I have had virtually nothing to report in my writing saga, and not much of anything interesting to say.
My daughters have been sick and life around the home has been trying and tiresome. My hours at job #1 were increased to 25 per week, my hours at job #2 were increased to 32 per week. At least the increase in job #2 is for a fixed duration, to cover some maternity leaves that are coming up. I'm still really exhausted just thinking about it.
I have squozen in some time to write, and am up to 35,000+ words in my middle grade WIP. I really like the book and can't wait to finish it. I think I will have it wrapped up by the end of the month.
I'm reading On Writing by Stephen King and I'm loving it. Dude has some seriously good advice. And he would want me dead for the adverb I just used, but oh well.
In my personal life, I'm very happy because I'm coming in way under budget with my monthly bills. This is because I have no time to go spend any money. I shoehorn in a trip to the grocery store during my oldest daughter's preschool (she goes twice a week). It's so much easier to go to the store with ONE toddler instead of two.
I am hoping to begin more critiquing for my crit group. I think I have met my monthly requirement by critting 2 chapters, but still, I would like to do way more than that, it seems like nothing. Everything's a balance right now though.
The only thing I'm not looking forward to once the new WIP is done is restarting the agent hunt. Hate that process. Nothing like a little agent flagellation to make you feel like a used tissue.
P.S. Did you like the word squozen? I made it up myself.
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