07 May 2013 at 12:23:00 AM | By: Victoria Escobar
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Wow. Is it May already? Time certainly does fly. I've been enjoying the nice weather since it's FINALLY gotten warm here in upstate New York. I've found that the rest and relaxation is as much a necessary part of writing as actually writing.
Those that read through last month's Indie Life know I joined a Fast Draft challenge. (70k works in two weeks) The fast drafting didn't end well. T_T It ended with a migraine on my part. I think what it comes down to, is pushing too hard much faster than I'm used to pushing. ^_^ It fried my brain. Though I did learn a lot from it. Maybe I'll try ramping up to it sometime over this summer.
I've been listening to a lot of audio books and doing some major reading. I wish there was an audio book lending agency like Netflix. One flat rate and as many books as I'd like to listen to in a month. Or it could even work like Gamefly - one flat rate and I get one book at a time but I get the next book as soon as I return the first. I'd be game for that. ^_^ (I've found audible to be kind of expensive for what it offers.)
On another note I've joined a local writer's group this past week as well. As I'm progressing in writing I felt that it was time to find a group of other writers to critique and provide guidance so that I can better grow. Even after only one meeting I feel I've learned quite a lot. I'm very excited to keep learning from these people and to hopefully be able to provide my incite to help them as well.
I am still on the hunt for an editor. Once I finish Of Sparta and Terrene Gates I'll definitely need someone to go through it - other than myself. I'm just not a good editor.
Other than that I really have no news to provide. I've been slowing it down and taking each day as they come. I'm writing about 2k a week at the moment and have divided my attention between three projects (the other unmentioned one is a joint effort with a few writing pals) that will hopefully all be ready for release some time next year.
Slow an steady wins the race. And I'm certainly at that pace at the moment. How is everyone else doing?
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