1. I have completed 2 major revisions of my novel, Sisters. It's now as polished as I can make it for right now. I sent in the first 20 pages for my residency workshop at Vermont College (which, by the way, is only 38 days away).
2. After sending in those pages, I put the manuscript away and will not be looking at it again until after school is finished, unless I can convince my advisor to accept and critique it with the first packet.
3. I have begun to work on my new middle grade novel (I think I'm channeling a 13 year old girl...) I am 12 pages in so far.
4. I read the prologue and first 2 chapters last night at our library (along with a few other talented writers reading their work) for the 300th anniversary of "Ridgefield Writes". I was nervous, of course, but not as bad as last time I read my work for an audience. I guess it's true that it gets easier each time. At least that's what I hope!
In my next blog, I will describe how the low residency program at Vermont College works, since it's only a little over a month away (did I mention that?).