Yeah, that's how my week has been. Sick kids, sick me . . . you know the vicious cycle.
The good news is that despite everything, I've managed over 1K on my MS in the last two days!
Melanie has firmed up her resolved and is bent on catching a killer. I'll be visiting with Bradford later today. There is a very important message he needs to intercept, so here's hoping he follows the crumbs I've left him.
On the contest front, let's just say my scores were as far and wide as the ocean. *le sigh* I think I'm going to be on a contest moratorium for awhile. I have designs on entering the KOD Contest in March, but that's not set in stone. With the plot changes I've incorporated, I may have tied up some of the troublesome spots.
This topic brings to mind a blog post by a fellow newbie, Susan R. Mills. I've been swinging by her blog and scoping out what she has to say. Yesterday, her post was on moving forward and knowing when to stop reworking. I found her words highly motivating and very comforting when I got my judging sheets earlier this morning.
For now, I've tabled any rewriting on my first chapter. I'm focusing on forward progress. Back-peddling only works for politicians and circus clowns!! So, I'm gonna put away my unicycle, red nose, and get to cracking that WIP!!