I haven't posted about writing since the conference but I am still slowly working away at it.
I set up my netbook in the spare room, and for a few weeks got into a lovely habit of writing every morning, averaging around 500 words / day. Then something happened. I can't remember what, but I had a really busy week so the routine was broken. I tried to start again, then we had a few weeks of really cold weather - and it was really cold in the spare room - so I stopped again.
So at the moment, I'm not writing every day, but instead grab a couple of hours each week to lock myself away and do some writing or editing.
I'm now up to 9,600 words on my women's fiction (working title "Sisters").
At our last face-to-face writer's group meeting, we brainstormed some possible plot paths for Sisters, and some fantastic ideas came out of it. Now I have all these ideas swirling around in my head, and I'm not sure which way to go. I've signed up to an online Plotting course for October - hopefully that will help me work out what to do!
I also now have 2 critique partners - one is a friend of mine in our face-to-face writer's group, and the other found me through the critique partner matching scheme run by RWA. So far so good - even though we all write in different sub-genres, they've both had some valuable input into my wip, and hopefully I've managed to add some useful comments to theirs.
I'm giving Sisters one final edit and then entering it in the RWA STALI (Single Title and Loving It) competition this week. Hopefully I'll get some valuable feedback - and even more hopefully it will do well in the scoring :)