You can tell it’s spring because it’s been cloudy and rainy all week. It was sunny for a few minutes today, but that was amid dark angry thunderclouds of doom. I actually like cloudy rainy weather; it makes the world smell like Spring.
New Novel is… well “chugging along” might be a bit of an overstatement, but things are sort of moving in a forwardly direction. I think I’m in the intermediary zone of first drafting between “not started” and “full steam ahead”—I need like one more thing to click before this process turns into a true first draft fire. But I’m chipping away at it. Amazing how long it’s been since I started a first draft.
Old Novel (maybe I need some codenames…) is still simmering. My beta readers have given me some good things to think about, so I am thinking.
I don’t really have a plan, like, “this first draft is going to take me four months, then I will revise my other novel again” or “I am going to let old novel sit for five weeks and then revise again, no matter where I am with new novel.” Planning: not my strong suit. So we’ll see how it goes.
In the meantime, life is busy and filled with rain.