50K

Quick Update!

on May 3, 2010

I said when I announced my hiatus that I’d chime in if there were any pertinent updates. Well, I think this is pertinent.

See that ticker over to the right? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I have passed the 50K mark! For most writers, this is not a big deal. For me, it’s huge. I’ve never gotten this far in any WIP before. Which is obvious since I’ve never finished a WIP, but I’m tired and fried so I’m pointing out the obvious.

Anyway, so I’m excited and moving along and now, I’m getting very close to THE scene. That’s right, The Sex Scene. This is the ONLY sex scene I have planned and it’s more than 250 pages in. That means this better be a damn good sex scene or readers are going to hate me. Rebel. Burn the book in effigy even.

So, I’m feeling the pressure. But I can do it. I know I can. And since this is the first draft, it doesn’t have to be perfect, right? Right. Thankfully, some great ideas for making it fun have been popping into my mind for the last few days. Sex scenes are always better when there’s some laughter involved. I think so anyway.

Okay, update done. I’m on schedule, feeling good, made it through the middle without sagging (at least not for long), and we are sailing into the home stretch, people. Stay with me, stay hydrated, and we’ll all make it out of this alive.