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Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Reading & Writing

 
Last night I started reading another great book. It's the new series by Victoria Laurie. She's such a cool writer, and I already love her Abby Cooper mystery series, so I wanted to give this one a go. I wound up reading the first 70 pages, before the hubby got home.

I'd surpassed my daily word count goal and wanted to reward myself with a little bit of reading. It's a lot of fun so far. It's called What's A Ghoul to Do? Clever title. I've already ordered the second one in the series. :)

Anyway, about my own writing. It's going well. Like I mentioned yesterday, a bunch of things have slotted into place. This is going to make the downward spiral of the novel come hard and fast. Actually, when I sit down to write now, I just want to keep going and going. My head's moving a lot faster than my fingers right now. But I have to force myself to stop a few times. To make sure I'm headed in the right direction.

Progress bar:

Looks like I'll be able to get past the 60k mark sometime tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

I'm looking forward to it. :) This story is so exciting. I'm having a great time writing it and can't wait to get to the end. Although, I know that once it's finished, I'll be sad. And you know, while I was walking yesterday -- supposed to be thinking about a certain plot point -- the muse decided to tell me she wanted to see more of this world. Yeah, sounds about right! She always does that to me.
But for now, I will resist the temptation. Yeah.
Well, I guess that's it from me today. Let me know what you're working on at the moment: short story, novella, novel? :D

4 comments :

Amanda Carrell said...

I guess you could call what I'm working on a novella. It's a 35K story for the Red Sage contest. I'm about 6K in. Just getting a feel for the characters. The word count is starting to come easier every day. :)

Ericka Scott said...

Good for you Yolanda! I admire your ability to write big!

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Hey Amanda! How are you? Sounds cool. What contest is this? :) Anyway, good luck with it.



Hi Ericka! Thank you. I sent your prize on Monday, so you should get it next week sometime. Yay. Hope you like it. And congrats for winning at the chat, too.

Amanda Carrell said...

I'm doing great! My first release comes out in less than a week! Eek!

Red Sage is running an Alpha Males contest.

You can find the details here:
http://redsagerevealed.blogspot.com/2008/01/annoucing-our-first-writing-contest.html

Stories are due by March 31.

 
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