Saturday, December 24, 2016

My Latest Enterprises

I've been terrible about blogging, but I have an excellent excuse: my husband and I have embarked on a five-year mission.



Here's some footage from our first away mission.



We've had our rough moments, like when Jim almost assimilated with the Borg



and when I located Data--or part of him.



Overall, though, it's been a blast! (Get it? As in phaser blast? Oh, man. Sooo not funny when you have to explain it.)

Okay, okay. I'm only messing with you, obviously. That was all from a party at MoPop, the Museum of Pop Culture, in Seattle. (Go if you get the chance! We had a ton of fun looking at the exhibits!)

The real reason I haven't been blogging lately is I've been spending all of my writing efforts on my novel. I printed the whole thing in early December, before starting the current draft.

It's not yet as pretty as it needs to be. Some of the chapters have been revised three to five times, some closer to eight, and some have probably been revised twenty-five times. I can't tell you what draft this is because I don't actually know. I can, however, tell you I'm very proud of it. And that, unlike my lame phaser joke, is something I'm confident you'll all "get." I know this because you're writers, too.

I hope you all enjoy the holidays and have a joy-filled, healthy 2017! Happy creating, everyone!

9 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Merry Christmas

Dawn Simon said...

Thank you, Mac! I hope you had a very happy Christmas!

Lynda R Young said...

It's always better to write than blog.
Wishing you a wonderful and successful New Year.

Dawn Simon said...

Hi, Lynda! I agree! :)

Best wishes to you as well. Congrats again on your book!

DMS said...

The museum sounds fun!

Wishing you the best of luck with your writing. It is hard work for sure, but it feels so good getting it into shape. :) I hope 2017 is a happy and healthy one for you!
~Jess

Crystal Collier said...

Well hey, if you're going to be absent, why not do it on account of your WIP? I support that. =) The holidays were awesome, and let's pray for an amazing 2017, eh?

Dawn Simon said...

Hi, Jess! All that work is definitely worth it. Thank you for the good wishes! Back at ya! ;)

Glad your holidays were awesome, Crystal! Yes, here's to an amazing 2017! *clink*

Theresa Milstein said...

These pictures made me laugh! I'm so glad you're getting so much writing done. Happy 2017!

Dawn Simon said...

Thank you, Theresa!