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RTW: Writing Quarterly Check-In

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Today is Road Trip Wednesday! What is that? It is a blog carnival where the contributors of YA Highway post a weekly topic and participants write their responses. You can jump from blog to blog to see each blogger's take on the question. 

Topic of the week:
Where am I on my reading and writing goals?

My biggest goal this year is to do another revision of KIN and to get it ready for submission. I wish I would have shared this book with people a lot sooner, but happy with the notes given to me recently. I'm focusing a lot of my attention on fine-tuning an outline before proceeding. Happy that I was able to complete that yesterday. My next step is to write a new synopsis to see how things flow before I proceed onto hacking the away.

See, the most helpful piece of advice I was given was get the conflict to happen sooner. So I've focused on making that happen without sacrificing too much of the story I have already set in place. It was difficult since there are things I wanted to k…

Our San Diego County Getaway Weekend

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Since we moved to San Diego almost a year ago, we've heard a lot about the town of Julian. We didn't make it out to the big apple weekends around October, but Joey promised we would go. He hinted we would go in the winter time, probably in February and March. He was given some ideas in mind of places we could explore from his fellow co-workers, and I left it at that. I plan a lot of our trips, and I liked that he had things in mind.

Once March approached, we started to gather some of the plans. My role? Finding a place for us to stay. That was it. Everything else Joey decided to plan on his own and in secret. 

The day before we left, I spotted this picture online:


  I didn't know what to expect until I was able to open the first envelope.



This set the whole tone for the weekend. I ignore the words and focus on the picture for the answers. Fun puzzles with no expectations for me to guess it right since they're abstract in a lot of ways. I would take the last letter of the a…