Working Wednesday





Happy Wednesday, everyone! Thanks to everyone who dropped in and commented on Monday's entry,  Followers Blog Hop. It was great meeting all you new people, and I'll still be trying to hop round to all your blogs. 



I'm continuing with my new posting schedule, this time with Working Wednesday, where I talk about what I've been doing in terms of my WiP, and my internship at Curiosity Quills. 






The internship is going great. I've really settled in, get along well with my colleagues, and I *think* I have a good grasp of the ins and outs of social media. Things at CQs are expanding a little, with a lot going on behind the scenes, and I want to help with that. Which is why this week, I'm brain-storming ideas on how I can improve the social media aspects, and make a better, more personal, connection with our audience. Hopefully I'll have some ideas to suggest to my bosses later on in the week.

Writing wise, I haven't done much. I'm still trying to adjust to a new schedule that includes working for CQs. Additionally, I've hit the point in my read troughs where I feel I can't do much more on my own. I need someone to bounce ideas off. I've given the first act to a friend for her to beta read, and she's given me some excellent feedback, I'm just trying to work out how to apply that feedback. Revisions is the hardest part of writing for me. I don't always want someone to hold my hand, but at the moment, I like working with my Hubby so we can discuss ideas and he can offer me guidance. One thing he suggested is studying other books in the genre, not just reading them, but really studying them paragraph by paragraph and making notes. So that's what I've been doing this week. Hopefully looking at some of my peers, and studying how they do it, will help me improve my own story.

What has everyone been up to this week? What projects are you working on? Are there areas you're finding difficult or testing? What about areas you're really enjoying? I'd love to hear all about it. 


If you'd like, check my personal blog for Favourites Fridays, where I'll be talking about what TV shows/ books/ movies and video games I've been enjoying this week, and what I've been getting up to with Hubby and our boys. 

Also on Friday, here I'll be hosting Annalisa Crawford for the first time as part of her blog tour for her short story compilation That Sadie Thing

10 comments:

  1. Glad the internship is going well and while revisions are tough it's necessary to complete the writing process. Best of luck! I'm still working on my MG Monster City for JuNoWriMo.

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    1. Thanks, Sheena-kay. Yeah, I have to keep telling myself revisions will work out for the best. How are you getting on with JuNoWriMo? Meeting your targets? Or a little ahead? I'd love to hear more about what you MG Monster City is about.

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  2. Gosh the internship sounds so interesting, glad it is going well!

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    1. Thanks Vik! It is so fascinating. :)

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  3. I'm so happy to hear the internship is going well. I can't wait to hear more about it. I've been trying to catch up and write at the same time. I need some good writing time this week to make my deadline. I might have to send the hubby and boy away for a day just to do it!

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    1. Thanks Christine, I'm so pleased it's working out well too. :D It's tough when you've got kids on school holidays, isn't it? I hope you find some time to write and make your deadline though. :D

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  4. Learning social media is a valuable skill. There seems to be more and more to it... like an onion. Glad you're enjoying the internship.

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    1. Thanks Mary. It's not only a great skill, but it's fascinating too. :D

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  5. I hear you about the revisions being the hardest part. I am in a big stall right now with some of mine. Not too sure how I want to proceed. I think it's absolutely brilliant that your husband can help bounce ideas back and forth with you! Mine doesn't even like to read, sigh. If you want me to look at anything for you, I'd be happy to help. Of course, I'm no expert, but I will do my best to lend you a honest opinion and help in any way I can.

    I'm happy to get the report all is going well at CQ's! Sounds really interesting and a great fit for you.

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  6. Glad the internship is off to a great start!

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