Well, I figured out what to do with myself. I started reading over Resurrection, and had happy times all over the place. And then I got the the part where it stopped RATHER abruptly, and screamed at Past Me for not just finishing it so Present Me could ENJOY IT IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK?
So I’m going to have to finish that up, if only to satisfy myself (and anyone who wants to volunteer to beta read approximately 40,000 words of vampires, addicted victims, gory crime scenes, snappy banter, betrayals and sex. No fun at all, really. First chapter’s here, BTW)
I think that Cinderella story just got them back into my blood.
- New goals as of last Wednesday: Plan out the rest of Resurrection. COMPLETED.
Oh, I planned it. It took an hour, five pages in my notebook, a lot of work on my dry-erase board and a few slams of my head into a wall to clear it, but I did it. Guys… it was so good I wanted a cigarette after. Then I remembered that I’ve never smoked, so I settled for a Fruit Roll-Up instead*. It was fantastic.
I always knew how this one was going to end, but didn’t know how to get there. I do now.
- New goal as of today: Finish first draft of Resurrection by the end of February. I only have two hours per weekday day to work this month, but that’s okay. I should be able to do this. My husband might lose me for a few evenings, but this is going to happen.
Oh, and this week I also kinda sorta found a cover designer for Bound and got that information sent off so she can start in March, NO BIG DEAL.
Read “Under the Empyrean Sky” by Chuck Wendig. SO GOOD. The concept (agricultural dystopia, creepy-ass GMO corn, oppressed people and flying cities) is fantastic, and the story lives up to its ideas. I’ll get a review up on Goodreads soon.
LIFE- Goes on. I can’t talk about it. I have vampires in my head.
February 2nd, 2014 at 7:43 pm
WOW Way to go.
February 2nd, 2014 at 8:47 pm
I missed my Sunday update. Weekends are so crazy for me, then I get busy on other things and don’t feel like blogging. But hurray for you!! Awesome stuff in the works. And I’m glad I’m not the only one to make use of my white board.
February 2nd, 2014 at 8:49 pm
I wrote mine of Friday, updated it on Saturday to reflect finishing that book, and set it to post while we were at church. I agree, weekends = nuts.
February 3rd, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Wow!!! The planning is the really hard part! Now you can enjoy the writing. (Not that writing is easy. But it’s more fun.)
February 3rd, 2014 at 5:06 pm
Weekends … blah!
So you’ve resurrected Resurrection; great news. And the new plan? Even more good news…. :-D.
February 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 pm
I love that feeling of accomplishment you get when you finally overcome a hurdle with a story. When the pieces finally come together, it’s borderline euphoric, isn’t it?
I like your fruit roll-up reward system. I tend to reward myself with a cookie–or a cupcake, or anything with chocolate. 🙂
February 5th, 2014 at 9:34 am
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