Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Word Count Wednesday & The Notes Are Coming In

I finally feel like I'm back in the land of the living!  And I looked at my manuscript today.  Thankfully, during my son's hospital stay and the chaos that ensued, my book was with some beta readers and my critique group.  I've gotten two sets of notes back so far and today I opened them.  As usual, it was dripping in red highlights, but I am so glad my people catch things.  One part really made me laugh because I had a detective talking to his partner about the situation and my critique partner pointed out that, you know, they are detectives and could actually do something besides talk about the situation.  She was right.  Detectives could detect.

The other set of notes that came back were from my friend who is a district attorney and keeps me on the straight and narrow with procedures, crime scene stuff, etc.  She is an amazing person to have on my team and always gives me great tips on keeping things real.

Getting these notes back really make me want to dig in on my manuscript again, so I think I will.  I have a bit of time with most of my kids in school now and my fingers are itching to type.  Of course this is my roundabout way of confessing that my word count this week was again zero, but I'm hoping to change that starting today.

How did you do this week?

(Also, if you can sprint tonight, let me know in the comment section. I don't want to sprint alone anymore because it's not any fun.)

3 comments:

Debra Erfert said...

I'm glad you're excited about your latest book. That's the way it should be, right?

I only got in 1,578 words this week, but that's for a total of 8,083 words on my new WIP. Already 1/10 done. Yay!

Rebecca H. Jamison said...

Glad you're getting back to normal. I'm doing better lately. I've been writing in the mornings before the kids get up. It's working for me. No idea about the word count. It might even be negative--lots of editing.

Jon Spell said...

I'm going to try to sprint with you tonight. I have my next scene ready and I've thought a bit about it already. I think it's ready for some words to build it up.

Just got back from vacation (sort of) and raring to go! If anyone wants me to do critiquing and badgering, I have some bandwidth for that, too. (I could try to go easy on the badgering, if it helps.)

P.S. Enjoying Rob Wells's Going Dark novella at the moment. Very exciting!