It’s June, which means my birthday nears! While not a party girl, I’m particularly proud of my birthday (re: particularly full of myself), especially when it coincides with the solstice, as it does this year. My mystically-minded coworker says it is very auspicious and I gladly concur. Go magic summer babies!
Speaking of summer babies… I became an auntie last month and now have a special little girl to spoil (and an excuse to buy toys, not that I really need an excuse). Behold, the tiny person…
In other news, I had a terribly unproductive month, but I’m starting to get back to work on the draft (with some much-needed changes to tighten the ending). I’ve been pretty brutal with this round, cutting nearly 20k words from the last draft. I’m getting closer to the end and can see that the last five chapters will work much better if combined into three. In the meantime, I’ve started working on another project that I think of as “the sea story”. There are a few ideas I’ve stored for the future, but this one has been nagging at me for the last year and I think it’s ready to be outlined. My goal is to wrap up draft 3 between now and July, and start plotting for the next NaNo while I beg for critiques and venture into the next round of edits: the “detail” round (wherein I bemoan the loss of words cut so ruthlessly).
For now, au revoir.