Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Fab February (2018)

In an effort to stay positive, productive, and accountable, I've decided to check-in at the end of each month. I'll share what I've accomplished along with any ups or downs I've experienced. So, let's get to it...

I got initial feedback on my YA paranormal romance. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it wasn't a complete surprise, either. So, I've brainstormed with some writing friends and come up with a brand new opening. I'm slowly working on it, but it's not going as fast as I'd like. The good news is that the new first chapter is hitting the mark with my beta readers, so I know I'm on the right track. I'm also still working on a Christmas novella for Anaiah--my initial idea wasn't working well, so I switched gears and started over. I've also morphed this single novella into a potential series. I'll share more information on that once I work out all the details.

My co-author and I are still querying our YA thriller. We haven't sent any new queries this month, but we have gotten several more rejections.

I've been crazy busy with editing again. I sent developmental edits for a romantic suspense, content edits for a historical MG, and now I'm knee-deep in content edits for a contemporary YA -- all for Anaiah.

I only read one book for pleasure this month--Camp So-and-So by Mary McCoy--but sadly, it wasn't all that much fun. I was extremely disappointed with this book, and ended up DNF-ing it :-( I did another beta read this month; this time a contemporary romance with a sexy cowboy!

I, along with my kids, made a trip to NY to visit family. It wasn't a long trip, but it was a nice break, and it's always great to decompress and spend time with my parents. Sadly, while there, my son got sick with the stomach bug, and by the time we got home, he and one of my daughters came down with the flu. And now I think I'm getting it, too :-(

I've managed to make it to the gym a bit more this month, although not as much as I would have liked.

So, what has everyone else done in February? Is 2018 off to a good start for you? Share in the comments!