- I spent a lot of time on businessy stuff this week. My pre-order is all set up for To Get Me To You (that announcement is here), and I’ve got a sale starting on Forsaken By Shadow to run through the end of October. I had to do a bunch of updates to the site and set up various and sundry promotional things, so that all took up a fair bit of my time.
- That being said, I’ve still cranked out 7100 words on To Get Me To You this week. I need to keep or crank up that pace between now and the end of October, which is my self imposed deadline to finish and get this book to crit partners, so that I have ample time to finish revisions before the December 8th release.
- Several new residents showed up in Wishful this week. One of them popped up yesterday with a full novel in tow, so as I’ve been caffeinating this morning, I started a toolkit for that and am getting the details down.
- I’m pretty sure my brain has simply become the town of Wishful these days. And every character that pops into my head strolls through downtown and ponders whether or not they want to stay. Several characters from very old and poorly developed concepts have up and decided to move there. Which is great. It’s fine. I love having plenty of ideas. I’d just appreciate it if they’d slow down a bit and hold their horses until I’m finished with the book I’m currently working on!
- Mississippi State beat LSU last night. First time in fifteen years, and the most yards LSU has EVER given up since their current coach took over. Very proud of our Bulldogs!
- I’ve got sausage balls in the oven. My girlfriends and I are having an Outlander wedding party tonight. Double feature with last week’s episode and last night’s. I’m taking a couple bottles of prosecco to toast with, and one of my friends made Claire and Jamie a wedding cake. Because, yeah, we’re THOSE FANS. It should be a lot of fun!
- There’s probably other news, but I’ve been up since way too early this morning, and need more tea.
7100 words is really crankin’. Be careful Wishful doesn’t end up like New York City with ten million residents. (I read the Chicago White Pages once. No plot, but a hell of a cast.)
That shouldn’t be a problem. However, it may be that the majority of the 5,000 residents decide they have a story worth telling…
Congrats on the 7100 words. Sounds like a great week.
I have not watched Outlander, but I do the weekly gathering on Saturday nights for Doctor Who. This week was TARDIS cookies :-). So, i toast to your Outlander Nights! Good Stuffs!!
Congratulations on all the goals and the fun things too,like the Outlander party. I do hear what you’re saying about characters wandering into your town and wanting to stay. They do that to me all the time, and then they sit there looking at me with sad puppy-dog faces, saying “you will write my story too, won’t you?” Drives me nuts.
Wow, 7100 words! You’re really going strong.
I agree with Lauralynn . . . 7,100 words is super fantastic. I also love the way you speak about Wishful . . . so cool! All the best, Kait. Thanks for overseeing ROW80. Thanks too for inspiring us to keep writing. (That 7,100 words inspires me, I tell ya.) 😀