I hereby announce that last night I started the 7th revision of The Unhappening of Genesis Lee! On Saturday, my critique group held a full novel review. We spent the last several weeks reading each other's entire novels, rather than just the chapters we normally do, and turned Saturday into a party/group critique. IT WAS SO AWESOME.
My husband thinks it's a little funny that I enjoy sitting for an hour and having four people tell me what's wrong with my book. But it's not hearing what's wrong with the book-- it's hearing what I can fix about my book! I got so excited about all the ways I can make my book better.
Of course, when I turned all my notes into two pages of actionable bullet points last night, I got a little overwhelmed. But I'll be taking it a bullet at a time, hopefully finishing this draft by the end of February. Then, off to beta readers in March!
So, my friends, how is your writing going? What are you working on right now? Any goals you've recently reached or will reach soon?