Monday, June 27, 2011

Back at it...

Just over a month ago I posted that I had scrapped my current WIP story line to revamp it.  I am not currently back up in my word count to where I was before I erased it.  And it feels good.  The story flows more smoothly, has more dynamics, it's just overall better!  No other way to say it.  I like it!

I've got the first eight chapters out with my crit partner and a few friends getting all the feedback I can.  While they are reading it over I'm continuing with the story.  I'm moving along quickly, which means lots of late nights since I work an 8-5 job Monday-Friday and have a little one to take care of.  Happy to say I'm slowly training myself to run on less sleep.  It's rough because I gave up drinking caffeine back in early March so when I get really tired I have to resort to other measures...like cranking up the music and dancing around the room.  I have to say it's all worth it!

I can't tell you how excited I am to finish this WIP!

It feel so good to be back.....

Currently listening to (no, not Eminem, but I did sing his song in my head as I wrote the last line): ET by Katy Perry.  I can't stop listening to this song!  I heard it for the first time (I mostly listen to a rock station, no KP) during The 9 lives of Chole King preview (don't watch the show, just saw the previews) and couldn't get it out of my head, so I downloaded it and keep listening to it over and over!  Not sick of it yet!

7 comments:

ninabadzin.com said...

Yes! It's such a great feeling to feel back at it. I'm creeping towards that feeling too!

Christa said...

Awesome!! Good girl.

Mandie Baxter said...

Thanks ladies! I'm learning to balance everything; life, writing, reading, breaks...makes it much easier.

Bethany C. said...

Ooh..don't you love that feeling?! When you know you made the right call by scrapping something because its replacement is SO much better! Cheers to that!!

I gave up caffeine 13 years ago. I had a dangerous Diet Coke addiction. Anyway, you'll be so glad you gave it up. There are moments of serious drag, but all in all--I really think your body will function better without it.

Rachel Brooks said...

That's so exciting that you are back at work on your WIP. It's always a wonderful feeling when you're making progress and getting feedback :)

Mandie Baxter said...

Thanks, I'm staying strong Bethany! :) I've stopped drinking it before. Longest has been for 10 months. Hoping to keep it up this time! :)

It is wonderful! Thanks Rachel!

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