Friday, February 19, 2010
A Writer's Week in Review
Friday: Worked 10-2. Afternoon migraine, took 3 hr. nap. Notified I was a finalilst is a short writing contest. Critiqued 30 devotional writings.
Saturday: Attended Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers: 18 present, lesson was on writing book proposals, planned August conference, put on scheduling committee and assigned to prepare conference promotional materials and MFCW website. Researched writers conference schedules, and speaker topics. Did a quick website update for a client.
Sunday: Migraine am, up at 2 pm. Prepared sample conference brochure (wrote content). Had a nice Valentine's day (btw, hubby got me a beautiful oversized mugged and a butterfly bookmark - perfect!).
Monday: Submitted tentative schedule to conference scheduling committee. Received a research book I had ordered. Novel research. Checked out a few writing markets. Checked on a submission status to no avail. Signed up for American Christian Fiction Writers Book Club. Did a characterization assignment at Kaye Dacus's writing blog.
Tuesday: Worked 10-2. At work created tip sheet on adult literacy in the workplace (on the job writing is still writing). Picked up mock up of conference brochure and other desktop publishing projects at the printers. Spent time with author friend and mentor, Susan Page Davis, who I share being a member of MFCW, ACFW, and a critique group. We chatted over cheese bread sticks and Pepsi and discussed the writers conference, critiques, current projects and ideas, and the business of writing, etc. Contemplated submitting a series proposal for a work that I have waiting in the wings just needing revisions. Migraine pm.
Wednesday: Worked 10 -2. Took a nap. Wrote 300 words and did edits on my wip. Signed up to be an influencer for a regency romance. Was asked to do a guest blog post and started writing it. Worked on another guest blog post that's coming up. Made some new facebook friends. Did a fiction critique, 2 more in queue.
Thursday: Migraine am, slept until 1 pm. Novel research online. Received another requested to review a book. Studied "writer's voice". Put up blog post at Something Olde. Prepared 2 blog posts for future use. Read 2 must read blog posts Chip MacGregor, Jim Rubbart, Tiffany Colter on Marketing and Interview with author Jill Eileen Smith on the Craft of Writing. Wrote another 200 words on my wip, not much, but now I'm totalling 15,500 in the past 6 wks.
What does your week look like? Do you get to write as much as you'd like to? Do you schedule it in or just grab time when you can like I do?