It Has Come to This
I thought that title was pretty dramatic, and today has been a pretty low drama day – besides bathing my dog who has been itching himself like a crack addict with his medicated shampoo, and then being stopped in the street as I walked him by a lady looking for her lost dog. Also finding out that three of my favorite podcasts need dinero right now in order to last through 2014. Besides all that, it has not been a dramatic day.
But enough. Le’s talk words. Let’s count said words and see what we’ve got.
As of the beginning of last week I was at 25,858 words for my young adult, dark urban fantasy novel tentatively titled “Hunting Annabelle.” As of Sunday night, my word count was at…(drumroll) 31,939 words. This means I wrote 6,081 words last week! That’s almost the 7,000 words I was dreaming of writing every week. Yay!
So, in the spirit of trying to write 1,000 or more words a day, my wordcount for today is 33,558. This is 1,619 words written today. Jolly good, what?
Now, because I know it’s probably pretty boring just to hear word counts and not what the words are all about, I’m going to give a little, teensy hint. This story’s protagonist is a teenager with an eating disorder and an addiction. Three of her best friends have recently been in a disaster. One lost his leg while the other two are missing. Our heroine has to overcome her own issues to find and rescue her friends. The setting is modern-day Los Angeles, with a twist, since it’s fantasy and all.
So there you go, the sneak peak that was no peak at all.