I’ll keep this one short. We’re planning to close on our new home this week, so soon my life will be a whirlwind of boxes and paint brushes as we move in, prep, and unpack. But last week was a slow week at my in-laws’ farm, spent writing and taking long evening walks. Looking forward to the new place, though. I’m most excited about my purple office, where I’ll write while sipping Earl Grey.

This week’s check-in…

Writing: It was a productive week. I wrote 5,208 new words in “Called by Magic,” not including any writing I did during revisions (as opposed to rewrites, which some of the chapters needed). I rewrote/revised five chapters total. The story is short, probably 10 chapters max, so I’m about halfway through the second draft! I also started a character voice journal for The Cabot Sisters series—“Called by Magic” is book two in that series.

Reading: I finished reading Rachel Hartman’s “Seraphina” and Roz Morris’s “Writing Characters Who’ll Keep Your Readers Captivated” and started reading “The School for Good and Evil” by Soman Chainani and “On Writing Romance” by Leigh Michaels.

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What about you? Did you make any progress on your goals this week? Any plans for the upcoming week?

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