That right there is my excuse for a bad progress update. Since I was on a vacation from Thursday to Tuesday, I really didn’t get much actual writing done last week. And did I mention that my work and personal lives are exploding? In my defense, I did some heavy mental lifting while driving the 22+ hours round trip to the Atlantic and back. But not a lot of that has made it onto paper yet.
Basically, the only thing I did was revise one of my short stories on my Wednesday/Thursday lunches. I massively reworked the ending of the Sister story. I think I’ll do one or two alpha readers, one paper revision, and then look at submitting it around. At this point, I’m shooting for doing submissions next weekend.
If I say that here, I have to make it true: submissions happening next weekend. I’ll have two things to shop around and I don’t have anything out and about. My reason for letting my short stories slide was that submissions take time and energy and I’ve been working so hard on the novel. That excuse is no longer valid, either, so it’s time to get this show back on the road. Let the rejections recommence!
On an unrelated matter, I think I’ll move my Sunday updates to Monday. Monday/Friday updates seem a lot more symmetrical to me than Sunday/Friday, and the Friday updates should stay where they are because Fridays just feel like a day to mark progress.