Monday, March 8, 2010

Pledge Update [responses requested]

Wow. I'm really behind. My husband went away for a four-day guys vacation and I've been a single mom for the extended weekend. Props to all you single moms out there, it's hard. So, I've had little time to write (or do homework). To make matters worse, we are moving tomorrow so I'll be super busy with that and we won't have internet either. I plan on doing a word count up-date once our internet is back in a few days.

Until then, I'd really love to see how you all are doing who have taken the pledge. What have you accomplished in the last two weeks? What would you like to work on for the month of March? Are you running into any difficulties? Are you still loving your story?

Feel free to post your answers here or, better yet, create a post about it in your own blog - but don't forget to leave a comment here with a link to your post. I'll be putting my answers in my next blog entry.


Charity Bradford said...

I am making progress, I think. Revisions are happening, whatever that is worth. I've also started working on my summary which I have put off for months.

Last week I tested my courage or stupidity, not sure which yet, and sent my query letter in to the Query Shark. Hopefully she will post it and critique it. I've decided that is a good thing since it will help me focus on what I need to work on. Unfortunately, I've heard she has a huge pile so I may never hear anything from it. But, if nothing else comes from it, at least I now know I can send my query without passing out afterwards. :)

Good luck with the move!

Kerrie T. said...

I finally signed up!

porcelaine said...

The last two weeks have been quite a whirlwind. I moved the blog and started from scratch. It isn't something I'd like to replicate anytime soon. On top of this, my body has its own share of issues and I'm undergoing physical therapy as well. It may have been overkill, but nonetheless I'm moving forward.

Writing wise I'm keeping pace. I've adopted the pledge, participate in a daily writing challenge, and streamlined my outside interests in the process. The system I have in place isn't foolproof, but it runs smoothly and I continue to make improvements. I've noticed a few differences in my writing, particularly in the style and the tone that's coming forth. I'm much more relaxed now.

What's been most helpful is holding myself accountable to the goals set thus far, and getting outside of my comfort zone. Participating in group exercises and being a part of a larger support network has been a good experience. Sharing triumphs, asking questions, and simply seeing how others approach their craft has been very educational. I'm really glad I took the plunge.


Liz H. Allen said...

Porcelaine - I'm glad things are going well for you. I feel as if, when I set goals, and put them for the world to see - I'm more likely to achieve them.

I also wanted to tell you that I'm not able to comment on your blog - I get an error every time. And, since you don't have an email address with your google profile, I can't tell you about it!

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