So, today, I sold four paintings. Not the big ones, but nevertheless, a good day.
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Finished my novel edits. Now just one more read-through before I submit to my critique group. I am so happy with it so far!
Very cool to see lots of friends from past conventions and meet new ones. Inspiring to talk writing. I am so pumped to get back to work!
I’m on the last chapter of novel edits (this round) and hope to be done tomorrow. A few more things to check, then a read-through and it goes to my crit group!
Thanks to Randy McCharles and Lesley Winfield for organizing a wonderful multi-author signing at Pandora’s Boox in Olds today! We had about 12- 15 authors out, and every one of them sold at least a book or two–I sold three! The book store did very well, and everyone had fun. I met some new authors, and had a great time.
Got some good writing done on my novel. A scene that was just not working was whipped into shape, and I rewrote the ending to a short story and submitted it to my critique group. It got an excellent rejection from F&SF, so with some tweaks, it might still be good for another market.
Didn’t win the Aurora for Best Short Fiction, but the convention was really well run and interesting. I attended a couple of sessions on medieval and renaissance warfare and a demonstration on sword fighting, and the SFC Canada party was great. The hotel was lovely and had a few meals with good friends.
Just spent 5 days at the Rocky Mountain Writers’ Retreat with 14 other writers and wrote almost 13,000 words. Not a record, though: Randy wrote 30,000. Planned out 22 scenes to finish the rough draft, and accomplished 15 of them. Very productive!
This weekend: off to V-con in Vancouver. A couple of weeks and I get another 3-day writers’ retreat. Hope to have the edits done, then!
Just spent 4 days writing and did 12 scenes following a secondary character through the novel to give context to his integral actions at the end of the book. Very satisfying! Now off to a 5-day retreat to do more!