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Sunday Update – December 3, 2017

What. A. Week. This was supposed to be the week that things got back to normal around here. No half days or days off school. No holidays. I was finally going to have a work week with no interruptions. That was until my youngest daughter ended up being home from school both Monday and Tuesday. Sigh. Then my husband was home on Wednesday to celebrate his birthday (a good excuse to work from home), Thursday I had a dentist appointment, and then Friday, the husband worked from home again. Basically, the whole week was totally screwed up.

The good news though was that I finished up 50,000 words on NaNoWriMo and I was able to take a little time off. I went on walks. I listened to podcasts and audiobooks. I knit! We moved over into a new month, I set new goals, and I updated my blog.

Today, I start on revisions to THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE RETURNS A FAVOR. What I plan to do is chunk three chapters at a time on this. I want to read the three chapters, make changes based on feedback I got, and then copy edit. Then move onto the next three chapters. I plan to do my “listen-pass” where I have my computer read me each chapter during winter break. This shouldn't be too hard! I've actually revised this book as I wrote it which is why feedback from alpha and beta readers was fairly minimal.

What else happened this week?

I hate being up before the sun, but sometimes you get a nice sunrise to make it less grumpy.

Stay tuned to the blog tomorrow as this box of books will slowly be given away until they're all gone!

This large heron literally just stood there and posed and I got within a few feet of him.

One of my last check-ins before finishing NaNoWriMo! It was nice to cross that 50k line.

We went out for Italian for my husband's birthday. It was nice to hang out with the family for dinner.

I was on my way home from my walk on Thursday when I came across this beautiful, dead butterfly on the sidewalk. I picked it up and brought it home. Yes, I did.

My park is often the venue for weddings and wedding photos. I found the remains of a rose bouquet along the path yesterday.

Coming up this week on the blog: My December 2017 giveaway, the last CHAOS IN KADOMA WARD teaser, OZONI AND ONSENS publishes, and a call for reviews!

6 thoughts on “Sunday Update – December 3, 2017”

  1. Wow – that is a really impressive total for NaNoWriMo! And it also sounds like you have the editing pass nicely under control, too:). The meal you had for your husband’s birthday looks tasty – it’s lovely to get together as a family to celebrate. I hope this coming week is a good one, preferably without too many interruptions!

    1. I had such a fun time writing for NaNoWriMo! So I’m happy I did it again this year. It was nice to get together for my husband’s birthday. We had a nice time. Unfortunately, this week had lots of interruptions but mostly because of school half-days for parent-teacher conferences. Thankfully, nothing dire!

  2. That’s annoying when you finally hope for a normal and calm week and then the whole week gets messed up.

    I am happy to hear you did so well with NanoWriMo and got to take a little bit of time off.

    I hope you can find new homes for all those books. i still have the first two books of the Nogiku series in paperback on my shelves that i won in a giveaways from you a long time ago. I hope this week was a good one!

    1. This last week was all screwed up too due to parent-teacher conferences. Sigh. December is always like this, though. I hope to find home for all those books as well. So far, I haven’t had a lot of entries, but hopefully I get more as the month continues.

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