I think we could all use more time. My June goals are lagging as this month continues to fly by. Between my sister's high school graduation, co-workers taking vacations, publishing Men of Foxwick, and editing work for friends, my writing/editing time has dwindled to zero these first few weeks in June.
But I am making some progress this week. I almost have all the short stories in the forthcoming Neighbors of Foxwick outlined. I'm working on my outline for Reforged. And next week I'll be back to editing Part III of Reborn for my first group of critique partners. I've decided to push off editing based on CPs' comments of Part I of Reborn to July. After all, if I take July and August and edit three pages a day, then I'll be finished with that edit and can send it to my beta readers in September, so I'm still on schedule for the May 23, 2014 release date.
Now, I need to try to get as many short stories in Neighbors of Foxwick finished before July. What I don't have done, then I'll have to try to finish in July while writing Reforged. So there'll be a lot more writing and editing in my future.
And last week I had a new story idea. *sighs*
I guess I better get back to work. What are you working on? Have you had a busy June too?
Also, here's an unedited snippet of "Common Love," the first short story in Neighbors of Foxwick.
Bryan Firelark daydreamed of a princess trapped in an ice castle. The last time he’d seen Princess Vereina was over three winters ago. She’d given him a chaste kiss on the cheek after he’d helped his father shoe her horse. Her father, King Damon of Wintermill, banned him from the castle, from seeing Vereina.
Three winters had become a lifetime. Bryan could still feel her soft lips against his cheek. Her blue hair had tickled him, and her eyes reminded him of liquid silver. Did the princess ever think fondly of him?