11-2-15 Word Count

fosterdog mia in her new sweater

Fosterdog Mia, sitting on a rug that needs vaccuminig, while wearing her new sweater.

Had enough of Lisabeth Salander for the moment and I took Girl with the something or other back to the library. I think I’m on page 290. Ish. It’s written down. Somewhere. Reading this book has felt like the girl with the everyday mostly uninteresting life. Do I really need to know what she and her cohort Mick do every day? Especially when it has what feels like nothing to do with the main story? If there is one. While I liked the part with the math, why were those first 150 or so pages included? If you tell me via the blurb on the back of the book that I’m about to dive into a double murder mystery and then you don’t even have that happen until almost page 300, I’m gonna be unhappy with you. If, in December, when I’ve got some free time, and if I wonder, hey, whatever happen to that Girl with the something or other, I’ll swing back up to Crandon library. Until then, I’ve got a half a dozen ebook samples I’m going to look through to try and figure out what I need to read next.

On to the word count.

I spent the last two weeks in high gear trying to knock out the rest of the rewrites before Halloween. Like I keep telling my husband. I’m close. Oh, so close.

How to Sex Your Snake

Genre – Mystery
New this week – 5460 words
Total Count – 44,547 words
Release date:  Pre-orders Dec 10

Gonna leave the release date as is for the moment. There’s still a chance that it will all come together.

Goals from last week: 8 chapters of rewrites. I got about half of that done. I’m back at it in the morning.

Goals for next week: did you see that I wrote week and not time? To keep on track, I have to finish and get this off to my editor. I’m also doing Nanowrimo this year. My 50k words will be a very detailed outline for my next June Nash book. Today (or rather yesterday, I’m writing this on the 1st to upload on the 2nd. Ain’t technology grand) I’ve written a whole 340 words for namo. Pretty amazing, huh? Actually, not bad since I’m not feeling well. I woke up dizzy this morning. Something that just happens. Doesn’t seem to be caused by anything. I just wake up dizzy and write off the day as lost. I’ve been planted on the couch, watching football and I’ll move to the bedroom, shortly, to watch more football. The one bright spot today, was a quick video chat with one of my favorite friends, James.

So, if you missed it in there, cause I kinda did, goals for next week: finish the damn book. Send it to my editor. Have 15,003 words on my namo book completed. Now, I’m gonna get set up for the packers game. Go pack!

Write on,

Melissa

About melissabanczak

I'm cold. Always. I'm currently on the Treasure Coast of sunny Florida and I'm still freezing. Happily, I'm driving distance to rollar coasters in the Orlando area, so that makes up for any shivers. When I'm not writing, my husband and I run half marathons. Slowly. My first novel, How to Sex Your Snake, is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes.
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