Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Back With the Living

So I'm back with the living! So sorry I've been absent from the ether this week. I missed all of you, but I'm finally turning the corner on this terrible summer flu and I can't wait to see what you all have been up to.

I am almost at the 60 K mark in my first draft of Whispers on Shadow Bay and I've finished revising the 2nd draft of my plot blocks. I'm still iffy on the actual location of the final scene, but that's not due for a bit.  Its during this point that I start to imagine what the cover might look like and the font...I think its my brain's attempt to cajole me into finishing on time.

I have a July 30th deadline for this book. I mean to finish it before the school year begins and all kinds of craziness ensues on my home.  This will give the Beta Readers time to go over it. I may have to sweeten the pot with doughnuts to get them done in time.

On the bright side, I am feeling well enough to drink coffee again -- my brain fuel -- so things should start cracking soon on the WIP again. 

I'm putting together a list of Blogfests on my sidebar so if you know of any, let me know.

I'm off to read your posts now...mwah!

Photograph by Moggs Oceanlane


Anonymous said...

Hooray for getting to 60k! Good luck finishing by your deadline. Drinking coffee again is definitely a bright side. Yummm. ;)

Carol Riggs said...

Ugh, summer flu. Hope you continue to get better. Congrats on reaching 60K, and finishing your revision! Go, you! It'll be nice when you get back to the WIP. ;o)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you're feeling better. And July 30 is like two weeks away! I'd be in panic mode right now.

Amy said...

Congrats on the wordcount and glad your feeling better!

Love the zombie picture! :)

Libby said...

Welcome back and glad you're feeling better! Coming back to coffee always feel nice, though I claim I'll quit it every time I'm sick.

Ciara said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better. Oh, I just had a friend as me if I knew of any blog hops. I'll go let her know you are listing them here. :)

Trisha said...

You can look at my "blogfests" tab for any I have found that you haven't. I think there's at least one on there. Now I HAVE to check out that "Blogfest, I hate you" one...hehe

li said...

WElcome back :) Once the coffee starts flowing, things are on the up and up.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Madeline - I agree, coffee helps.

Carol - Yes, I'm diving in as we speak.

Alex - Thanks for punching my panic button! 0_0

Amy - I love the zombie walk. My brother goes every year.

Libby - Never giving it up. Love it.

Ciara - Will do, thank you!

Trisha - I'll stop by, thanks.

Li - I agree.