This week, I took a well-earned break! I’m excited to get back into the swing of things next week.

There’s Always That One Kid

The last English class I ever took was supposed to be fun. It was Victorian literature, and it was the final core English credit I needed to graduate. Victorian literature is an area I like a lot, so I expected it to be an easy last hurrah to the English major before I had to go out into the real world and be an adult.

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This week, I compiled and formatted my manuscript and sent it off to my alpha readers. Now I just have to wait patiently for their feedback.

I also worked some more on the short story, since I have some time while I’m waiting for feedback on HYBRID. Maybe it’s going well. Maybe not. I’m just having fun writing it!

This week, I finished my master edit on the third draft of HYBRID!!! *happy dances* It feels so good to have finished a few drafts now. I have a much better feel for the story and for the characters than I did when I first started.

I also started writing a fantasy short story. This is new territory for me, because my ideas are usually better implemented as novels, not short stories. But I had the idea for this story a few weeks ago, and I thought it would just be so much fun to write. So I’m giving it a try. I have no idea what I’ll do with it when it’s finished. But it’s been a nice break for my brain, which has been in sci-fi mode for such a long time at this point.

Words edited (HYBRID): 35,571

Approximate manuscript word count (HYBRID): 62,000

Words written (short story): ??? I write all my first drafts by hand, so I don’t know how many words I have on the short story. Probably a couple thousand, if that.