before I know it, and I’m not feeling at all ready for it.

But do you know what else is going to be here before I know it? Halloween.

I know what I want to be this year, and I’ve already started buying the things I need to make it happen. I hope. I’m building this year’s costume from scratch, so things may not turn out quite how I’m planning.

I did manage to pull the first piece of it together this weekend, though. It involved stabbing my fingertips plenty of times and, somehow, snapping a sewing needle in half (both of which are pretty good reasons why I’m a writer, not a seamstress), but I managed it! The second piece is a bit more complicated, though, so we’ll see how that goes.

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