Do a half year check in, but then I realized that would take about a paragraph.
I'm under my reading goal by quite a few--I have 18 completed. Too bad I can't count the ones I started, read most of, and for some reason, stopped.That would get me to the half way mark for sure. Maybe I should just find those and finish them. Yesterday when I was going through my Kindle to see what I"d finished, I realized I don't even remember half the books I've bought and downloaded.
And while I've made progress on Suitcases, I am nowhere near typing the end. Last night I did have an epiphany for my hero, so that's a good thing. And this new realization adds so much to his character. But, I am resolved that any changes in the earlier chapters won't be made until after I type the end and go back for my first revision.
I guess that mind set is new progress in the self-discovery of writer Margie. In the past--maybe I should capitalize that to remind myself not to waver--I would go back and start tinkering and not making forward progress toward THE END.
I am writing by the motto--finish the edges first (thank you, Rachel Herron)--Do The Edges First. And it's hard. But, when I start to waver, I just repeat the mantra. And so far, I've been obedient to my order.
I even created a new character in the middle of the book who needs to be introduced in earlier chapters, but I am waiting until rewrite to add her in. Yay, me.
My garden is in full bloom and it is developing into the garden of my dreams which is to say it's reminiscent of an English wildflower garden. It surrounds my patio so well, there is now only one exit off--that part was an accident. I really do want to be able to get to other parts of my yard. Some of the Foxglove are taller than me.
Okay, time for me to sign off and head to work. Have a great Thursday everybody!