Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I think I'm really over my cold. (crossing fingers) This wouldn't be such a huge deal if I weren't involved in a relay race on Saturday...where I have to swim 1.2 miles.
In other news, I'm also so sick of my old WIP and have decided it's officially time to move on (until Natalie gives me her feedback...which will probably send me into a whole new slew of revisions...).
I'm so excited about this new idea...because it's fun. I've been chewing on it for a long time and it feels so great to start it. I'm such a dork. I get these bursts of inspiration where I'm cracking myself up while writing.
I love writing a first draft. I don't hate doing revisions...because I usually figure out how bad the first draft is and I love rewriting scenes to make them better.
But there is something about having a blank canvas again.
It's a little scary and super exhilarating...
I have an outline, but I don't get detailed. I just write and see where things go. I love this part of writing... all kinds of crazy things pop up that leaving me saying: Really? And then I grin and think: Yes, really.
And even though I know I will eventually hack it to bits and make it better... it's awesome just to word vomit and not care if my ideas seem lame in another month--because you have to have these 'awesome' first ideas to build on them later and make them magic...
So official word count of shiny new WIP = 3529 only 56471 to go... yes!
I'm shooting for 60,000 because last time I totally over shot and had to hack away a lot of words, we'll see how this goes.
Final (kind of) word count for E.I.G. = 68,998