My Weekly Update – September is Almost Here

September means a break for the hot temperatures in China.  Even though the weather is perfect to be outside exploring Shanghai, I have a busy month in front of the computer as well.  Here are a few items that are on my to do list for September:

  1. Finish the first draft on my second novel.  Campnano will only get me about two-thirds done.  I will have another 25,000 – 30,000 words to go before it is completed.  Happy dance will have to wait a few more weeks.
  2. Start edits on, I’m Coming Home, my first novel.  Can anyone recommend a good book on editing?  I am a ‘step by step’ kind of person, so I am looking for something that gives good instructions to follow on the editing process.
  3. Edit my short story for the Burrst Writing Contest.  The only prompt given was ‘Blue’.
  4. Pick one out of the three ideas I have for Nanowrimo.  I want to start outlining in October.
  5. Find more Tattoo Tuesday stories.  If I have to crawl over mountains and wade through lakes, I will find them.  Highest views of the week for me for those looking for exposure (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).
  6. Participate in a few Blogfest.  Click on the badges for more information and to join me.

Blog Love 
I love this poem by The Invitation By Oriah Mountain Dreamer posted on Glitter, Bliss and Perfect Chaso.  It is what my MC is looking for. To be honest, so am I. 
 
Paul Dorset did a guest post at Karen’s Different Corner that was brilliant.  What do Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll have to do with being an Indie Author.  You can’t go wrong with a title like that and I assure you the post doesn’t disappoint.  
 
New Followers
Things to Bitch About
Cowboy Cowden
Debbie at Moon in Gemini
Roomaomao – my new source for shanghai
 
*Thanks also to all the comments, likes, RT’s, clicks, views, stumbled upon and favorites I received last week. I appreciate the love more then you know. 
 
Next Weeks Schedule
Tuesday – Tattoo Tuesday
Thursday – Sydney Quotes the Movies
Saturday – Blog Post 
Sunday – My Weekly Update 

18 thoughts on “My Weekly Update – September is Almost Here

  1. Sounds like a busy month ahead.
    I’ve heard “Self Editing for Fiction Writers” is good, but I still haven’t gotten around to reading it. http://www.amazon.com/Self-Editing-Fiction-Writers-Second-Edition/dp/0060545690/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345956566&sr=8-1&keywords=editing+fiction
    And, the fact or fiction blog hop looks fun, I think I’ll be joining you. 🙂 I might try for more but I’m doing “Gearing Up to Get an Agent” all month.

  2. Woo hoo! Shout-outs! So you do the full-time writing thing , eh? I’m considering that as an option myself, can’t do the kindergarten teacher thing forever. Sounds like a busy month but do make sure to enjoy exploring your new city. I’ll have a write-up and some pics of my Sunday excursion to SheShan (佘山) , Shanghai’s “Mountain” , up this week!

    1. No problem. I shout out greatness. HAHA. Yeah, no. I don’t do this writing thing full time. That is the goal for sure, but I have a day job as well. Although, we are on a bit of a stand still until our facility opens next year in Shanghai, so I am going to take advantage of it and write as much as I can. Look forward to your post on Shanghai’s “Mountain”. Be safe.

      1. Haha aww shucks , thanks 🙂 What will you be doing in Shanghai (besides writing)? Good luck with getting all that done. That is a pretty hefty looking list. My computer/internet access is sooo slow here at work , posts coming soon! Be safe as well (look at least 8 times before crossing the street).

      2. I got that lesson down. haha. I will be running a golf academy. Can’t announce where or when yet. Still negotiating. Best internet access, the little tables outside the apple store. haha.

      3. Wow that’s awesome! How’d you manage to score that job? Haha gotta love that WIFI. Fortunately my apartment’s internet is pretty good as well. Just when I’m in the school’s office I go crazy. The computer as well as internet is absolutely horrible.

      4. Wow that’s really cool. I used to like to visit my local community course in the States but I haven’t picked up a club since I’ve been in China.

  3. Wait, no shout-out this week? 😦

    I kid, I kid… Sounds like you have a super-stacked month ahead of you. If you have any spare time, I’m sure I can pawn off some of my junk 🙂

    1. Hey Paul, you have no idea how much I needed to hear that today. Some days I don’t feel as together as I appear. But, knowing people are paying attention helps. Thanks so much.

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