Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Five for January 24, 2014

1. I started on the third draft of my WIP. One step closer to a beautiful polish and then, oh no, querying! Yikes! Is it okay to start panicking about that now even though I'm not close to starting to do it yet? I have all these different scenarios playing out in my head. I think I've covered every possibility. Of course, something I totally didn't expect will happen. Hence the panic.

2. When I started the work on my third draft, I made a new list of plot points for the chapters. (Since I changed the chapters around in the second draft.) I marked out parts for action, romance, characterization, and key plot points. I even used colored pencils. I really liked using color. Did it help me? Well, everything looks to be in order just the way it is. Until my CPs and beta readers have their say, that is! I'm on the right track, though.

3. Lots of school delays this week. We don't have a ton of snow, but it's frigid. My day to assist in my son's preschool class is on Monday. By the look of the forecast, we're due for another delay. Class will be later, so I'll be sitting down to have lunch with nine three-year-olds. It has the possibility of great entertainment. Let's hope it's all comedy!

4. This week I ordered flowers for my mom (who's retiring in a week) and my Nana (whose birthday is at the beginning of February). It made me get excited about growing more in our garden this year. Then thinking about the warmer weather, I decided I needed a wide brimmed sun hat. Maybe a straw hat or something in that fashion. My thoughts came to a screeching halt. When did I become a woman who wears a straw hat?!

5. No plans for the weekend which is nice. What about you?


  1. *giggles* I very much related to your straw hat comment! I keep asking myself, "When did I become a woman who knits?" LOL!

    My plans for this weekend got cancelled so I'm not sure what to do now!

  2. Congrats on starting the third draft! Querying has always scared me, so I'm not surprised you're already panicking about it. Enjoy your no-plans weekend! :)

  3. I love those kinds of weekends! Enjoy. ☺

  4. We're a bit frigid here.
    Colored pencils might confuse me.
    And weekends without plans are the best!

  5. I made reservations for the weekend of Feb 14th at the beach. Happy Anniversary present for hubby!

  6. I have nothing on my agenda for the weekend, except to revise. Sigh. Always with that, I barely remember what it's like to just write.

    And I love those wide brimmed hats, I think they look awesome. My wife wears them when she goes gardening and she looks great while avoiding the harsh sun.

    Stay warm.

  7. It doesn't necessarily have to be a straw hat—just a wide brim hat. I have one (not straw) that I wear to the beach and while hiking or kayaking.

    And I say it's find to start panicking. Because it's not okay, I am totally in trouble.

    Have fun with the three-year-olds. Comedy will definitely abound.

  8. That's great that you're on your third revision. Hope you like it when you're done! Stay warm!

  9. I don't have plans for the weekend either and I'm looking forward to doing nothing. Good luck with everything--especially lunch. Kids say the greatest things.

  10. i feel you're being unfair to straw hats. Very useful in the garden, no one can see you napping.

    Moody Writing

  11. This frigid weather is really getting so old, I think everyone is starting to suffer from cabin fever. Here's hoping for a warmer February!

    You made me laugh about the hat! Enjoy the weekend and try not to think about the querying. It's awesome that you are making such progress on your drafts!

  12. Hi Christine,

    Coloured pencils. What a good idea on your third draft.

    Flowers for your mum and your nana. Perhaps a straw hat will speed up the warmer weather :)

    Have that relaxed weekend. I shall be signing autographs for my adoring fans.

    Gary :)

  13. Isn't it nice to have a free relaxing weekend?! Enjoy!

  14. Thanks to everyone for stopping by today! And now my feelings to a wide brimmed hat have changed. There's much more acceptance than I thought! :) Have a great weekend.

  15. I will never be able to wear a straw hat because my mum does. I'm much more a baseball cap woman anyway!


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