Friday, May 30, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Because I have been taking a break from crocheting this week, I do not have any crochet WIPs. I do, however, have some writing WIPs that I am working on.
Currently, I am working on polishing up "The Music Box" and "Pap" so that I can send them out for publication hopefully sometime around September. I'm also working on what will hopefully be the final whole story revision of "Falling Up" (also known as "Mornington Pier" for all you people who have been reading my stuff for years. Oh yes, that dreaded story...) This will be the last time the entire storyline will change, and I will be polishing it and sending it out hopefully around Christmas.
Novel-wise, I am working on starting drafts of the chapters of The Fire Child, and I'm writing out brief outlines of the two sequels to The Fire Child that do not have names yet, and a book farther down the timeline that this series takes place in that is called The Golden Child.
Those are my WIPs for the week. I'll be crocheting again soon. Just needed a break because I was going color-blind from working on so many different things.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Sunday, May 25, 2014
I'm aiming towards a quiet week this week. I have several crochet projects lined up, but I haven't even started a foundation chain on them, so they can sit up there a bit longer. I have enough items photographed to get me through listing an item every day in my shop through July 31. And I still have a large box in my bedroom of items to photograph. So, I'm not in a rush to crochet more just yet. I may make some jewelry if the muse calls me, but I really just want to focus on my writing this week.
I took a few days and really pushed myself to start brainstorming and jotting down ideas again. And now, the flood has begun. I got all my pieces printed off and organized into binders, and I have been tossing out ideas since then. I'm hoping to be able to start on outlines this week for a few of the novels.
I'm going to also try to find two literary magazines that I can send two short stories to for a chance at publication. They are as finished as I can get them, so they need to move along.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I still have several items that are works in progress (WIPs).
My Coffee Granny Triangle Shawl has been in timeout while I waited for the two more skeins that I needed to finish it. They should be here tomorrow or the day after, so hopefully, I'll get that finished this week (before Saturday).
The Fantasm Shawl in Turmeric is coming along nicely. I'm hoping to have it done by Saturday as well, but it may end up being a WIP for next week as well. It's a more complicated pattern, so I can only work on it when all the kids are entertained or when they are sleeping (that means not very often).
And my Tetris Blanket is coming along nicely. The purple is completely done. I'll have all the yellows done soon. I'm waiting on the green, red, orange, black, and the rest of the blue to arrive. I apparently need to order another skein of grey. I was one block away from being done with the grey. I hate it when that happens.
Those are my current WIPs. I have some smaller projects too, but they'll be done by the end of the day, so no point in calling them WIPs.