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22,000 Words

I’ve reached 22,000 words in my WIP. I am very excited. This is the longest book I have written so far. I had a couple started, and they were horrible so I scrapped them, but this one may actually see the light of day.

It’s an ongoing struggle to continue to write every day. There are so many distractions: people, tv, internet, animals etc. The biggest distraction is my day job, but who can do without that right now.

Okay

*Steps onto soap box*

I am appalled that something like Jessica Simpson gaining a few lbs is actually news.
I know I’m not the first to think that this is ridiculous and I won’t be the last, but come on. Are we so jaded of a nation that we need to find someone who has a semi normal body and pick it to shreds? Is this what is important these days? A whole family gets shot and Jessica Simpson and her weight gain (which by the way, is total crap and I think she looks great) gets top billing in the gossip blogs, tv, web pages etc. It wasn’t long ago Oprah was saying she gained weight and that also made the news. As if we care or are surprised that *gasp* celebrities gain weight too.
I saw a cartoon in the New York Post depicting Jessica as extremely large and apparently in love with Ronald McDonald. Ok, maybe that is a little funny…
Nevermind, she’s huge, and I’m a size O.
*steps of soapbox*

Something to believe in

I’m working on editing as I go. Not sure if this is the best idea, but for now it’s working. However, my word count is going down as I shred current characters and dialogue. It’s going well I’m at 18,838 words.

I’m currently reading “Techniques of the Selling Writer,” by Dwight V. Swain, it’s a bit wordy so far, but I’ve read reviews saying that this one book will make a huge difference in my writing, so I’m giving it a try.
I have a birthday party to go to, see ya

Coming Along

Well I am up to 19,098 words now. I joined a really helpful forum, Absolute Write- Water Cooler. I think this will be a great tool to guide me on my way to being published. I stayed up a bit late, and I really didn’t do anything other than write and watch tv. That happens a lot.

On another note, the puppy is getting huge! She is now 10 weeks old and driving us crazy and chewing on everything. She can sit, shake and lay down… so cute. Anyhoo, I go to LA in less than 2 weeks!!!! I’m so excited. Better get to the puppy. She is now chewing on my very available toes.

On with the show

I just read Betsy Lerner’s Forest for the Trees: An editor’s Advice to Writer’s and I am a little discouraged, but sure that I am doing what I should be doing. She discusses a lot of different types of writers and stuff about publishing. It was a pretty decent book. I have another book coming that I am excited to read about.

Right now I only have time to read books that will help with my writing, so that is it for now. I wrote a little today, and I am up to 16,658 words. I edited a bit as well as adding some. I am even bored writing this blog I can only imagine how boring this is to read. I’m sorry in advance for anyone who is reading this. I will have to work on getting more interesting if anyone is to read this.