Summer is just ticking along for us in the Becker household. We spend most days at the pool, where the kids are insanely occupied and want very little to do with me, while I plot away on a tiny notebook trying to work through my latest debacle.

Writing is going well. I’m about 54,000 words into a projected 70,000 word novel. I’ve started Beta-ing for someone and though it takes away from other things, it is well worth it. She’s taking a look at my earlier chapters as well, so that’s keeping my head where it needs to be. 

There are contests in the works, namely PITCHMAS, which I had to watch from the sidelines this year. After a year of being invested in the contest scene, it is hard to not participate. The writing out there is amazing and I wish all of the writers luck.