Echoes of Accountability: We Made It!

And I don't just mean we made it through January.

Greetings, Echolettes!

Sorry this is coming at you later in the day than you’re accustomed to receiving it, but I tweaked my schedule this week to put all actual writing—as in, words on the page—in the mornings and all other tasks, including editing, in the afternoon. This was to accomodate my flagging energy levels in the middle of the day—I can get my writing done when I’m at peak energy and focus, do piddly tasks that don’t take that much concentration after lunch, and edit in the early evenings when I get a brief second wind. So far, it’s working great.

At any rate, I didn’t want to write to you again until I could report that I’m all caught up on editing the first ten chapters of Desolation of the Damned. And guess what? I’m all caught up!

Besides editing, I’ve written a ton of words on a new project this week, so I’m going to take the weekend off to rest my brain matter, and then come Monday morning it’ll be back to making forward progress on this novel. I’m really looking forward to getting back to the writing part, and rescuing Hannah from a precarious situation. Or making it worse, depending on my mood. Insert maniacal laughter here.


One Cool Thing

I’ve got two cool things! Actually, I don’t because this week has been too full with preparations for launching my new project to pay attention to much else. But it’s a cool project, so I’m going to tell you about it! Next week I’ll be lauching The Working Writer, a weekly newsletter for people who want to make a living with their writing. It’s basically a free master class in how to forge your own path to a satisfying writing career. If that’s you, click here to find out more, and feel free to forward this e-mail to a friend who might want to sign up!

Oh, and the other thing? Substack just enabled the ability to turn on commenting on all e-mails, not just for paid subscribers. So everyone on this list can chat away on all my letters from now on.

Because my life this week has mostly been working and sleeping, I could use some cool things in my life. So use that new commenting ability to tell me about something cool from your week!

Otherwise, talk to you next week!

Jean

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