Nearly There…

I made a valiant effort, but it’s time to pack up and head home to husband and baby. I got in over 4,000 words today, nothing to sneeze at, and am midway through the pivotal date scene. I plan to get in as many words as possible the next few days, so should have these rewrites finished soon. Ssssoooon, precioussss…

Updated word count is:

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80,875 / 85,000

Pushing Through…

RIF is going so amazingly well now that I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. Er, well, no, not really. I am focusing on pushing through and finishing the first half re-write so I can then polish the second half to match the new first half. So far, it’s working like a charm! Updated word count is:

Reborn in Fire:

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78,631 / 85,000

So, I’ve written 2k so far today, and doing my best to finish up the planned scenes I’ve note-carded. Hopefully, at that point I can patch in a good segue to the second half and get to performing surgery. It may NOT all happen today, since I do still have several scenes planned, but we’ll see. Now, on to the heroine and hero’s first real date. Which will go wonderfully well and they will fall in lurve and then I will wreck it! *cackle*

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling, Rolling…

I love it when they play that song for Scott Rolen. Go Cards!

Er, I have that song in my head now because the words are just rolling out of my mind and onto the paper. Er, keyboard and monitor. Whatever! =) The writing is flying fast and furious and I am pleased with what is coming. Of course, later I may think it’s all CRAP, but the important thing is to get it all down so you can de-crapify it later.

I’m liking the scene I’m working on now. My Elementals are going to have magical tattoos that they wear, with multiple purposes. To show personal pride and clan membership, to make it easier to track missing people down via magic, and my personal favorite–to drive members of the opposite sex wild because they can be used to turn Elementals ooooooon! Hee!

I’m actually not one to find tattoos overly sexy…sometimes cool, sure…but I am loving this concept. And with magic, anything is possible. Even color-shifting, image-morphing tats that can magically turn your partner on. Yay!

Oh, word count update…

Reborn in Fire Rewrites:

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76,615 / 85,000

Wow…I may actually finish these rewrites this weekend, rather than next. That would so totally and completely rock! Then I will just have to perform surgery on the back end to make it reflect the front end. *snaps her latex gloves on* Scalpel!

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Much Better…

Making much better progress now. Have written 3,000+ more words since yesterday. Not bad atall!
The updated word count is:

Reborn in Fire Re-writes:

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73,652 / 85,000

If I manage to keep this progress up, I should have the completely re-written first half finished within a week as I hoped. That means I’ll just have to perform surgery on the back end to make it match the changes to the front end. Then I’ll have to get feedback from any interested beta readers, implement it, and send this puppy back to JM at D&G. Yay!

I’m considering sending a snail query to once I’ve finished the re-writes, since she reqested the first 5 pages by email but I never heard back from her. On the one hand I don’t want to bug her, but on the other hand she’s an awesome agent and I think this book would be right up her alley.

But then, don’t we all? *laugh*

Progress at a Snail’s Pace…

…but still progress!

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70,687 / 85,000

Hoping to get in at least 2,000 words a day for the next week and have this puppy finished by the end of next week. But, um…who knows if that will actually happen? Still, aim high! =)

Oh, and this whole LJ TAKING FOREVER TO LET YOU SCROLL/SURF thing is REALLY ticking me off. I mean, REALLY!