The opening of the First Three Chapters (F3C) group on Writing.com is drawing close. I am very excited about it. My first three chapters are written (heck, I’ve had as much as 16 chapters written, but I think you would agree – if I let you read it all – that the re-writes I am working on are for the best. Working with this group, I will work on getting those first three chapters to the standard required to snag an agent or publishing deal (I hope!). I know I still have a lot of writing to do, but with the contacts I am making through being a part of this group, along with the local writing groups I have joined, I am feeling good about moving forward and making real progress this year. I think I can afford to take the time to shine and polish these three. And I will put the result here. Then I will continue to forge ahead.
On top of that, I am planning to compete in this month’s Dragon’s Keep Short Story Competition. What’s more, there is a bonus for those who enter said competition with a Steampunk-themed short-story. Steampunk and dragons … cool.
I came back from holiday yesterday and am in the process of sorting my son’s part-time daycare (last year’s option fell through for this year, smack bang in the middle of the holidays), working out how to do some catch up for my part-time work while I have no care for the boy and writing/researching whenever he sleeps (yes, I should probably work instead of write, but I can do that in the evenings when hubby is home – it requires less concentration). Oh, yeah, and fitting in housework and meal-making in there somewhere.
Did I say I don’t drink coffee? You must have been talking to the pre-2012 me.