Erudite Week: Yes, learning is fun!
"Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure."
So, we've come to the end of another Divergent Faction Challenge week. I'd have to say that this week went well. I made sure to wear at least something blue, as is the Erudite custom, even if that blue was only in a bracelet.
At work, I completed a data analysis in preparation for an important meeting, which served me in good stead when reporting on the results. There is a lot of knowledge to be gained in looking at trends and changes over time.
On Thursday, I participated in the weekly Agent Query Connect chat, especially since I had suggested the topic of self-editing. It was a topic I was keen to learn more about. Sometime in the next couple months, hopefully, a first draft of The MirrorMasters will be complete, and it'll be time to start on the first round of edits to get the manuscript ready for critique. After the chat, they've posted some useful links and resources on their site for anyone who wants to research more on editing. It was a great, fun learning experience, and very timely.
Oh, and on Friday, I went to a book signing--my first one--to check out the experience and find out more about what this part of the writing job is like. I got to meet Kate Bennett, author of Inevitable, a YA book with supernatural elements and a fantastic premise. It was great to have the opportunity to chat with her briefly, and she gave me her card and signed the book for me. Look for a review here later!
So, all in all, it was a fun and productive week of learning. I can't wait to hear how everyone else fared during Erudite week!