I was around 41k during the last Wednesday Weekly. I am now at 62,190 words for The Goddess of Vengeance Wore Pink Galoshes.
Yeah. So, it's been great, and I'm not trying to backtalk my muse or anything, but I could not write like this constantly. I am not complaining - it's exciting to watch the novel shape up quickly. But there were unplanned side effects. Like, trouble sleeping - I would find myself getting up after midnight because I had an idea I just had to write down. My alarm goes off at 5:30 for the gym, people. I am meant to go to bed at the same time as kindergartners.
I wrote for I think 7 or 8 hours a day each on Saturday and Sunday (as if it were my day job, strangely enough). Sunday night I wrote through dinner, and found myself really quite unwell - sort of woozy and hungover. Booya, me. I turned the simple act of typing on my laptop into some unhealthy and obsessive.
But the novel is coming together quickly, and I believe that it might not be crap. I'm never sure when I'm writing.
Lauren's quotable quote of the week: "Being a good person is much less demanding than being a good girl, as it turns out."
Let's talk books:
I finished two more novels this week: Normal Girl by Molly Jong-Fast was a surprisingly light and quick read about addiction (but the stylishly disgusting addictions of the rich, not the more pedestrian addictions of - oh, no. They look pretty much the same, as indicated in Jong-Fast's quick romp from sniffing cocaine off expensive suede boots through rehab).
And, in a completely different genre, Jack Absolute by C.C. Humphreys. This was some fantastic historical fiction - well-researched and never dull for a moment, as Jack Absolute fights for the British in the American Revolution, falls in love and duels with both lovesick lunatics and the Illuminati. If you like historical fiction or are just looking to read an excellent piece of work outside your genres - highly recommended.
Currently still in progress are Lev Grossman's The Magicians, which is amazing so far - a coming-of-age take off on fantasy, and Jessica Page Morrell's book on why writing is rejected, Thanks, But This Isn't for Us. More on this later.
In other news, work is terribly busy and I miss my cats. I fly back home on the 2nd... counting down the days!
Let's talk everything. How's everyone doing this week? Where are you with your various projects? Whatcha reading?