What Month Is This?

This summer is going by in a flash! At least that’s the way it seems to me.

Pffftttt. Gone. See-ya.

I apologize for being AWOL here, folks. So much has been happening I’ve found it difficult to get on the internet. I haven’t been here, on Twitter (much), or reading other blogs (so sorry to the folks whose blogs I used to comment on regularly). I joined a writers’ social network and didn’t get past: “Hi, I’m E.K. Carmel and I write epic fantasy fiction…”

I’ve been reading, though, and managed to write a couple book reviews on Goodreads.

Oh, and I’ve been watching the Olympics, jumping up and down and cheering for my favorites and sometimes for athletes I’ve never heard of before, but whose personal stories are so incredible. Gotta say, it’s quite the vicarious energy boost.

And, as expected, my family has been keeping me on my toes – or at least on the roads.

Despite all that, I’ve made progress on my novel. I’m learning to grab whatever time I can early in the morning and throughout the day. Honestly, I have to because I’m fried by the time the sun goes down.

I’ve completed most of my revision course and am finally at the “cutting” stage. Yeah!!! But I have so many new scenes to write, it’s disorienting when I speed through ones that only need minor touch ups, then slow down to write new material — speed up — slow down — speed up — slow down.

I now consider it a good writing day when I emerge from my room and have to shake my head and focus before I understand what language the natives are speaking.

Anyway, I hope you all are productive and successful in whatever endeavors you are striving toward.


8 comments on “What Month Is This?

  1. Cutting can be hard, espcially when they’re scenes you love. I’ve kept the ones I like just in case they can be used somewhere else.


    • E.K. Carmel says:

      Oh, I would never actually delete anything permanently (shudder). I just paste it into a separate file. Because, like you said, you never know when it can be used somewhere else.

      So far, the scenes I’m cutting weren’t working anyway, so I haven’t had a case of wanting to keep “my pretties.” Thank goodness.

      Thanks for commenting!


  2. I am praying winter will be over in a flast! 🙂 I understand time flying by while doing other things. Like tax. And trying to write, edit, create covers, blurbs, etc while sorting and packing a household of “things” ready to move house in a month. I just take each hour at a time, and when one thing is ticked off the list, move to the next. Or stop for a coffee break. 🙂 You will get more time when school starts again.


    • E.K. Carmel says:

      Oh, Diane! I wish you the best as you try to do your normal routine in addition to the craziness of a move.

      And, yes, I am SO looking forward to the kids going back to school.


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