Friday, October 14, 2011

Progress Friday

Hey peeps

It's already Friday afternoon! Where did this week go??? I've got only one hyena at home today, and he's been bribed into submission with the prospect of watching the DVD of his choice this afternoon (and knowing him, I'll bet it'll be Godzilla or some other icky stuff!). Not out of the woods, I assure you!

So, yeah, where did te past week go, people? I blinked and it was Monday (weekend over!) and next time I fluttered my eyelashes again, five days have gone. And thank goodness I don't need to say that I got nothing done. I'm chugging along with the first draft of Before The Morning, and despite a setback yesterday of my husband behaving like a typical bloke and getting on my nerves, I managed to clock down some work.

Total for this week = 7,803 words (not there yet, but not bad either. *other sigh*)
Which brings me at a WIP total word count of 63.7K, at 91% completion. But like I might've mentioned before, the story looks like it'll go beyond 70K in all.
I saw the remaining parts of the book unfold in my head like in a total brainwave over the past few days and I know I'm not close close to done yet with it. So hopefully next week I'll get to that and actually finish this thing.

Good thing I did plan for contingencies (and my editor is really patient and understanding!) - my plan was to have the ms finished, beta-ed, revised, and polished by mid-October. Still on target somewhat, but will need to crack the whip again next week.

In the meantime, there's a weekend to savour. I finally get a chance to sink my teeth into Only His, the latest from Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold series, and my idea of chocolate-bliss-in-book-form.

Not much else planned on my end - what are ye all up to?

And speaking of what we're up to, don't forget to check out what my bestie, author Angela Guillaume, has been doing this past week.

From Mauritius with love,



Jessica E. Subject said...

Congrats on the brainwave. Those are always fun near the end of a story. :) I'm hoping to get another chapter done of my story. But if my DH gets my bookshelf up, I may be preoccupied with that.

Have a great weekend! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Jessica! Next to writing and completing a story, I would say that stocking up bookshelves would be 'the' thing to do. :)

Have a lovely weekend, girlie! xoxo

Guilie Castillo said...

Hey, congratulations! Glad to hear you're moving along with your new WIP :) Yeah... The "typical bloke" thing sounds familiar -- grin and bear it, friend. Or--even better--write about it!

Have a lovely weekend, Zee!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a ton for stating your opinions. Being a writer, I am always in need of unique and different solutions to think about a topic. I actually uncover fantastic creativity in doing this. Many thanks

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Guilie - I have patterned heroes on my husband, but sorely tempted to put an antagonist or two with his 'typical bloke' traits out there in a story. :)

Thanks for the support - I'm moving along rather nicely, managed to even write a bit yesterday. Hoping to put down some more words today.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend too, girl! Have fun & enjoy yourself (and hope you're fully recovered from the bad cold episode)


Zee Monodee said...


I just saw your comment. Thanks for dropping by and commenting, and glad if I manage to help another writer in any way. :)