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I got knocked out of my early morning schedule after getting attacked by a neighbor's dog and spending a late night at urgent care on Saturday. The dog tried to attack my baby in his stroller, and all I could do was put myself between them. The baby's okay--he didn't seem to realize anything bad was happening--and the bite I got is going to heal fine. Still, I spent a couple of days feeling frazzled and not writing (except to write down how that dog experience felt). Today I'm trying to get back onto my schedule and back into my story.

Looks like there's been a lot of productivity around here. Darshana, an organized office sounds great. MVP, I'm with you--maybe I'll do that someday. Sarah, your "relatively productive" day sounds amazingly productive to me.


Yea, I guess I'm a bit spoiled. Hands still hurt from the 1,000 word a day sprint with my YA Dystopian novella.:/ I think I'm going to take a wiser approach, and go with 350 words a day next time.

Glad everyone is productive.^^
#931 - June 24, 2015, 02:10 PM
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Oh my gosh Melissa, I'm SO glad you and your son are okay! What a nightmare; there's nothing worse than fearing for your child. I'm so, so glad you're okay and I hope that dog is never able to get at anyone again!

I came back on because I finally was able to get something done. Queried an agent. That's all, but with all the stress lately, I was pleased. To borrow from Tori, I have an Adorable! And she is, too. Spent some extra time in the hospital the first week, but she's home with Mom and Dad now, and everyone's doing fine.

So I can write again.
#932 - June 24, 2015, 02:54 PM

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Congrats on your new Adorable, JFriday. What great news! :yay :grin3 :bananadance
#933 - June 24, 2015, 08:40 PM
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#934 - June 25, 2015, 05:50 AM
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Good morning! Got three poems sent off yesterday; trying to wrap my head around a novel rewrite these days. Once it gets going, I love revisions!
#935 - June 27, 2015, 06:11 AM

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Good morning, JFriday! Best of luck on those submissions, and I hope you get a handle on your revision plan soon.

I'm checking in.
#936 - June 27, 2015, 06:53 AM
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#937 - June 28, 2015, 06:37 AM
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#938 - June 29, 2015, 06:33 AM
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Melissa K - So sorry to hear about the dog incident. That's scary. Glad to hear you are okay.
JFriday - Congratulations on the Adorable! Good luck with the querying.
SarahW - glad to hear you are getting writing done.

I went to ALA yesterday had a blast, and a plenty of body fatigue from it. Came home with three bags of mostly free books! My desktop at home died on Saturday, thanks to my wonderful hubs has already bought a replacement and its on it's way. Thank god I keep all my writing stuff on Google Drive. Now back to PB revisions.
#939 - June 29, 2015, 06:35 AM
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darshana - glad you didn't lose your work! That would be so awful. What a wonderful husband to already be fixing the problem.

What fun - three bags of books. Happy reading!

Hope everyone has a great writing day. Off to get some writing done!
#940 - June 29, 2015, 07:40 AM

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Sounds like a blast at ALA, Darshana. As for the computer breakdown, ugh, but it sounds like you had everything backed up properly. Glad you're getting a new computer right away.

Hi JFriday! I'm off to write.
#941 - June 30, 2015, 06:26 AM
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MelissaL & JFriday - hope you had productive writing sessions.

Just checking in. :-)
#942 - June 30, 2015, 06:33 AM
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#943 - July 01, 2015, 06:23 AM
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checking in. did some brainstorming exercises for the novel.
#944 - July 02, 2015, 08:11 AM
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Hi, Darshana! Looks like I didn't check in this morning, but I was here. Got a good writing session in for a change.
#945 - July 02, 2015, 01:46 PM
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#946 - July 04, 2015, 05:57 AM
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Hi Melissa K - hope you got some good writing time.
Finally sitting down to do more writing exercises.
Happy 4th!
#947 - July 04, 2015, 02:49 PM
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Checking in. I set aside my highly uncooperative YA WIP and started on a revision of my finished MG. It's so nice to be immersed in a story I'm already proud of, making changes I feel confident are the right changes...
#948 - July 05, 2015, 05:53 AM
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Good morning! Working on revisions today. Melissa, it is wonderful to be living in a good story, isn't it?

I hope everyone has a great day!
#949 - July 06, 2015, 04:09 AM

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Thanks, JFriday. Hope you have a great day too. I'm checking in.
#950 - July 06, 2015, 05:30 AM
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JFriday, Melissa - Hope your revising went well.

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#951 - July 06, 2015, 06:42 AM
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Hope everyone's doing well. I'm at the point in my revisions where I have to find a spot in the Hundred Acre Woods and think, think, think.

And keep any  :tigger  :tigger  from distracting me
#952 - July 07, 2015, 06:38 AM

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JFriday - hope you found a spot to think, think, think. cute tigger, didn't even know we had that one.

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#953 - July 07, 2015, 06:48 AM
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I didn't know about that tigger either. Hope you both had productive sessions yesterday. I'm checking in.
#954 - July 08, 2015, 05:49 AM
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worked on revisions this morning, walked the dog, now back to revisions.

Anybody else?
#955 - July 09, 2015, 07:40 AM

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I'm finally back! Last Wednesday woke up with a really bad knot/crick in my upper back, so painful. Thankfully, it started loosening up this weekend. I'm not at 100% yet, but enough to be able to get back to writing in the mornings.

Hope you all are making good progress on your writing!
#956 - July 13, 2015, 07:23 AM
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darshana, glad you're feeling better. Back pain is awful.

Working on revisions all morning.

Happy writing!
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I haven't been managing the early mornings for the last few days, but I'm stopping in to cheer you on. Darshana, I'm sorry about the back pain--glad it's getting better, though. JFriday, it looks like you've hit a good rhythm. :yourock
#958 - July 13, 2015, 08:51 PM
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I'm here working on a PB revision.
#959 - July 13, 2015, 09:29 PM
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Hope it's going well, darshana.

I just finished a crit. Tomorrow I'll work on revisions on my own ms.

I'll bet you early risers are almost up.  :yoiks Go get 'em, morning people! :bunnyrun
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