Right now, I'm proof reading the galley for Outlaw in Petticoats. It's a tedious process of reading and checking all grammar, but the fun part is coming across a sentence or phrase you wrote and thinking "Wow, did I write that?" That always give me chills!
I'm not only proofing the galley, but I'm in charge of two toddler boys. At times they are little angels and others- they are testing and I don't get much done other than keeping them out of trouble! My latest gradchild arrived into the world on Monday. She's healthy and has lusty lungs! LOL
A critique partner is reading the next Halsey brother book- Miner in Petticoats - as I am writing it. I like this process because it makes me accountable to someone who is waiting for chapters, and it keeps me on track if she says- hey wait a minute why did he/she do that or where the heck are you going with that scene. It was nice to recieve a chapter back and her comments were "I loved your phrasing in serveral spots on this chapter". And you guessed it. Those type of comments stroke the ego and I try harder to continue with well thought out sentences to keep the quality up on the story.
What skill have you learned that makes you proud? Or what have you been complimented on that you strife for every day?