Writing Check In- October

8 Oct

One of my goals for this year was to write more. My husband had the suggestion of making a monthly feature to talk about my writing and how it’s going. It helps keep me honest(ish) and lets you all know when my masterpiece will be released to the world!

I delayed writing this post a while so I could have something to report. I didn’t get a lot of writing done in September. It’s a very busy fall for me, more so than I can remember before, even without school. My goal of making time to write was washed away with a new job and figuring out a new schedule. I’m adjusting well enough, I think. It will take a bit more time.

I haven’t done any writing but I made some small adjustments to the new ending of my novel and I’m satisfied with it. I’m going to start submitting! I picked an agent I want to submit to and I’m working on the submission requirements she has. It will take me a little time but I’ll have less to prepare next time (hopefully). I want an agent to take me seriously so I’m being sure to meet all the requirements each has. After I finish with this one, I’ll submit to two more and then wait for feedback before I move forward.

I’m also seriously considering doing NaNo this year. I need to get moving with my next book, whatever that is, and NaNo is a great time to do that. 2015 was the last time I did NaNo and it feels like a good time to get back into it. I need to do some research about the period I hope to write in and start developing some characters. I have a few ideas, but nothing that could be a fully formed story yet.

So there are my minor steps forward. I’m always optimistic about making more progress than I do, but at least it pushes me forward.

Until next time, write on.

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4 Responses to “Writing Check In- October”

  1. Becky Ross Michael October 8, 2019 at 10:34 AM #

    Good luck with the submissions!


    • Sam October 8, 2019 at 12:37 PM #

      Thank you! It’s a totally new thing for me and I’m a bit nervous. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. lilisblissfulpages October 8, 2019 at 11:03 AM #

    Goodluck on finding an agent Sam. I truly wish you good luck. I, on the other hand, won’t be ready for agent-hunting or querying till maybe the second half of 2020. My story is not ready.

    Buuuut, let’s talk NaNoWriMo, I’m sure I will join but I haven’t visited my profile there since last year November. If ever you decided to join, we can be writing buddies. I’ll look into my profile but I think I’m lilikmarcus there.


    • Sam October 8, 2019 at 12:38 PM #

      Awesome! I haven’t opened it up in years. I should probably get on that haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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