Just in Case You Were Wondering…

I finished the first draft of the new book on Thanksgiving night. I have some chapters to write, but I hit the word count and 100,000 words always seems like something unreachable to me. After I edit I pare it down to about 93,000. So, even though I’m not finished/finished I count reaching 100,000 words as hitting my goal. I’ll write the chapters next week so I can start the second draft December 1.

I’ve decided to go back and answer all the wonderful comments you’ve made in the past few weeks. If you get a notification that I’ve written something in response to you that’s why. I was really bad about answering comments since I had my head down, slaving over a hot computer. I’m trying to make up for it now. (I won’t get to all of them tonight, but I will make inroads.)

Picture me on my white chair with Stanley asleep beneath my right elbow, all curled up on the arm of the chair. He’s commandeered every arm of every chair/couch in this house. He is nice and toasty warm, though.  (Every once in awhile he gives off this strange moan/groan/sound. I can’t tell if he’s fussing at me or just happy.)



8 thoughts on “Just in Case You Were Wondering…”

  1. Congrats on hitting your goal. I did NaNoWriMo this year with the hope of getting the first 50K in book five done but have only reached near the 30K mark. However, that’s probably better than I expected. At least I got that much done so far. Book three is done and ready to publish as soon as the betas finish reading it. It’s funny how sometimes the words just rush out and other times, it’s a bit more of a struggle.
    You’re so lucky to have your writing companion and I have no doubt he’s a very content and happy pup. Considering what he’s lived through in his short little life, some of those sounds might be in reaction to his dreams – not you. Our fur babies do have bad dreams as well as happy ones chasing fuzzy creatures and playing. My Tika had many nightmares when she first came to live with me. I used to have to wake her up because she would be whimpering and crying out so. Used to break my heart. Marco had them for a while after I left my ex…I think he feared I’d leave him too. I would never have left him and once her realized that, the dreams abated…but then he left me. The more secure Stanley becomes in his place with you, those bad dreams will be replaced with good ones.

    Looking forward to the next in the series. Love. Love. Love ’em. 🙂

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