Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Balancing Act

So we had the CNY RW meeting yesterday. It was great. I went up for critique at the last minute. It was pretty good. I read the sixth chapter of Jaded Hope (working title). I got some great feedback from the group. I need to make Domino come off as more Alpha and I need to be a bit more consistent with Jade's character. I've gotten through the first five chapters of revisions. My goal is to revise the rest of it by January!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGH. In the meantime, i'm still working at the office in the morning, teaching in the afternoons, and maintaining full-time student status. I've written a few more pages on the romantic suspense. I think we're going with a working title of Los Diablos. I need to carve out more solid writing time in the next three weeks. I think I'm going to spend another day in Cortland's Library or Corey. Seemed to work well to finish the first draft, perhaps it will help with revisions. No distractions. :-)

Not much else to report at this point, just some SSDD goin on. Finished the draft of my romance reading class. The thesis: that the romance genre has a formula and it's not to blame for shitty storylines, lame characters, and cliches! It's a bit longer than it should be, but I'll work on that. Gotta read my book for residency, which is only a month away (can't believe it's come so soon). It feels like I was just in PA a month or two ago. It's been six! I'll be really happy to see all my other Troublemakers.