At work, there is a table where people often leave bags of treats, plates of cookies, and other edibles that they want to share with everyone. Today, I was pleasantly surprised when I walked past it on my way to the water cooler and noticed a bag printed with a picture of chocolate-covered pretzels.
Chocolate-covered pretzels, as it so happens, are one of my favorite things in the world.
This week, I finished writing and inserting my new scenes. I’m now working on a master edit from start to finish to clean things up and make sure everything reads smoothly, makes sense, all the characters’ names have been changed, etc. This is the home stretch before I send this manuscript to my alpha readers for the first time, so I’m really excited. I’m almost done with this draft!
Words edited: 26,375
Every so often, I’m going to post about a writing tool I’ve been using, how I’ve been using it, and why it works for me. I always like to read from other writers what tools and techniques they use. Since I’m still learning and probably always will be, I’m often trying out new apps, tricks, and processes to figure out what works and what doesn’t (for example, I didn’t realize I was an outliner until a couple of years ago). So I’m excited to share the tools I like and the new tools I discover in the hopes that one day, it’ll help another writer along in his or her own quest for writerly success!
The tool I have used the most this week is Toggl.
When I was in college, I committed a crime and almost got away with it. And nobody, up until now, ever found out. But since it’s a new (ish) year with new beginnings, I figure it’s time to come clean.
This week, I wrote and integrated more of my planned new content. I am now 75% of the way through this part of the revision process.
Words edited: 541
Words written: 6,961