Last week was productive for me and I’m really happy about it. I thought I’d fill you in on what I did:
Unconditionally – edits
I finished two rounds of edits on my short story. My editor is very patient and we get along really well, and I’m waiting to hear from her if there’s going to be one more round. It’s been fun and now I look forward to the release even more. Iiiiih!! 🙂
The Locked Room – edits
I finally started editing TLR, real edits, not the baby-step variety I talked about back in November. I got it back from my betas in October and have done very little about it since, but the other day I opened the first chapter and got to work. It’s extensive edits, and I’ve also decided to change it from present tense to past tense, so I’ve got my work cut out for me. But I’ve done two chapters so far and it’s going really well.
Lots of useful comments from one of my fabulous betas
Find His Way Home – writing
I wrote about 9K words in my WIP last week. Yay!! My flow seems to be back, and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve also written a brief outline for the rest of the story, and if I work hard I might be able to finish it this week. If nothing unexpected happens.
A fun side-note regarding Find His Way Home: I’ve shown you the guys who inspired my characters in this story before—here’s a reminder. Both of them are real life persons (of course), and I found the guy that inspired Elliot through an account I follow on Instagram, called Symmetrybreakfast. It’s run by a man making fabulous breakfasts for his boyfriend every morning. The boyfriend is featured in Symmetrybreakfast’s Instagram-stories almost every day, eating the wonderful breakfast and doing a cute little dance, looking so happy and content I can’t help but smile. (I sound like a creepy stalker now, but the account has 661K followers, so I’m really not 🙂 ) Anyway, the first time I saw him, I thought he was cute, and when I started writing this story I remembered him and realized he would make a perfect Elliot.
That was the backstory. Now for the fun thing: this week Mr. Symmetrybreakfast and Real-Life-Elliot got married. Look at the adorableness ❤
Big congratulations to the both of them! I wish them a long and happy life together, filled with fabulous breakfasts and lots of laugher!
So I guess now I know what Elliot will look like if he and Mick gets married 😉
I’m jealous, I want someone to make me breakfasts like that, too! 🙂