I was inspired by a tweet – sorry, I’ve lost the link now, bad me – to create something visual to inspire me into next year. I think I’ve strong armed some of my writer friends into doing it too, lol Anyway, here’s my effort:
There was major squeeage in our house last night – mainly to do with this trailer <–Massive Master fans what can we say? *grin*
Liquid Silver Books offered me a contract on Saturday *squeee* It’s my first novel length sf romance 😀
This is the blurb:
Frozen for decades on an abandoned asteroid, Katya Ortaega thaws and collapses at the feet of the most deliciously sinful man she has ever seen… she thinks.
Katya’s problem is her memory–she hasn’t got one. Her mind is blank. And now she’s stuck on a drilling platform with James Kinsare, a man who has her skin tingling and sometimes not in a good way. James is not who he appears to be and she can’t trust him… even as she finds him far too attractive.
All too soon, her past rears in the form of a man intent on killing both of them and now they have to work together to stay alive. However, Katya’s memories begin to resurface. And James Kinsare, the man who’s kept her alive against all the odds, the man who’s thawing her frozen heart, he might prove to be the biggest threat of all.
…and am I ready? Probably not.
I have a list of six wips that I’d like to make a dent in, though I haven’t got the final 3k from Lost Gods that I wanted to get this week. It’s tougher to plug in the extra wordage than I thought… 😉
I got 850 (Sven 3’s minimum this time around) written by midnight on it though, so it stands at 47002. It was a bit of relief as we had a plasterer for 5.5 hours fixing the bodgy mess the engineer had made installing the french windows. Then we had to go shopping, sort the hobbits out, eat, shout at CSI:NY a lot and try to write over The Ent’s snores.
So today’s plan is to make a bit more of a dent in Lost Gods and plan out what I have to write for the contemporary I want to finish, Golden Cupid. And that’s the working title, honest, hehe
To help me, I think I need a little…prodding…
I have a cold. A nasty, stinky head cold that won’t shift and gave me nightmares about drowning *blech*
Anyway, I have been writing. I was naughty and started my Nocturne Bite wip – Awakening. It’s at 1468 and I’ll probaby work on the plot today. And Lost Gods just hit 40 000 words as of a few minutes ago. So I finally get to post me another reward icon. Yay
And Michelle Hasker has to write up a storm to get her reward icon posted. Hint. Hint…
Sweat with Sven ends today and my official count when I signed in this morning was…
I know I wouldn’t have written that much in a normal, unSven 3 month period so it definitely worked for me. I now know I can write abut 750-1000 come rain or shine (well crappy kidney did stop play for awhile 😉 ) and I’m addicted to watching that word count increase day by day. I have 2 excel spreadsheets dedicated to it.
They’ll start talk of a new Sven in February. I am so there!
Samwise was in nursery this morning and Frodo is back tomorrow. Yay. Hopefully I can get back to the writing schedule that saw me through November. I’ve been trying to write about 1000 words a day… and I’ve managed that so far since Thursday – though Saturday didn’t really happen as we were in Nottingham.
So while the hobbits fight over Thunderbird 2 (they can fight over anything *sigh*) I get to update my blog. Lost Gods hit the 10 000 word mark this morning. I still have more to write as it’s only about 500 words of my total, but I need the incentive. So, I ‘ve given myself a reward.
The Master is not quite so loose with his favours as the Colonel… 😉
December was mostly a wash out. I probably got about 10000 words during the whole month.
So I made my resolution today to try to get back into my Sven routine. Fracture – which I’m going to read through right now – is a bit of a nightmare. I’ve got to about 16k on Chosen. But at the minute I’ve been inspired to tackle Lost Gods again.
I just hit 5104 words on that… So, I’m reinstigating my reward system *grin* The Colonel will be sharing the system with someone else in 2008… The Master.