Monday, February 6, 2012
The First The End
YAY! Saving is smart and keeps the crazies away...for a little bit at least. So yeah, I've reached the first The End for MINGLED. I have to confess. I did something that got me to the end quickly with this one. I actually didn't give in to every single time my Inner Editor shouted to go back and re-read everything every single day to fix things that needed fixing. Because I know there's a lot of fixing needed. I also worked on my query - still working to make it better - which helped to make sure what I wrote turned out to be what I SAID I wrote. :-)
MINGLED - 56,890 word count.
After my Inner Critic whopped on my like I'd handed her day old bread after explicitly telling me she wanted it fresh from the deli, I've decided to follow some sage advice offered on my recent IWSG post and take a few days from this MS. When I return to it, I'll be ready with a couple of things in my writing armory: Finding Your Story Worth Problem, a wonderful post by Charity Bradford, and How to Write Better, a post by Elana Johnson, author of Possession and the soon-to-be-released-sequel, Surrender. If you haven't had a chance to check these posts out, you just might want to make a stop. You'll find some great tips.
I have some February 2012 goals for #writemotivation:
1: Complete first draft of MINGLED and continue first draft of UNCOMMON
2: Post 3 blogs a week
3: Read 3 books
4: Comment to other blogs, at least 20 to 25 a week
These are a bit more in alignment with what I know I can do, adding a third book to read as a challenge. I've gotten a great start with a heart breaking short story called Born of Fire by Heather McCorkle. Yes, I cried. I couldn't help it. It was such an emotional ride. I've also started Everneath by Brodi Ashton. Once again, book cover envy has me drooling. But I'm keeping a safe distance from my keyboard lol!!! You can check the cover out in my sidebar. Or just enjoy this trailer:
I'm looking to Cinder or Incarnate for my next fix for my 2012 YA/MG Debut author reading challenge.
So what do you do when you take a day or two from a current WiP?