11,000 Words

I am stoked to report that I have had a particularly productive weekend! I set a goal of 10,000 Words and I have hit 11,032.

Now that I have ditched my outline, the story is progressing nicely. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to wrap it all up, but you know, I guess I’ll just make it up as I go. I must admit that in my caffeine-fueled exuberance, I feel tempted to keep writing – see if I can crank out another couple thousand words tonight. But there is that laundry I haven’t done all weekend calling me. Of course, right now, that feels like an easy call to ignore.

Anyway, I feel really good about what I’ve accomplished this weekend – I needed a big weekend on the book. I think a break from writing this evening will be healthy to refill the creative tank. The good news is that I feel real momentum now and not only am I within striking distance of finishing the first draft of BC3, but I am also feeling confident that I can pull it off within a week. I do have a particularly busy week at work to contend with, but you know, I don’t really need to sleep all that much. Sleep is overrated anyway, right?

Something else to look forward to – I’m meeting with Abel (my cover designer) to discuss the cover for BC3 this week. Now that I’ve got a clear sense of the book, we should be able to have a good productive conversation and bounce around some ideas. I will keep you posted on how the cover progresses, it’s always exciting to get a cover for a new book – it’s one of those moments that helps it to feel more real.


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