Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Word Count Wednesday

Okay I am jumping up and down with excitement this week.  But first . . . remember when I had the first page of All Fall Down critiqued on First Page Friday?  Angela Eschler, one of our amazing editors for First Page Friday, has a new feature on her blog where she has the original submission, her critique, then the changes that were made. I also offered my thoughts on how the critiqued helped me.  You can see it all here  Great stuff, my friends.

I also got another review of Ashes Ashes today.  The reviewer from Books are Sanity said she was on the edge of her proverbial chair throughout the book.  You can read the whole thing here

But today, I am happy to share that I got almost 8000 words on my manuscript this week.  I know, right?! Something for me to cheer for sure. I am getting so close to being done with this draft and that excites me. I've also been editing the first half of my book that's coming out on October 1st, and that half will be going to my critique group tomorrow.  *bites nails*  I'm excited/terrified for them to read it.

How did you do this week?  And will you be joining us at the sprint tonight at 8 p.m. MST?  (We'd love to see you back here sprinting with us!  Just do it. You won't be sorry.)


Rebecca H. Jamison said...

Congrats on the review and the 8000 words. I have no idea what my word count was, but it was about 10 pages. Yay! I am in the middle of marketing and blog tour stuff. You really have to be a jack of all trades with this author business. I feel like I need to be a little bit of a designer, a presenter, a fashion model, and a crafter.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

I know! Trying to write another book while marketing the one that came before is definitely a delicate balancing act. Tell me again what your title is? I'm always excited to hear about new books.

Debra Erfert said...

Yay on the word count, Julie. You're slammin' though this book. I won't be able to join you on this evening's sprint. I'm prepping for my kids to come on Friday, with our grandchild! Her blessing is this Sunday--in our ward. So happy! I gotta get working on getting my house in order.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Debra, I will miss you! What if I'm here all alone? *sniff* But I understand. Family first. Maybe next week. :)

Rebecca H. Jamison said...


My book is Emma: A Latter-day Tale. One of these days, I'd like to sprint with you guys.