I imagine some have noticed I’ve been a little absent as of late. Yes, it’s been a good week since my last post. Or perhaps a bad week, depending on how you look at it. For me, it’s nothing but a case of six in one hand and half a dozen in the other.
When I began this little blog I did question my own ability to keep a daily blog with all of the writing and drinking I usually get done each October. In previous years, I managed quite well. When things go well, why not add another log to the proverbial fire? Believe me, I have a football stadium sized woodshed of logs waiting at any given moment. My ability to deliver everyday blogs, or every other day blogs might not always hit the list before I go to bed at night. That’s okay though. I know at the end of the day that I’ve met my personal goal, and that is writing!
Brief update for this week’s past: Every day I WROTE! On most days I got in about 1000+ words. I want to think Wednesday was such a bad day that I literally only managed 2 sentences. But that’s okay. Again, the Wine & Write is about WRITING EVERY DAY, not accumulating a massive word count. Secondly, I finished ANOTHER chapter. It was a doozy as well. I never thought it would end. So, that’s 4 chapters out of my 9 chapter goal out of the way. Yes, it’s the 20th day of the month and I think that I won’t hit all nine chapters, but I will never be disappointed with myself. As of today, I am 4 chapters further ahead in the novel than I was 20 days ago. Four chapters closer to completing the 58 chapters I currently have outlined. Four chapters closers to finishing a book I’ve been working on for nearly 2 and half years.
Wine: What can I say? I drink my wines when I can, still working on some shirazes and Rieslings. I haven’t opened anything new over the past week, rather just finishing off some already open bottles. Hopefully that will change this week. I promised my fiancé I would dedicate a writing evening to his homemade mead. I wasn’t a mead drinker before he started home brewing. He is doing such a wonderful job of it so far, I absolutely MUST dedicate an evening to him now. He and his mead deserve it.
And as far as non-novel projects go, I am happy to announce today I’m on the cusp of becoming an internationally published writer. A little magazine in the U.K. picked up one of my stories and sent me the PDF of what the Kindle edition will look like. I believe the official release date is tomorrow and I’ll be blogging about it on my author’s blog at www.paperbackwriter28.net then. It’s still not showing up on their website at http://sanitariummagazine.com/, but it seems to already be on sale via amazon.com and amazon.co.uk.
So, yes, productive week, just not a lot to blog about. With any luck, this week will be a little slower and I’ll get back on my regularly scheduled drinking program.