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#37 Daily Writing Journal - Bad Cold, stayed in bed. Feeling grump. No update my urban lit African American romance - Leyton and Angelica

Bad Cold, stayed in bed

My second cold in two weeks. I took time off last week because I was trying to shrug off a cold, only to feel worse for wear. Yesterday, I finally got to the work but came back home. Now, I'm self medicating with lemsips,  pastilles and home-made remedy. Two people suggested hot toddies but I'm not sure whisky is a good idea. Anyway, I'm drinking lemon, honey and hot water. Then the pastilles and lemsip.

Not a good time to be ill since I'm rounding up at work, but I've been run down for various reasons - yes writing a blog and my novel is escapism. 

Editing my urban lit African American romance - Leyton and Angelica

Nothing as yet. Still doing the course but I reckon an hour everyday with a bit on weekends will help. The great thing about the assignments is that with my hour slot, I can time how much I can do then then estimate how long it will take me.

For example reading my manuscript with the tasks outlined in Holly Lisle How to revise a novel lesson plan it take me an average of 3500 words for thirty minutes. So I could work my manuscript for an average of 5000-6000 words an hour. So a conservative estimate would be 5000 words  an hour. I have a 31k so it would take me six hours to complete the assignment. 

I guess this is one strong takeaway from doing this lession and working in time slots, I can get a feel of the time and therefore estimate or schedule.  My current schedule is an hour a day - maybe more if I can. About two on then weekend so I should complete before the next lesson arrives. 

No workshopping

There is a forum available  and Holly Lisle is available on hand for any questions or problems but I' good with the material for  me. And not having to workshop is a time saver. Workshopping is a valuable resource especially with writing, but I just want to focus on my own work and workshopping critiques are reciprocal and I don't have the time. So maybe it's good I didn't opt for the other courses. I guess it means missing out on valuable comments that could take the book to the next level. But I'm happy just on this level. 

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