Well, I had critique group last night and it was my manuscript under the microscope. It wasn't too bad, really, and we had a lot of laughter and good food to go along with the critique so that made everything better.
This book I'm working on is the sequel to All Fall Down, so I assumed that everyone would remember the characters from that book, but it is clear to me now that I need to add a little backstory so this could be read stand-alone as well. And I also need to add some more layers of funny to the characters---to flesh them out a bit and match their personalities. I wish I was more funny so that humor came easily to me. I had a few moments in there that my critique group liked, so I just have to find some more of that. But I'm too tired from staying up until all hours of the night with my crit group to write anything like that today. When I'm tired everything seems funny and people look at me like I've lost my sanity because it's really not. So I'll wait a bit until I'm more rested. Haha!
But I am working hard this morning going over critique notes and adding words. It's going to be a productive day, I can feel it. I think it would be fun to do a sprint or something one of these weeks. Anyone up for that?
How was your count this week?