Monday, September 14, 2009

Kicking my goals ass and the VMAs

Wooohooo! I just hit 15,000 words in my new WIP (Let the City Burn) a few minutes ago. For someone who works in segments to meet a word count, I am truly pleased with my progress tonight. Ahhh, I can rest easily knowing I have one big milestone down. Especially considering it's going GREAT. Really great. The feedback I have had so far from my favorite beta readers has been fantastic. Yes, gasp, I let them read it before I even did one ounce of editing. I'm just crazy like that. I know it's not the best idea to let anyone read your work (get this, I didn't even run spell check on it before sharing it!) in such a rough state but I am determined to streamline my process this time around. I want to know it's all fitting into place and kicking ass before I put a month of my time into something that will require major revisions. So far this new theory is working well, but I'll keep you informed whether it holds true or not.

I can't wait to introduce you all to Cameron and Skye...get ready to meet one bad ass chick. Best of Skye isn't even the one telling the story. Oh poor Cam, he has no idea what's in store. Is it wrong that I love being inside a fictional boy's head?

P.S. Who else watched the VMAs? WOW in both a good and negative way. To summarize quickly - Kayne was a dick. Pink is far more talented than anyone knew. The New Moon trailer rocked my world. And, Beyonce deserves far more respect than I've been giving her.

6 comments:

Lazy Writer said...

I like your story already. My son's name is Cameron. Can't wait for you to share.

Natalie Bahm said...

I've done some critique-as-you-go with a friend of mine. It's fun to read her story when it's still rough and new.

Good luck with the rest!

WindyA said...

Awesome job on the progress! Wish I could say the same, but so happy for others when they reach their goals!

Oh, and, yeah. Kanye West is horrible. Felt so bad for Taylor Swift! and props to Beyonce!

ElanaJ said...

Congrats on your word count. And hey! My WiP that's almost done has a girl named Skye in it. With an E and everything. Twin thing? Hmm...

FictionGroupie said...

I'm so bummed I missed the VMAs, I need to go find it online. Good job on your progress as well.

EGuevara said...

I felt the same way about those darn VMA's. I've gained a new found respect for miss diva Beyonce, and totally cried for janet's performance. Congrats on your book, and I hope to see it on shelves soon.