Weekly Writing Update 7/8-7/28/2019

Hello Darlings!

My muse has been good to me. Lots of ideas floating around. I wish I had that “Quick Quotes Quill” from Harry Potter to keep up with my brain sometimes.

11 July 2019

*Added 451 words to Best in Show (renamed Confronting Emotion)

12 July 2019

*Added 1338 words to 7 Minutes in Heaven

13 July 2019

*Added 1295 words to The Appearance of Impropriety

14 July 2019

*Added 798 words to Confronting Emotion

19 July 2019

*Wrote A to Z Knitting Stories: Indie Dyer Friends chapter, 388 words.

23 July 2019

*Wrote Editor letter

*Formatted Bobbin Lace Workbook file

24 July 2019

*Began new piece What Changed; 273 words; this piece will be absorbed into a new novella

25 July 2019

*Setup and rough outline for aforementioned novella: 328 words; working title: Reunited.

27 July 2019
*Bought my ISBNs for self-publishing!

Vlog July 2019 aka Where Have I Been?

Writing Life Update~Different Layout

Since I’ve been negligent about posting updates each week about what I’ve been working on, I figured a different format to catch everyone up would be the easiest option.

16 June 2019

*Added 43 words to Dishcloth Pattern

*Wrote 177 words on A-Z Knitting Stories: Expanding Business chapter

19 June 2019

*Wrote 304 words for Bobbin Lace Pattern instruction

21 June 2019

*Started copyright page for Bobbin Lace workbook

*Wrote 244 words for A-Z Knitting Stories: G chapter

30 June 2019

*Wrote July Patreon story, Paint Me a Picture; 1488 words

4 July 2019

*Wrote 1816 words for Fundraiser Dinner short story

5 July 2019

*Added 1350 words to Fundraiser Dinner short story

6 July 2019

*Wrote Heartbreak Under the Texas Stars short story; 1366 words

I’m on a roll with writing several days in a row and I hope to keep it up for as long as possible. Some of these short stories will become the Patreon monthly story.

I AM writing which is great! I’ve been really inspired lately and it’s taking me no time at all to get a couple hundred to over a thousand words written.

Writing Life Update June 2019

Goals Update: April 2019

What have I been working on?
  1. Proposal packets, namely the Chronicle Book proposal.
  2. Also wrote another article for Carie Harling’s Paper Planning eMagazine.
  3. Filling in the Food Calendar for another nonfiction book.
  4. Finished March Patreon story (yay!!!)

What’s in Edits right now?

Not editing any stories, but did edit an article I submitted.

Publication Research:

Other than double-checking the requirements for each publisher for this month, no.

Anything submitted?

Submitted my 7th–possibly–article to Paper Planning eMagazine on long term tracking.

Anything Else to Share?

I’ve been reading some self-help and time management books. Videos review these books can be found on the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwETw4Z0geZ52u9AErAZJwg

Plans for the Week:

  1. Continue working on proposal packets.
  2. Edit March Patreon story and upload it for Patrons (you guys!).
  3. Begin writing Bobbin Lace History chapter.


What have I been working on?

  1. Finished edit 5 of WK2T

What’s in Edits right now?

  1. “Can We Pause for a Minute?” (But nothing done.)
  2. “In Memory Of” (still need to character outfit description)

Publication Research:

Rechecked submission guidelines for several publishers.

Anything submitted?

Submitted Will Knit to Travel to Polis Books, Turner Books, Bellevue Literary Press, Black & White Publishing, and put the submission packet together for Tor/Forge to be mailed on Tuesday.

Anything Else to Share?

It’s too cold! And wet! I swear I’m part reptile. When the temperature drops, I don’t want to do anything!

Plans for the Week:

  1. Mail Tor/Forge packet on Tuesday.
  2. Recheck my publisher excel for proposal guidelines for February To Do’s.
  3. Finish Feb Patreon story. Almost done!



Date: Jan 13-19, 2019
What have I been working on?
  1. Researching different publishers.
  2. Writing on Feb Patreon story; added 410 words to it.
  3. WK2T edits
What’s in Edits right now?
  1. WK2T: corrections for stuff discovered while writing book 2 (Currently half way through re-read.)
  2. “In Memory Of:” reading through and updating clothing descriptions
Publication Research: Picked 5 publishers to send WK2T to once edits are finished:

  1. Black & White Publishing
  2. Tor/Forge (they’ve been on my list to submit to for awhile)
  3. Bellevue Literary Press
  4. Polis Books
  5. Turner Publishing

I need to start crafting cover letters and synopsis of varying lengths.  

Anything submitted? Not yet, but I’m working on it.
Anything Else to Share? Not at the moment.
Plans for the Week:
  1. Crafting the needed cover letters and synopsis requirements.
  2. Keep writing on Feb Patreon
  3. Finish latest edit round on WK2T


Date: Jan 6-12, 2019

What have I been working on?

Wrote a short piece called “In Memory Of” (1566 words). This piece won’t be a Patreon story, because I want to start a pile of work for submission purposes.

What’s in Edits right now?

Haven’t gotten back in the editing chair yet. Planned edits:

  1. WK2T fixes due to KOTB novella
  2. CWP4AM edits that I never finished (or started).
  3. I’m shelving “Obsession” at the moment because I don’t want to relive that story anymore.

Publication Research:

See Plans for the Week

Anything submitted?


Anything Else to Share?

Finally feeling better. Got some writing done this week on “In Memory Of.” Getting inspired to write other short stories aside from Patreon ones.

Plans for the Week:

  1. Pick 5 places to submit to and read their submission guidelines.
  2. Add to February Patreon story (currently in progress)
  3. Work on WK2T edits.


Date: Dec 30, 2018-Jan 5, 2019

What have I been working on?

Nothing. Still recovering from being sick.

What’s in Edits right now?


Publication Research:


Anything submitted?


Anything Else to Share?

Not a great start to the year, especially since one of my monthly goals is to complete 5 submissions. Being sick sucks!

Plans for the Week:

I did get an idea for a short story. Jotted down some notes. Once I feel better I’ll begin fleshing it out.


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