Meridian Magazine reviewed my book today! *happy dance* The reviewer had a lot of good things to say like,
"The plot is full of action and keeps a fast pace. The author demonstrates a good understanding of police procedure and of world affairs in both the background and action of the story. The details are graphic in places, but put in a perspective that keeps them from being offensive. Bellon uses an interesting writing device in setting up the ending to almost mirror the beginning. Fans of action novels will enjoy reading Ashes Ashes."
So you can see why I'm so happy. She said a lot of other things, too, and you can go here to see the full review.
Yesterday we were talking about getting motivated to write in the summertime. The more I've thought about this, the more I think it's related to goals whether it's word count goals, chapter goals, scene goals, whatever. When I have a goal, I make plans to meet that goal and that's what I need right now--a little summertime structure if you will.
Since a goal is just a wish until it's written down, today I am writing down that I would like to finish drafting Bart's story by July 31st. That's a pretty big goal for me, but I know if I break it down into small pieces I can do it.
When I calculate everything, that means my daily goal is to write at least five pages per day. I'm really going to try to stay accountable and on top of this. Goals = Motivation = Accomplishment. I can do this.
I hope you'll join with me in making some goals for the summer. Write them in the comment section and we'll check in with each other, keep ourselves accountable.
What would you like to accomplish by the end of July?