Writemotivation Update – a little late!

“But it’s Friday, not Monday!” you say.

Currently, the UK is suffering enjoying a glorious heatwave and nearly 3-week stretch of blue skies, sun, and 75-80 degree temps. My Weatherbug app currently tells me it’s 82 in Portishead. AMAZING. There have been short splashes of such loveliness over the past 6 years I’ve lived here; our wedding last year enjoyed summer-like qualities. But to go for this long without rain or clouds or the typical British chill has been so welcome!

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FYI, this isn’t the UK. It’s Allegany State Park on our June visit.

It’s also made it difficult to focus for long indoors. Our flat has windows on only one wall and therefore little circulation, and of course, no AC. I am NOT complaining because this is the kind of weather I’m made for 🙂 but it does explain why I’ve been somewhat sluggish online.

So without further adieu, here is my update to Writemotivation July’s butt-kicking:

1. Finish paper revision of WIP. Done!
2. Read-through of revision changes. This has become, “Revise in entirety.” I’m going through, much quicker this time, catching silly errors and continuity problems, addressing a small laundry list of items to change, and I’ll get through this before the month’s end. Fingers crossed.
3. Send to 2 betas/CPs. This should happen by the end of the month, I hope!
4. Beta reading for J & A. Done! Now on to L’s MS which I’m 40% through 🙂
5. SOMEBODY new version x 5. Done!
6. Draft WIP synopsis. Done! And I’m pleased to say, I mustered the guts to share both with a CP.

So that’s it! We’re off to play volleyball in the 80-degree temps! Stay cool, people 🙂 Good luck with your monthly goals, if you’re taking part in #Writemotivation!

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5 thoughts on “Writemotivation Update – a little late!

  1. WoooHooooooo!! So happy you’ve got beautiful weather. Sux about the no AC bit but I’ve been there! And I can honestly say I’m spoiled and must have my AC! England wasn’t so bad for me, seeing as on base housing had AC units. But spending 3 summers in Germany with each getting progressively hotter, on the 3rd floor, definitely NOT FUN! I cannot sleep hot! There’s only so much you can take off and YOU’RE STILL HOT! At least when it’s cold, you can pile it on! 🙂
    Good luck on your volleyball tourney and DRINK LOADS OF WATER! No need to pass out in the heatwave!

    PS: don’t worry, you’re not the only one posting on Fridays LOL So am I!

    1. We didn’t pass out or get burned, thankfully! 😀 Covered ourselves in SPF 50 every half hour and that did the trick, though it was VERY hot (especially for here). Got up to 85 I think on Sunday afternoon. Full on weekend but good times 🙂 Sleeping hot is hard, though I prefer to be too warm than too cold. I think growing up in Buffalo does that for you…

      Hope you’re doing well with your goals, too!

  2. Whoo! You have done amazing!

    And yeah… Serena and I have been giggling over all the heat-wave stuff going on the UK. We read a news article with a comment from someone whining about a 20-degree difference in temps over 1-2 weeks, and not being able to adjust to the up and down temps. We converted the Celsius to Fahrenheit, and pretty much went “Hahaha, yup. That was YESTERDAY for us. Forget a two-week-period.”

    1. Whoa, I’ve been hearing about your crazy weather out there! I’m just eating this stuff up, though it is pretty unpleasant sleeping in the flat with NO circulation whatsoever (and all surrounding stores sold out of fans, etc.) That’s how they roll here. But it’s just as it was when I visited here in 2006 before moving here, and I thought, “Wow, they get GREAT summers here, I don’t know what all the fuss is about!” And then I moved here and it was suitably miserable every summer bar 1-2 days 😉 So yeah, this is awesome weather!

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