I’ll Be Joining #WriteMotivation Next Month.

My brand new - blooming! - wisteria plant.
My brand new – blooming! – wisteria plant.

It’s been quite the couple weeks, hasn’t it Aledans? I didn’t feel like posting an update last week because there wasn’t a whole lot to talk about. I didn’t get any work on Apollo done because I was glued to the news like just about everyone else. This week has been much kinder, until I found out it’s going to cost almost a grand to fix the lawn that TruGreen killed. If you’re thinking of using a lawn service in the future stay very, VERY far away from TruGreen.

I’ve been working in the yard a lot on the weekends, and I’ve been crazy busy at work, so I haven’t been online much lately. Hubs and I tamed one giant azalea and hacked back the other to make a space for the oak tree that was growing out of the backside (and hacked a second oak tree out of the middle of that giant azalea). That took all weekend (they are seriously as big as a small room), and then last weekend we put together the most annoying composter ever – without wanting to kill each other!

My wisteria also arrived last weekend, and it was blooming! It’s so pretty, and it makes me smile every time I look at it.

In Camp NaNo news, I’m way behind. On the hand-written edits I’m about 35% finished, but I’ve only typed up about 10% of them. Instead I’ve been carrying around a quarter of the book in my purse, just waiting for a chance to transcribe everything. It’s supposed to rain all weekend though, so I should have some time to type. I definitely won’t finish by the end of April as I’d hoped. This month has just been too crappy for that.

I’ll be joining #WriteMotivation next month to complete Apollo’s edits and finish all the critiques I’ve promised. I also need to re-write my query based on feedback by Lauren Spieller (she gives amazing feedback by the way – I won a critique on Twitter, but I’d seriously consider hiring her to look at future queries). So Thursdays throughout May will be #WriteMotivation update days. For now my goals look like this:

1. Finish first round of Apollo edits.

2. Finish critiques for Ryan and Lindsay.

3. Start critique for Tyffani.

4. Re-write NAMELESS query (if I haven’t already), and write APOLLO query/synopsis.

Feel free to brandish the whip if I’m not getting things done, Aledans. What are your goals for next month?


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Rebecca Enzor

Rebecca Enzor is a chemist in Charleston, SC who writes Young Adult and New Adult Fantasy and Magical Realism. Repped by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary. Her debut novel, SPEAK THE OCEAN, comes out with Reuts Pub in Fall 2018!

6 thoughts on “I’ll Be Joining #WriteMotivation Next Month.”

  1. You have been a busy little bee! Sorry about the TruGreen fiasco–uggghh. Shouldn’t they fix it if they wrecked it, though?? Yay for 35% of edits being completed–transcription is important, but less so. 🙂 Hugs to you!!

  2. Sorry I haven’t been by in a while. My uncle used to use TruGreen once or twice a year and I always wondered about that stuff. Thanks for the heads up. So sorry to hear about your situation, though. It doesn’t sound like fun. I despise extra work. I hope the time schedule works out better so that you get the edits and writing done this next month. I know how satisfying that feels. I may consider joining #WriteMotivation. Another friend of mine has mentioned it before. Either way, I’ll be cheering you on.

    1. #WriteMotivation is really fun – I did it last summer and it helped so much!

      No worries about not stopping by in a while – I’ve been so slack at getting to people’s blogs lately. April’s almost over, so here’s to May being less crazy!

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