Happy Friday, everyone! So, who’s ready for the weekend? I know I am. I mean, I won’t be kicking back and relaxing, or anything like that. Not really. As usual, I’ll be writing. Or catching up on chores. Or writing some more. Or doing more chores. Or…Hmm, come to think of it, I haven’t had a real weekend in months. You know, the kind where you don’t do anything but watch TV, read a book, take a walk in the park, nap, etc.
Sheesh, it might be time for a vacation. I’m thinking somewhere on a beach. With a good book. And crashing waves. And, what the hey, let’s throw in a rainbow for fun, yeah?
Man, I wish I could repeat the trip I took last summer to Captiva, Florida. It was perrr-fect. Books, waves, rainbows, and all.
*cue wistful sigh*
Okay, okay. Time to stop fantasizing about a vacation that isn’t going to happen–unfortunately–and get down to business!
So, I had another quiet, uneventful week, which means I was able to get a lot of work done on my manuscript. Woo-hoo! Although my progress remains on the snail side, I am making progress. I’ve now edited/rewritten five chapters, and I feel good about them. I’ve chopped out a lot of unnecessary details, worked on deepening and strengthening my characters, and expanded, added, and completely changed certain plot points.
Thanks, Jennifer 😉
To stay motivated–and to keep my story on track–I’ve decided to create a weekly deadline for myself. Every Friday, I’m going to send my most updated chapters to my beta reader. I’m hoping this tactic will help me keep my chin up and my fingers typing, even when I’m exhausted and start daydreaming about sandy beaches and turquoise waters.
…Hmmm…Sandy beaches and turquoise waters…
Well, I’m sure by now you know where today’s Friday Funny is going. So, without further ado, here you go. Enjoy!