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1st Draft is Done!!!

Okay apart from  missing chapter 9 (I can’t wrap my head around whether or not to include it or skip it!).  Right now it’s about 77,000 words, and there are some bits I know I need to flesh out more so I should hit 80K easy even without the chapter 9 if I decide to leave it out.  So, now it’s revision time, but some of the pressure is off so that will hopefully leave me some more time for fun writing as I’ve been really behind on my True Blood fanfic  (it’s been about 2.5 weeks since I updated, I think that’s a new record for me) and I am dying to start another Vampire Diaries fanfic (I seriously have about 6 different ideas spinning around in my head).  Only when I was taking a shower today inspiration hit for another book idea… so we’ll see what happens.  :D

Work has been crazy busy lately and all of my writing has taken a hit because of it as I’ve been more braindead when I get home and less productive, but it’s a huge weight off to have the 1st draft done of The Touch and find that it came out alright. 

Vacation is coming up all next week and we’ll see if I end up taking a vacation from writing too or if I let myself do some fun writing as relaxation… we’ll see.  I just got the new Sookie Stackhouse book to read too so I’m looking forward to delving into that.

Sorry I haven’t updated the Vampire Diaries recap but I just haven’t had the time and based on web traffic I’m not convinced too many people were really following it anyway, so it became lower on the priority list of what to work on.  I’ve got all the eps on Tivo, so if I get the time I could still write them out, but right now I’m not making any promises. 

Well off to start the first of many rewrites before Justified is on tonight!  10pm on FX, don’t forget to watch!

Crash and Burn


Into Every Life A Little Rain Must Fall

It happens to the best of us but I’ve had a pretty serious derailment for the new book over the past couple of weeks.  As I was writing, I had a realization that it was really splitting apart into two books; the story of my MC coming home and dealing with past issues with his family and friends and the ghost hunting storyline.  So, I’ve stopped the writing and I’m planning on pulling them apart into two separate books.  I haven’t made a whole lot of progress in this respect because I’ve been going through some health issues and diagnostics for that.  The good news is I don’t have a brain tumor or stroke, but the bad news is, the search continues to figure out what’s going on with me. 

As such, I’ve been taking it easy, not really pushing myself as much as I might normally do with my writing and I’ve just got the one True Blood fanfic going at the moment as well as the Vampire Diaries recap.  Hopefully I’ll get some answers soon and I can focus on getting better and moving forward again.  I really am looking forward to working on the next Vampire Diaries fic, but for the moment that’s on hold.

In other news, I saw I am Number Four last weekend and it was better than I thought it would be.  The main kid wasn’t as annoying as the commercials would have us believe and there was a lot more Timothy Olyphant in it than I was expecting which makes it Olyphantastic!

Oh and don’t forget, Justified is on tonight 10pm on FX!

Justified Season 2 – Back on Tonight!

FebNoWriMo – So far so good!  Just over 15,400 words and going strong.  I decided to adjust my daily quota and I’ve been much happier for it.  While I can easily come up with 3000 words per day, I’m not happy pushing them ALL for the book when I have so many other writing projects.  So, I dropped it to 1500 per day which should get me about 40k words in Feb and I’ll finish up in March.  I won’t have  the book done for two months instead of one, but who cares?  It’s still faster than a lot of people write and much better for my peace of mind. 

In other news, Justified Season 2 is back on tonight!  Wednesdays 10pm on FX, this is my new favorite show! (Sorry Castle, you are awesome too, just in a different way) Check it out if you haven’t had a chance to, Timothy Olyphant is fantastic as Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens.  The writing is tight, the acting spot on, the accents with just enough twang to be believable without being overdone.  I can’t say enough good things about this show!  And I hope to get into some Justified fanfic at some point when I have time to breathe.