Hmmm. I hadn't realized it's been two months since I blogged. Much has been going on: Speaking, writing, reading...and the most important of these is WRITING!
I have a draft of a new novel (the first of a planned trilogy)...and I've been trying something new. In order to encapsulate the story arc, I created a table in WORD and, for every column, put in a description of the corresponding chapter. This allowed me to quickly see how the story arc was (or was not) developing. It's also useful now that I'm revising it, since I can enter changes and shift scenes from chapter to chapter quite easily.
This weekend, Cyn and I are on a panel at the Writers' League of Texas Agents and Editors Conference. And next week, we're going on a real, actual not work-related vacation for the first time in years!
What with both of us writing and the day job, we realized recently that we need to take more time off. So this summer, in addition to vacation, we're going to try (hold your breath) not working on weekends. I know that the vast majority of the country takes weekends off, but for Cyn and me it's a new concept.
One of the things we're going to try to do is more weekend trips, like Shakespeare at Winedale, which we haven't been to in a number of years...