It's been 52 days since I became a full-time writer. In that time, I've learned how to make my own schedule and (mostly) stick to it. I've accepted a part-time position teaching Freshman Composition at the community college up the road. I've traveled through eight states and one province, visiting family and friends along the way.
I've also finished the first draft of Book Two in my YA fantasy trilogy.
I kept thinking I'd finish it sooner, but tonight I was finally able to tie up the lose threads and find some resolution.
Now, I need to sit on it and let it simmer in the juices. Maybe it's time for me to go back over Book One for another set of revisions.
Instead of jumping right in and starting Book Three, I'm planning to explore the idea that I had in this short story earlier in the summer.
Where does this leave me for the next few months? Revising and crafting and gearing up for two major conferences, one in September and one in October.
What a beautiful way to trip into fall!