4-5-15 Sunday Word Count

standing mia and football
Fosterdog Mia and the love of her life – her football.

I’m still on the road and missing everyone.  This has been a very good writing week so let’s get right to it.

How to Sex Your Snake, June Nash 1:
Genre – Mystery
New this week – 4143 words
Total Count – 21,156 words
Release date: Late Spring 2015 – still on track

Goals from last week: Finish ch 8. I did. Yay. Get a good first draft of 9. I did. Sort of. There are bits and pieces towards the end but all in all, it’s a good first draft. Write a blog post that had nothing to do with running or writing. I wrote about music I listen to while I run. So again, I sorta hit that mark.  Chs 7 and 8 went to my editor.  I sent some more notes to my cover artist. I hope I’m not scaring him off.

Most of my work this week was new stuff. When I finished my rough of 9, I dragged out my outline and wrote up the beats for chs 10-13.  I plotted out the rest of the book, as I was falling asleep the other night and it came out to 17 chapters but we’ll see.  It could be more. It could be less. The book is done when the story is played out.

I went to see Furious 7 for a break. It was okay. There were a couple of my God are they going to do what I think they’re going to do moments, Kurt Russel was a lovely surprise and the ending was sad. If you follow the franchise, go see it. If not, you shouldn’t feel lost. I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the Avengers film next month.

Goals for next week: finish ch 9 and 10 and get a good first draft of 11. The book is about 2/3rd done now so it’s all downhill from here.  Have a good week.

Write on,


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Melissa Banczak has lived all over the country, thanks to her now-retired military spouse. She currently resides in Florida, where she’s a reasonable driving distance to roller coasters in the Orlando area. An unexpected encounter with her daughter’s nine foot boa, Strawberry Margarita, led to the idea for the first book in her June Nash Misadventure series. When she’s not writing, she and her husband run. Slowly. She accidentally completed her first marathon in 2017, when she didn’t hear her husband ask if she’d like to stop at 13.1. She would have. You can contact her at MelissaBanczak.com

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