It's Monday. A beautiful one here in Austin. The countdown to summer begins in earnest now. 10 weeks and 3 days until we're out of school. I can handle that.
I managed to add about 19 solid pages to my manuscript over the 3-day weekend. YAY! I still love it and wish I could devote more time to it, but there is this matter of the day job that keeps the roof over my head, the car running and the food on my table. I was able to rearrange some of the scenes I already have and figure out what I still have to write. I brainstormed some ideas for the last 1/3 of the book. I liked what I had, but after the tension in the first 2/3 of the book, I realized I have to make the end even bigger and better. My characters and I aren't quite there yet, but we're heading in the right direction.
Tonight I'm hoping to really get into Laura Griffin's One Wrong Step. When I'm finished, I'll throw a review up here. Her first book kicked butt and I'm excited to read this next one. It'll hit the shelves in April.
As the "Big Day" nears, I want to wish good luck to all those of you who entered RWA's Golden Heart Contest and Rita Contests. All day in my classroom tomorrow, I'll be checking e-mails to see who gets calls.