Tuesday, May 05, 2009


I've stopped hating my second book.

I don't know how it happened exactly. Probably because I stopped writing for three days and cursed and cried a lot and was angry and sullen with my spouse.

Then? I don't know. I opened up the file and changed a really bad swear to: something that is followed immediately by "and the horse you rode in on".

And that? Made me laugh.

So I'm up to 16,358 words now.

It's going well.


Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Very, very good.

Can't wait to read it!

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

I think it's pretty normal to alternate between hate, love, and ambivalence towards your work in progress, but you had plenty of good reasons to hate it and I'm glad you're finding the love.

Patience said...

You're counting the words?!??


Mark Aubrey said...
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Angie said...

I think you're wonderful. And, if I type that 16,354 more times, I'll have caught up with you! :)

Bethany said...

Ah, yes, the horse you rode in on. As many times as I say that I should have a water trough out front for my husband's trust steed.