Greetings and happy Friday!
I just wanted to stop by and let y’all know whats been going on. I just finished chapter 10 and sent another chapter packet off to my editor. I can’t believe that I made it to this point. I never have. This makes me excited and freaked out all at the same time. I know that the likelihood of my book becoming popular is slim to none, but I hope that a few people like it. If they don’t it’s ok because I love writing and I’ll continue to write because there is no way that I can stop writing.
This year is also the first year of my garden. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am. I’ve wanted to do a garden for years. I picked up my plants yesterday, but I won’t be planting for a little while longer. According to my neighbor, who has been farming his whole life, I shouldn’t really plant till the first week in May. I don’t think I can wait till then but I’ll try.
I’ve also started to work on a rough outline for my next book. The Lost Guardian is the first book in a trilogy. I’ve already worked out the cover and the title for the next book. I know they say that you shouldn’t worry about those things till the end but if I don’t then I can’t focus on the story. The title and cover are just as important as the story itself so I try to make them right off the bat.
I’ve also taken up embroidery again…I know, I know…but I always like to have something going on. Plus I’m extremely old fashioned. Any who, that’s all for me and I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend.
Till Next Time
Greetings everyone! Man I have been struggling with the latest chapter of The Lost Guardian. This is an extremely important chapter. Not only is it the middle of the book, it’s also the point when things start to gear up. I can’t seem to get it right. I think I’ve rewritten it three times so far. I hope to get it worked out soon because I need to keep on schedule if I want to complete this book by October. I know that seems like a long way from now but as you know writing takes a long time. I may just have to walk away from it for a few days so I can clear my head and then go back to it. I still need to complete my cover for this book. I have everything roughed out I just need to finalize it.
So in other news, I’m now in my last class before I earn my degree! I couldn’t be happier! I still have to take care of my graduation fees and set up an appointment with the school board in my area to discuss what steps I need to take to get my license and certification to start teaching. I really hope to be in the classroom by years end so keep your fingers crossed.
I also need to start working on the quilt for my great-grandmother. It was supposed to be done by Christmas but things got in the way so now I’m trying to finish it by her birthday which is in April. I’ve become a bit old fashioned so I’m mixing embroidery into the quilt which does make the process longer. Some of the material comes from an old blanket that once belonged to my great-great-grandmother. When I get done I’ll make sure that I post a picture up so you guys can see it.
I’ve also started planing my garden for the spring. I know winter is still raging on, but since I don’t have a yard to dig up I have to use pots and planter boxes. I’ve been dying to do a garden for years but it hasn’t worked out yet. I tried when I lived in southern California, but the sun was too harsh and all my sprouts died. (I cried)
So this is just a bit of what’s going on with me right now. I haven’t really put anything up in a while so I just wanted to touch base. Take care and see you soon.