Thanksgiving went well. The kids and I spent the day at my parents’ house. My mom cooked and she did awesome, as usual. There was pie afterward and I ate a lot of it.
I finished the zero draft of HER LAST KILL and it’s safe to say, it’s a mess. I started the story one way, and (as typical of me) it ended another way. So there’s going to be a lot of figuring out what needs to stay and what needs to go and rewriting large sections of the book before it is anywhere near ready to even see an editor, let alone publish. I guess it’s good that my deadline for it is still a few months away.
I recorded a podcast for Story Nerd and scheduled it for Monday. I need to do a couple more and build a little bit of a cushion for those. I’m having fun with it. It’s like this blog, except in audio and I try to actually stay on one topic. LOL.
Also, I finally got my printer working without the streaks or clogged printheads, so now I’m going to get to play with my Silhouette Cameo. You know what that means? I get to make stickers. I have plans for Lucky Thirteen stickers, writer stickers, RSF stickers, planner stickers… so many stickers. It’s going to be amazing. With a working printer, it means I can work on my planner prototype too. I’ve been putting off finishing the design because there was no way to print and see how it was working out.
But for now, I’m working on a proposal for a new project to be written mid-2019. It’s turning out pretty well, but there’s a lot of work to be done on it still.
The Great Newsletter Overhaul of 2018 is also going well. It scares the heck out of me to delete a whole bunch of people, but these people aren’t actually reading my emails anyway and I don’t want to keep sending them to folks that don’t want them anymore. Also, I’m writing new freebies for the list, which I’ll make available soon to the list itself. They won’t be full-length books, but they’ll be complete stories and more in line with what I write now.
Anyway, so I went off track there again… Let’s circle it back. Thanksgiving was awesome. Now I’m so ready to concentrate on Christmas. I’ve been watching Hallmark movies and having so much fun getting ready for the holiday season.
So, how was your Thanksgiving, if you celebrate it, and if you celebrate Christmas, what do you have planned for it? My Christmas is probably going to look a lot like my Thanksgiving did.