Getting ‘Er Done

Getting ‘Er Done

This has been a plodding-away week. I have lots of work to get through and have decided the only way to accomplish anything is to take off little bites and make small gains every day.

I haven’t progressed with manuscript number three this week. I’ve decided that I need to go through what I’ve written and make notes before proceeding. So instead this week, I focussed on going through the When Last Seen manuscript again to do the final tinkerings. It takes a lot of time to look at every word and sentence, trying to weed out all the grammatical errors and make sure all the facts line up. I’m just over half way through and have been at it all week.

The When Last Seen audiobook has also been progressing as have the Stonechild and Rouleau audiobooks, read by a different narrator in Toronto. This has taken up about half an hour to an hour every day of my time as I answer questions or review recordings.

I’ve also been approached to make book recommendations for a site and this has taken some time to draft. I’m nearly done but have a bit more to do. I’ve started my speech for the Capital Crime Writers Christmas dinner where I’ll be guest speaker, but have a ways to go with this too.

So all and all, I’m far from bored!

In case you missed it, here is a link to my Monday morning 7 Criminal Minds blogpost, which answers a question about advances in technology and the impacts on my writing.

We’ve had a most unusual start to November here in Ottawa, usually a grey, rainy/snowy cold, awful month. Today is expected to hit over 20 degrees C with brilliant sunshine to cap off a stretch of similar weather. It’s not a day to spend indoors at the computer, although I’ll work a few hours at least before heading outside. Sometimes it feels as if we’re living in a topsy-turvy world.

Have a good week, everyone!

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