With many blushes, I must apologize for missing the Wednesday check-in, and for falling behind on many of my goals. This check-in will be quite brief as well, since the messiness of my life is not confining itself to the work week. ROW80 understands that writers have lives, thankfully. There was an incident with my parents last week, and the resultant multiple emails and calls among siblings continues today. Also, I had to return to full time at the day job, which, perhaps not surprisingly, flattened me.
Although I have kept up with writing every day, I have fallen behind on most of my other goals. I do hope to make progress on comments on blogs, and replies to comments, today. I did finish a beta read this past week, thank goodness!
Writing the memoir every day has become a habit, as has looking critically at what I need to learn about the craft. I mentioned my need to work on dialogue in an earlier check-in. I find that I need to work on plot quite a bit as well. I’m not surprised–an article on early printed editions doesn’t have a lot of plot or dialogue–and, thankfully, not discouraged.
To that end, I have backed off reading as much fiction as I was a few weeks ago. I haven’t begun reading books on craft, but I have decided which ones to read–that’s something, right? 🙂
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