Getting Up Again, Part II – May 21, 2019

… continued…

So, I last left off telling you all about the incident that kind of derailed my last couple of weeks, and that I’ve started building a greenhouse.

Besides that, my last two weeks haven’t been very bad.

As I said, the event I had mentioned went reasonably well, without any of the drama I was fearing. The rest of that weekend was spent doing yard work and visiting my mom for Mother’s Day.

Last Tuesday I attended another writer’s meeting. I didn’t submit anything this time around but did offer what critique I could to those that did.

I had another two events back to back later in the week that I was responsible for (let’s just say that this group I organize events for is something similar to a Medieval Re-enactment group), and though I was again anxious about both of them, I managed my anxiety well enough that I didn’t have any issues like the week before. Both events went well, with no drama to speak of.

Some old friends I hadn’t seen in a while and kind of lost touch with showed up at one of the events. It was great to see them, as I had missed them both.

This past weekend was a long one for us up here in Canada, Victoria Day weekend, which is a 4-day long weekend for me. It’s meant to celebrate Queen Victoria because she was the Monarch that technically signed Canada’s existence into law and made us into a country. It’s celebrated with fireworks and lots of drinking.

I spent most of it working outside, getting the pool open and working on the greenhouse.

As far as the writing has gone, it’s been mostly in fits and starts. I have to admit I haven’t been writing every day, but more days than not.

The climax is moving ahead slowly, mostly because there is so much going on in the story at that point that I have to keep jumping back and forth between scenes. I’m really hoping to finish the climax within the next couple of weeks and tying the whole thing up by mid-June.

The manuscript is now way too long, nearly the equivalent of two whole novels, but I’m trying not to worry too much about that. It’s going to take a lot of editing to get it down to something of a more manageable length, but as I’ve mentioned before, this is meant to be a learning experience more than an attempt at writing a publishable novel.

I’ve written about another 7000 words since my last blog post.

The word count is now at 191,767.

I’m considering submitting another section of the story for critique at next week’s writer’s meeting, but that would mean doing some editing in the interim. We’ll see if I have the time.

The only other thing of note is that this weekend I’ll be going to Movement, an Electronic Music Festival in downtown Detroit, with a good friend. I went last year and had a blast, so I’m looking forward to it.

So, that’s it for me this week. I’m hoping to get back to posting these a bit more regularly.

Novel Word Count – 191,767





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