I can’t believe that June is upon us already – the months are flying by – which means it’s time to stop and take stock of where things are.
I got my copy of Tales for Canterbury in the mail today, and am feeling elated about that. After spending so long looking at it on a screen it’s surreal to finally hold it in my hands. I feel like showing it off to everyone, but have to remind myself that not everyone is going to be as excited about it as I am 😉
I am just two scenes short of finishing this draft of the novella – there is some tweaking to do earlier in the piece, a fair bit of it, but I’m feeling good about where it’s at. Now if only I could nail this climax! It’s actually proving really difficult to write.
Following on from that thought, I pulled down my scene notes this morning and my wall is now bare, waiting to be filled with new bits of paper. I am going to spend the next few days collecting bits and pieces for Chasing Ascension, building my wall. I’ve never really done it like this before, so it will be interesting to see how it turns out. I want some images this time, some inspiration for the different aspects of my novel I need to work on.
I’m excited to get back into the novella. It’s a great story. I think most of all, I’m looking forward to getting the first draft written so that I can give it to my mother to read. She helped build the ideas for it and was really excited about the whole thing. It’ll be great to finally share it with her – she’s been waiting long enough! I started it back in November 2009, but stalled when I found out I was pregnant and got hit by morning sickness. So long ago now…
Other writing stuff is going okay – I finished one story in May, trunked a bunch, and am pleased that my folders are looking and feeling a lot cleaner. I’ve had over a dozen short story rejections this year so far, and no acceptances. So while I am feeling a little bit bummed out about that, there are always new stories to be written, and who knows, maybe those ones will be good enough!
Anyways. I’m thrilled to welcome June in. It’s a gorgeous, sunny, winters day. I have a clean house, washing on the line and we’ve been blowing bubbles and playing hide and seek for most of the day (interspersed with small moments of jumping around gleefully – the kids love that!). I feel really good about where I’m at with life in general. Today, anything is possible.