Hi. Yeah, so I said I was only going to update on Sunday. Well, I found some things to chat about on Wednesday, so here I be.
Work on Glow is going great. I wrote 1,745 words yesterday and just about finished chapter 9. I thought I was done with it, but then I decided to add one more little scene, which I’ll do this afternoon. I gotta say, this loose outline thing is pretty awesome. I just read the summary and write the chapter. Of course new things come up, but I’m finding that it’s not screwing up my outline too much. Hmm. Is there such thing as a paplotanster?
I finished one of the new essays for the essay book on Monday and will try to start another one today. Looks like I’m going to need more new essays than I thought because I’ve combined several of the older ones. That’s cool. They’re fun to write. I get way more writing done on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, so I’ve been saving Glow for those days and working on other stuff on MWF. I’ve been taking Sunday off and that’s nice.
I was chatting with another writer on Goodreads about how neither of us thought we were very good at writing reviews. Maybe I don’t try hard enough or I just want to write from a purely emotional standpoint for once? I don’t know. I suck at it. Our joke was that we wished we could write: Just read the damn book already.
And that book would be Tommy Nightmare by JL Bryan. I’m not quite done with it, but it’s even better than Jenny Pox (which is 99 cents right now) and I loved Jenny. These books get classified as YA (I’m guilty) but they aren’t really. The characters are older teens/early 20’s. Just read it. It’s good. I don’t lie about these things.