December 2nd, 2011

Public Shame Writing Challenge day 1

So sorry to be posting late. LiveJournal was wigging out this morning.

I said I would write 500 words of my adult romantic comedy STAR CROSSED yesterday, and I wrote 536. I am thrilled to have exceeded my very low expectations.

In eleven minutes I am having a conversation with my brand new (to me) editor about revising SUCH A RUSH. I cannot even describe to you how my stomach feels. Suffice it to say that if you ever wondered whether nervousness about revision requests goes away eventually...if by "eventually" you mean "after an author has written and revised eight books," the answer would be "NO."

Before I knew I was about to have this conversation, I was planning to write 3000 words of STAR CROSSED over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Now I guess I'm going to write 3000 words of STAR CROSSED and this revision. Also maybe cry a lot. I will let you know.

EDITED TO ADD: Convo with editor was so extremely awesome. Stomach no longer hurts. Thanks for listening.

How about you?

1. Who you are
2. What sort of book you're writing
3. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART, because this is a writing community: cheers and well wishes for the person who posted right above you
4. How many words you said you would write on day 1
5. How many words you actually wrote on day 1 (NO EXCUSES--you did or you didn't) and whether shame is at your house, watching reruns of Saved by the Bell and eating the marshmallows out of your Lucky Charms
6. How many words you're going to write on days 2, 3, and 4