It is gloriously cool this morning. I don’t even think I shall mind cutting grass, it feels so nice outside.
It’s been a crazy, uber productive week on the writing front! Per the Magnificent Laurie McLean’s request, I wrote up a blurb and a SYNOPSIS for Red (sadly, I thought I’d get to skip that part since I totally bypassed the query process–not so). I think my brains might still be leaking out of my ears. So here’s the rundown of my word count the rest of the week. Sunday: 428, Monday: 767, Tuesday: 888, Wednesday: 1623, Thursday: 1008, Friday: 1100, and Saturday: 462 on the actual manuscript, plus the blurb (109) and Synopsis (1389). That is a whopping 7774 words this week! YEEHA! Deducting the synopsis and blurb, that’s nearly 900 words a DAY on my manuscript! At that rate it looks like I could do a goal adjustment, but I’m going to leave it at 500 words a day because that’s a level I can easily attain and then I get the psychological boost of gravy when I get more than that. Mmm, gravy.
On the G.I.T. front I am down 3 pounds! We have now officially passed the “Oh it’s probably just water weight” threshold and into actual LOSS. I am definitely starting to see a change in my body shape from the yoga (which I have not done since Thursday, bad me), with more muscle definition in areas where there previously was none and a general tightening of my body…kind of like a natural girdle. Things that have been jiggly are now not so jiggly. I still have a long way to go, but it makes me happy to actually SEE some progress.
I’ve been making some adjustments to Blindsight this morning. I keep getting these reviews to the tune of “loved the story, but I can’t find any information about more story for these two!” Considering that the very information they want is on both the last page of the file and on the story page here on the blog, I am inclined to think that they didn’t look very hard. So I have added a line right after the last line of the story to turn the page for more information and added a line to the description at Smashwords and Goodreads saying that Revelation will be out in the winter and to sign up for the author’s newsletter to be notified of release. Hopefully that will help.
I keep trying to think of other news from this week. Mostly there was a lot of cranky on my part over the house stuff, and there’s no reason to subject y’all to that. So I’ll tell you about what I’ve been watching lately.
This afternoon hubby and I are going to see Thor as our reward for house work, yard work and cleaning out the P-trap under the bathroom sink. We anticipate the latter might be a traumatic experience, so it totally earns a movie.
Saw I Am Number Four this week. I was mostly happy with it as a movie. They squished the events of the last third of the book into about a 24 hour period and totally didn’t SHOW any of the character change for bully Mark James, such that when he shows up and helps them at the very end, anybody who hasn’t read the book is gonna be like WTF? And they totally left out all the interesting backstory related to Bernie Kosar. But of course I’m me, so of COURSE I want the backstory on the dog. But mostly I enjoyed it, and I was happy to see that Diana Agron can totally play a different character such that I was not suddenly watching Quinn in an alien movie and expecting her to bust out into a musical number at any moment or have Rachel walk on screen for more Finn-related angst. And if you are not a fellow Gleek, then none of that will make any sense to you.
Last night we watched the series finale of Smallville. Apparently all Clark needed to get over his mental block to fly was to watch a lengthy, cheesy montage of all of his saves across the series. Seriously, Clark, Netflix could have helped you with that ages ago, buddy. There was a LOT of cheese in this finale and several places where the whole thing felt cobbled together. And somebody please tell me why Lois and Clark had to wait 7 more YEARS after their first attempt at a wedding to go through with it again? But whatever, the last five minutes was totally worth the rest of the 2 hours. Even if we DIDN’T REALLY get to see Tom Welling in spandex.