#WriteMotivation May Update 1

Hello!

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I hope wherever you are, you’ve had weather as beautiful as we’ve (FINALLY) had here in the SW of England. For the past week it’s been nothing but blue skies and 55+ degree temps. If you’re in the south of the USA or California or something, I know that doesn’t sound impressive. But believe me… we’ve had the wettest, most miserable winter/spring, breaking all kinds of records with its rubbish-ness. I’ve been in the UK for 6 years now and this year’s weather has been complete pants. So I am LOVING the recent breakthrough!

We’re back to a #Writemotivation month, so here’s my first update for May. If you’re unfamiliar, then by golly, take a moment of time to acquaint yourself with the awesome group of writers, corralled by our fearless leader K.T. Hanna. It’s a group of encouraging, supportive, and frenzied (but in a good way) writers posting their writing (and other) goals for the month and helping to cheer one another on.

How better to start a writemotivation month than to visit Greenway, the Devon summer home of Agatha Christie? That’s the lovely house in the photo above that the Scotsman and I visited over this past May bank holiday weekend (for you Americans, that’s a national holiday… don’t know why they call it a bank holiday because certainly more than banks are shut, but then, my bank in town is hardly open on a normal week, but that’s another kettle). Luckily, the house is owned by the National Trust and because we’re thirty-somethings going on eighty, we are card-carrying members and got to roam the gardens and house for free. (Love roaming NT properties). They even had gowns and shoes of Christie’s in her closet, which was kinda neat to see.

Anyhow, on to my goals for the month:

1. Second draft of WIP complete.
2. Finish final revisions on SOMEBODY…

Very lofty πŸ˜‰ A year ago this month, I bit off way more than I could chew by setting insane goals for the month in which I got married. So this time around, I’m going easy on myself. I’m already done with #2.

On to my first revision of my WIP. Good luck this month, everyone! πŸ™‚

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12 thoughts on “#WriteMotivation May Update 1

  1. Wow, Agatha Christie was living large. She’s still my all-time favorite mystery writer. Congrats on getting one of your goals down and on getting a partial request. Hoping to gear up to querying this month, though writing that query letter is just pure hell on earth!

    1. She’s amazing! I never realised how many books she’d written… I knew it was a ton, but to see them lining the shelves really put it into perspective. Query letter writing IS hell – and I think I’ve had well over 100 versions of mine in the 2 years I’ve been tinkering with it and doing revisions (Ugh). If you ever want another set of eyes on it, let me know πŸ™‚

  2. OMG I’ve been so day dreaming about traveling and meeting friends lately! I just wish I’d hurry up and win the lottery!

    Congrats on already marking off one of your list items! YAY! and Double yay for your partial! *does the Dino Dance* I’m really getting the hang of this arm flailing thing this weekend!

    Now, on to wishing you good luck on Number 1!!! πŸ˜€

    Sending you loads of love and cookies!

    Jai

    1. Oh and by the way, bank holidays are called that because originally, it was the ONLY time banks were legally allowed to close and the government gave the banks a stay on all financial transactions. If they closed on any other holiday, it was illegal (at least in the ‘old days’). πŸ˜€

      1. Learn something new every day! πŸ™‚ Thanks for your encouragement – as always, a total blessing πŸ™‚ Now we need an animated GIF of the dino dance πŸ˜‰

  3. I’m so jealous! I love Agatha Christie.

    And congrats on the partial! That’s so awesome πŸ™‚

    Here’s to striking off both things on your list this month πŸ™‚

  4. Wow, nice work already crossing one of your items off. YAY! And woot, go the partial request. Here’s hoping it upgrades to a full.

    Good luck with item #1 this month. πŸ™‚

  5. How lucky are you to visit a place where Agatha Christie once lived! I’d love to visit it. Of course, I’d love to visit England just once. πŸ™‚

    Yay for finishing your final draft and sending out your queries. That’s awesome! And double yay for the partial request! I hope good things come of it.

    1. Even after 6 years, not a day goes by I’m not grateful to be here! (though there are some downsides but I won’t dwell on them right now πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the encouragement! Good luck this month!

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