Well, critique group was highly motivating. My partners pointed out a plot hole and gave me an idea for adding a characteristic to a character that will really resonate with readers. So I've been busy changing, adding, and editing. I only added 3834 words, but I'm really excited about the changes.
The best thing about being in the throes of a new manuscript is that my desk seems to be more organized and I walk a lot which helps in my weight loss efforts. I get all my best ideas on a treadmill, so when I'm stuck, I go walk, and voila! the problem is fixed as I walk and walk and walk. (Now I have that pioneer children song running through my head, haha!)
I also sit in my desk chair and think through character issues while I'm "tidying" up my desk. So, you can imagine how awesome it is for me to get out of my own head and look down to see a very clean desk. Or a shrinking waistline. I love writing! I love being a writer! (Okay, well, today I do, anyway.) *grin*
How did you do this week?