Phew. How is everyone doing? This Monday Meeting came up really fast. I am packing for a multi-location trip--lots of stops and fun next week. We are going to Sesame Place, visiting family in Pennsylvania, and spending time on the Jersey shore. It'll be great, but there is a lot of prep. Plus we are in full swing summer activities. Friday we went to the Science Museum, Monday--a petting zoo water park, today--the movies and beach. Needless to say, I write when I can.
The Tour de Writing is going strong. What fun to have a goal, and some motivation! I am at 23,191 points, mostly for words--my schedule has made TPR tough to fit in (but 500 extra points, if you do, people!). I'm not sure that I'm going to be finished by writeoncon--since I'm trying to revise excellently, and some days I just need to think a bit.
Plus, I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around the logistics of the computer--I want to see all the pieces of my manuscript, actually hold it in my hands, attack it with scissors, tape it into the right order, cross out words, and pencil in the changes. I don't know why at this stage I want to manipulate the manuscript in real life, but I wish the urge would go away. It's not making revising on the computer any easier.
But I am so thankful for all the amazing progress I am making, whether I hit my goal, or not. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. And it's been a long freakin' tunnel!
My favorite Mad-Bag of the day? This Vulcan Black Tote. I think it would make my packing a ton easier this week. Which bag will you choose when you win that prize?
So, how is your Tour de Writing progress coming? Are you trying to unseat a front writer? Are you trying to hold onto your jersey? What's your grand total since we started, July 5th??? (Remember to tell me if you are drafting, revising, or a combination of both.) Have you canned any fruit?
And, for those of you not racing, what are your goals for the week?
Also--I apologize to those people who had trouble posting comments last week. I am keeping track of your progress, and will add it to the standings. Thanks for emailing me. Let's hope blogger plays nicely this week!