Writing? Very little of my time was spent actually putting new words into a document. I wrote two paragraphs on a new Iccarus story. Maybe 200 words. I didn't write a blog or even work on an unfinished one.
Reading? Well, I read 71 pages of A Vile Justice by Lauren Haney.
So what did I work so hard at?
I read and scored the first ten pages of ten novels for a contest. Some were really good. Some needed work. Every one showed promise. I hope I have been able to convey that to the authors.
I read two submissions to my critique group, several book chapters each, just under 10,000 words.
Read a novel by a friend and author in order to write a comment for the back cover of the book. Watch for Requiem in Red by Kaye George.
Read a short story for another writer friend, Edith Maxwell. She writes several series, but this one is about a New England Quaker midwife, set in the 1880s. I love these stories. She is about to submit this one to an anthology. 4290 words.
I reread my critique group's comments on my submission to see which of their changes should be incorporated and how. Need to do more work on this.
Malice Domestic requested a list of this year's publications. So I emailed my editor to see when The Case Book of Emily Lawrence will be out. Sometime in April, so it will count for this year's conference. I also have a short story in this year's Malice anthology.
My daughter's book was due out on Friday so I spent some time tracking it down. Look for From the Deep (Weird Romance) by Elizabeth Inglee-Richards. I don't have a Kindle so I can't read the published version. OK, I read the draft before she submitted it.
I feel like I read about a gazillion emails. But I do that every week.
Best week ever!