I’m going to tweak my plan slightly. I did hear from the publisher I submitted my superhero novella to. They liked the concept and the plot but felt like the story parts other than the romance needed more development. They invited me to resubmit it after a few more drafts. Sooooo….up on the docket starting 11/1 will be another pass at Prometheus Unstitched. It’s a cute story, dammit, so I want someone to adopt it but I guess a few more charm school and etiquette lessons to remove the hillbilly edges are required first. Fine. I’m nothing if not determined.
Other “stuff” is threatening to overwhelm me in these pre-liftoff days. I have two additional intimacy scenes for my novel done (first’ish draft anyway) and am about halfway through the final one. Editing-wise, I’m in the middle chapters. The BLURB, however–she is DONE!! ::::Claire takes a bow and blows kisses to her publisher::::: Cover and blurb for The P.U.R.E. coming 11/14, I think, or somewhere thereabouts.
I also have to accomplish 41 hours of continuing professional education for my CPA license renewal before 11/30. I started about a week ago. Gulp. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. Good news is, I’m super-human fast at online training courses. I’ve worked my way through 21 hours’ worth in about a week. Twenty to go. Ideally, I would like to finish CPEs by 10/31 and ship off my paperwork and my $240(!!!) fee to the state of Texas shortly thereafter.
Then…my plate will be clear (mostly) for NaNo…except for maybe a couple of beta reads I owe and am scandalously and inexcusably delinquent on.
I hope I’m not exhausted before I even begin.
My goals and current stats for this round are on my ROW80-4 page.
The Linky site lists other participants’ progress reports. Give them some encouragement too.