Well, the month ended quietly with a beautiful day and a well cooked meal in my house. My son was well behaved and ate everything we put on his plate. On top of that, he loved his Easter gifts and new clothes. That was all that went well during the month.
It had been a hectic month with long hours and tough days at work which took away a lot of my writing and revising time. Most nights I was too tired to even focus on my emails and other messages let alone try to figure out how to revise one chapter without losing too much of the content. I did, however, manage to get some done. Not a lot, but some.
Just a few days before Easter, I lost my job at Wal-Mart. Which meant I needed to get a few things done before I could focus on anything. But, I used the extra spare time working on SoNL. I also spent some extra time with my son, too. Something he really enjoyed.
So, for now, I am searching for a new job and getting things set up with unemployment and food stamps. My big priority for now is figuring out what to do with my 401K money. Other than using some to get this month’s bills took care of, I need to invest the rest. Thankfully, I do have a few good places to talk that over until I make a decision.
1) Finally do the edits and revisions to chapters 8 through 15 on SoNL.
I got to chapter 11 before the month ended. Saturday saw nothing done due to a lot of shopping both for me, my boyfriend, and my son. Sunday was spent paying attention to family and food instead of writing. Family IS more important than any craft. They are our first inspirations for doing what we do. At least work was done on it. Amazingly, I kept almost half of the content of the original chapter. Chapter ten was so long, I decided to split it up into two chapters, so technically, I did get to chapter 11.
2) Try to come up with a good name for the book itself while I edit.
Sorry, no decent names have popped into my head, yet. Past Through Shadows as the book name remains and still sounds lame and clunky.
3) Try to write at least one more chapter to Black Friday 2.
I didn’t write a thing on this one. I probably would have gotten some done over the weekend if I wasn’t shopping.
4) Brain willing, come up with names for Black Friday 2.
I have a tentative idea for a name, but nothing I’m willing to note, yet. So, no, incomplete again. 😦
5) Revise the beginning to Test of Ascension
Didn’t even touch it. >.<
6) Pre-write the ABC challenge posts.
I got to the letter M and I am so happy! Half the alphabet to buffer. I’ll knock out the rest during this week between applications. So… I guess I can cross this one off. I got farther than I expected.