Productive, in its own way

I had today off as a holiday. I’m looking forward to the eight hour shifts next week, as opposed to tens.

My plan was to deal with a bunch of author chores that didn’t involve new fiction. I was moderately successful, if not completely.

There were some blog chores. I traded pages with a few other authors. I got one shtick out the door for an interview, plus I sent an additional questionnaire out.

I finally took the time to work through my own critiqued pages, and that was wonderful. I haven’t had a critique group for a while, and it’s nice to get back to it. These small changes led me to add a couple of lines that really improved my story.

Beyond that, I did a bunch of research on infectious diseases, as one does. I swear, if anyone ever looks at my browsing history I’m in big trouble.

I wanted to at least start on another complete read of Lanternfish. I made some changes and need to re-read it to look at the big picture.

I also wanted to work on a couple of storyboards, but that fell by the wayside.

October is going to be a busy month for me, so these chores may get finished in bits and pieces.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend, and a happy Columbus Day if you got the day off too.


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17 responses to “Productive, in its own way

  1. I wonder if there are any authors out there with mild browser histories.

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  2. Had to edit on Columbus day. Glad you had the day off.

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  3. Glad it was a productive day.

    I think most writers have something that would at least raise a few eyebrows if their search history was checked. I write for children, so mine probably looks tame compared to yours, but there are still sometimes things that might look bad if my browser history was checked.

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  4. I didn’t have the day off. In fact, I worked late. But it was a decently productive day, so I can’t complain.

    And I think most writers have questionable search histories. I know I do!

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  5. I had to work but I’m now off every Friday (I cut my workweek to 30 hours in June). Even with the extra day off, I’m still behind on writing. WHY?!?!?!?

    Aren’t critique groups wonderful? I know I love mine.

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  6. I did NOT have the day off. Bleh.
    If I spent an evening researching infectious diseases I would be wracked with anxiety and probably spend a minimum of two weeks worrying about infectious diseases that I would not have, but would be certain I did.

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  7. Did you find a new local critique group, or did you form one with some online friends?


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