Round 2 is (sniff) over! Here's my word count since Sunday. (Since I'm actually drafting Book 3 I have actually hard numbers). Monday: 1399, and then I did some handwriting on the next series. Tuesday: 1725. Yes, I blogged, and put in a good hour every day on the business end of writerly/ bookish things.
I also read:
Amy Lane's Vulnerable: I stumbled across this in one of the strangest of places- a used bookstore that I haven't visited much since I got my Kindle. So thank you Amy Lane for getting me back to the neighborhood bookstore! Fans of Laurel K. Hamilton's Meredith Gentry series would like this one.
Myra McEntire's Hourglass: About halfway through, it reminds me of Stacey Wallace Benefiel's Glimpse trilogy. Hourglass deals with a girl who catches glimpses, or in the parlance of McEntire's book, "riffs" of the past. Fans of this should definitely check out Glimpse.
Looking back, I accomplished pretty much what I set out to do at the start of Round 2 with the notable exception of having another novella out by now. I can blame part of that on the horrific tornado. More importantly, though, it's been a lesson in pacing. As so many writers I admire keep saying: writing is a long term game. So I suppose the most profound lessons of Round 2 were about discipline and quality. And that's a really valuable thing for me to begin to realize about myself. So... see you in Round 3, I hope?