As planned,  I did get the 1st draft of Letting Go finished the week before last. I had great plans to do a quick edit and send it off to my CPs by the end of last week. Unfortunately, an extended family member passed away suddenly so the week was a bit of a write-off as far as finding the time and the right head-space. So I decided to take the week off and give myself the gift of a pause.

My head is back in the game this week. I will finish the first edit. I have a few scenes that need to be rewritten in a different POV, some scenes that probably need to be expanded and I’m not 100% happy with the ending yet. I plan to send that off to my CPs by the end of the week so they can give me their initial thoughts – what needs strengthening, does the plot work and hit the right beats, are the characters relatable, distinct, do they grow etc? All those structural things that have to be right, before I get stuck into more in-depth editing.

And I’m also looking at rewriting the ending to Moonstone Cottage before I send it out into the world. I’m not sure if that’s just a procrastination excuse as I’m scared to send it off, or not. It’s a big step!

Oh and how could I forget! It was announced that my romantic suspense novella has made it through to the second round of the RWA’s Emerald competition! Please keep your fingers crossed for me as it goes into the next round of judging!

Have a great week!