Thursday, September 24, 2009

So Here's the Skinny on the Fat of it

I’m at 31,000 words on my first draft and very happy about it. New ideas are pouring in, there’s a dead body, a mysterious guy, a first kiss, and a gruesome doll with a handful of mayonnaised corncobs (the kind on the stick that are good for defense – like the corn in Nacho Libre). I would have added the video, but my daughter told me it wasn't funny at all - and too too gruesome. Corncobs in the eyes? Ewww.

Yes, things are rolling along.

My awesome critique group and I spent the afternoon the other day, laughing it up and plotting my character’s next move. Those characters are so dang funny! Plus they always surprise me (Why did that girl write that poem in the first place? I mean …really?).

My goal. To have my ms finished by the New Year. Revise and hand it over to my gay-not-gay agent man. Hum…he might not like me calling him that. It’s okay, he is awesome…and destined to by my agent (he doesn’t know that, so don’t tell him). Hee hee hee hee. Oh I mean, mwa ha ha ha. Really, he is an amazing agent.

*sigh - wiping a tear from the corner of my eye from mwa ha-ing too much*

Yes, things are moving in the right direction and I hope they keep going that way. I just have to keep on writing.

Woo hoo for greasy corn on the cob! Sorry, that just came out of nowhere.

OH I forgot to thank everyone for their help last week (finding time to write). That's why I got so much done! Thanks, thanks, thanks!

8 comments:

Sara said...

Okay, I have no idea what half of that meant Carolyn, but yeah for your mss being 31,000 words long! You'd better send more thismonth then! ;-)

Peay Family said...

Muahhhhhaa! Great job! Can't wait to read it :)

L.T. Elliot said...

Congratulations! 31K is no small feat. Way to go!

Carolyn V. said...

Sara, Okay, chapter 4 is on the way. After I make a few corrections. Maybe a billion of them.

Thanks Rachel! =)

L.T.You are my main editor. I love ya, I hope you don't get sick of the edits and chapters. Thanks for all your help!!! =)

Nichole Giles said...

Yay! So glad to hear you're moving along. And can I just say that sounds like a way funny story? I want to see some of it!

Nichole

Shari said...

Congratulations! Why haven't I gotten to see any more of it? Huh?

Terresa said...

This is a great, giddy post. I feel the laughter rolling off of it, as well as the grease from the mayo'ed corn cob. Mmmmm. Thanks for sharing! ;)

Carolyn V. said...

Hey Nichole! I'll have to send a couple chapters your way!

Shari, the group asked from more chapters too, so I guess they will be on there way.

Terresa, Corn on the cob...mmmmmm...=)

Thanks guys!!!