Wife made it back from Arkansas on Tuesday (huzzah!), so my hermit-writing time is coming to a close.
Overall, I think having the weekly goals really helped me. While I didn’t hit them all (mumble mumble agent-search), I hit enough of them to build up a writing rhythm, and got a lot done.
All told, I’ve:
- written two new short stories, and have started a third
- circulated three previously-written stories
- completed final-pass editing of all but the last quarter of my first novel
- reviewed nine submissions by litreactor peeps
I’d like to keep up some of my new habits. I think the litreactor reviews help me to see similar problems in my own fiction, and practice fixing them. I also think the chapter-a-day editing is the only way I can get detailed editing passes done.
I like writing a new short story every week, but at some point I’m going to need to work on editing them all into shape, so I can submit them. So I’ll keep that one for perhaps the next week or two, then settle into editing what I’ve got.