It's that time of week... already. Is it me, or are the days just flapping their taunting little wings past us?
Wednesday's weekly update!
The Writing Side...
Shards of Glass.... 82,226 words. It's hard to tell what my actual word count was, since I was deleting some scenes and re-writing as well as adding in a new scene or too. But yeah, I think Shards is done. Again. I'm letting it rest before I start red-penning it to fix my POV switches and "kill my darlings", as they say.
Even though I need to finish this process before I submit Shards to agent, I drafted my query letter so that I can work that into perfection by the time my novel is ready to ship, if requested.
I did some work on Bodie's Men... 203 words. What? My focus was on Shards. I'm struggling with Bodie's Men, too, because I know too much about what I'm trying to write, which is as challenging in its own way as knowing too little. Yeah. That's a blog post of its own.
And I got a rejection back from Hunger Mountain for my SS, "Bookworm". But it doesn't hurt my feelings. Hmph.
The Reading Side...
I loved Lady Vernon and Her Daughter by the Rubino mother-daughter team. It's an adaptation of Austen's epistolary piece, Lady Susan. The tone was perfect, the characters sympathetic, the plot believable. If you're an Austen fan, I think this book is a safe bet.
P.S. I think I like it better than the original. Sorry, Jane.
And I read The Lightning Thief, the first in the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. I enjoyed this. It's not quite my style, perhaps because I don't read many MG type books anymore, but I thought it was definitely well-written and entertaining MG stuff.
So... how'd your week go?