Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Progress Report

As my blog Sisters have the newest version of my ms this month and are likely shredding making gentle suggestions as I write this, I have a little time on my hands. I set 2 goals for the month and this is how it's going at the midway point:

Goal #1) Twitter. As I mentioned last week, one of my goals was to figure out the whole Twitter thing. After the helpful comments last week (thanks again for those), I made the leap. I created a profile, followed a bunch of cool writing peeps, and read a ton of tweets. Just today, I created my first tweet involving a shortened url. If you knew my technological abilities (or lack thereof), you'd be as proud as I am. Of course, nobody knows how long it took me to figure out that one tweet (Lacey, shhhhhh). Anyway, I'm still figuring things out but it's actually kinda fun. PERSONAL INVITE: Come follow me on Twitter! @KristiHelvig I'll follow you right back. :)

Goal #2) New manuscript.What better time to work on a shiny new idea than when you're twiddling your thumbs waiting for feedback on the finished one. I wrote two new chapters this week, and am hoping for two more before family comes into town for a vacation. I've mentioned before that my favorite thing in the world is writing that first draft, so I'm in heaven right now. I have two more weeks of freedom before I get my other manuscript back and have to get back to the dreaded R word. So for now, I'm just gonna enjoy myself.

What about you? Any goals for the week/month year? Any progress reports you'd like to share? 

Also, be sure to check out my interview my Dorothy over at We Do Write. It's the most fascinating interview EVER. Okay, the most fascinating if you don't include ones by Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, J.K. Rowling, Cormac McCarthy....never mind. Just read it.


  1. pssst -- what's your twitter name?

  2. I'll follow you, but I have to admit I don't really get twitter yet.

  3. Yay! Your interview is up! Dorothy was kind enough to do an Author Update post on me when I got REBEL MOON in the mail.

    And yay for shiny new idea!

    Also, we're all on twitter (kristihelvig, valeriekwrites, ljboldyrev, sistersinscribe) and we're all pretty active (now that Kristi learned to tweet) so feel free to say hi!

  4. Tom - it's Kristi Helvig. I'm so original. :)

    Matthew - I still don't really get it but I'm trying. Also, thanks for the follow. I'm following you too. :)

    Lacey - yeah, I'm like the 80-yo grandma who's like "what is all this newfangled stuff." I'm finally catching up.

  5. I added the link to your twitter Kristi!

    I hardly ever get on twitter, or I tweet then forget about it and miss all my replies by hours! I must do better with that!

  6. Good idea, Valerie! With the linkage.

  7. I completely understand. I had zero Twitter skills until recently. Natalie Whipple had a great post on the language of Twitter a while back that actually helped me "get it".


    It's pretty funny, but it actually helped me out loads.

    Good luck!

  8. Thanks for the link. Natalie's great--I'll have to check it out!

  9. Hooray for working on something new! I'm doing the same, since I'm also in waiting mode.

    And it was a pleasure interviewing you! :) Thanks for linking.^_^

  10. Thanks Dorothy--hope you do better with waiting than I do. :)


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