Every eight days or so, depending on weather and other interferences, Steve does a long run at Shelby Farms and I write in the Kitchenette Cafe and wait for him. Today the run was three and a half hours and totaled 17.3 miles. (My husband is so buff!) Normally I drink coffee with lots of sugar syrup and have some sort of junk food and a sandwich. Today I swapped my sweet coffee for unsweetened tea, my sandwich for a garden salad, and my candy bar for fruit. I feel virtuous. My stomach distress and headache are still there but not so bad.
Today was our monthly Thursday night writing group, which I organize. Our homework was to come up with an elevator pitch for writing resource others might find useful. I wrote elevator pitches for seven resources that I find indispensable and ended up pitching Mary Robinette Kowal’s Patreon account, which is truly a blessing in my life. I’ll post the full list of my indispensable writers resources with the pitch for each in a future blog entry.
The group critiqued the first chapter of my primary novel, tentatively titled Whomsoever Saves One Life and I was blown away by how useful their comments were. I really appreciated it. Now I need to edit chapters two and three and have them take a look at those. Chapter three is pretty good already. Chapter two is a bit of a mess though. I will incorporate their comments in the first chapter and do some revision of the second this week.
I added words to Ten Reasons the Pirates Always Win. I’m allowing the Arctic story to lie fallow for a bit while I work on other things.
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 4
— Short Fiction: 00 new words.
— Novel-Length fiction: 399 new words.
— Blog Posts: 929 new words.
— Editorial Work: 00 words.
— Year of Short Fiction Goal: 3 short stories finished and sent out by year end.
— Novel Goal: 1 complete novel by year end.
Healthful Eating Streak: Day 2