|Red Pen Editing - Maria A Smith|
This week has been about editing - every spare minute I've had, which has mostly been late at night, or early in the morning, I've got stuck into the task. I had lots of constructive feedback last week at the critique group, and I'm making some changes. Printing each chapter onto paper, then going through it by hand with my red pen. Afterwards, I make corrections on the screen. This way seems to work better than trying to do it all on the screen.
The walking programme is going well, I'm up to five sessions a week now, I'm chuffed I've got this far, and hope I can keep it up, as I'm really beginning to feel the benefits now. Although I thought it would help with my insomnia, and I'm somewhat surprised that it hasn't made any difference. Its been a bad week for sleep. I really must improve that situation.
Who have I met this week? - A writer who came to our Saturday session. I loved the first chapter of her novel. I hope I'll see her again.
What made me feel happy? - Getting out, and really looking around at the world outside my window. Trees, shrubs, beautiful flowers, blue skies, happy smiling people!
What have I read? - Woman's Weekly, and Women's Walking Magazine.
What have I bought? - Buildings and Contents Insurance, ugh! Trawling around for the best deal is a necessary task I perform every year, it wasn't too bad this time. I did it via the web, and backed it up by calling the company I chose to go with, to confirm everything. The young gentleman in the call centre was very good, and polite.
This week my goals will are,
- Rewrite the edited chapter, and print out another chapter to work on this week.
- Keep this blog up to date.
- A 200 word flash fiction piece to take to the Saturday group
Walking - I've got one of those apps on my phone to motivate me, it records distance, and pace etc, as well as storing the route, in case I want to do it again.
Cinema - Its been a while since I saw something on the big screen, and I'm looking forward to it.
How did you get on? And what have you got planned for the week ahead?