The Goddess of Vengeance Wore Pink Galoshes...12,685 words.
The Goddess of Vengeance Wore Pink Galoshes...27,755 words.
For a grand total of 15,070 new words this week.
Um, miracles much?
I also read. A lot. I'm not allowed to bring a computer to my job for security reasons, but I also don't have a whole lot to do most of the time. It's a weird job for this week and half of next, but I'm not complaining, as I'm being reasonably well-paid to keep an eye on things, take some notes and read novels!
So, this week's reads:
Some serious love for some of the books I read this week - Katherine Centers' Get Lucky: A Novel, Lesley Kagan's Land of a Hundred Wonders, Sarah Dessen's Lock and Key and Maureen Johnson's Devilish were all impossible to put down. Which explains why I read while I was at work, then read during my lunch break, then came back to my hotel and read on the treadmill. Yes, you can do that if you're a very dedicated bookworm concerned about your jean size as I am - not running, but putting the treadmill at something like a 10-12% incline and walking at 3-3.5 MPH will burn a lot of calories while you read. I'm trying to be a fit geek, here. So far this year, I've read 59 books - not bad for a girl with a day job!
Hopefully, I'll get some reviews up later this week, because I have to gush about some of my faves. :)
I feel good this week. I love writing. I love my story. I love books - love to escape into someone else's world like I'd almost forgotten, as a grown-up who no longer usually gets to read multiple books in one day. I'm driving to work and back in my red Chevy Cobalt rental, rocking out to the Glee soundtrack (three CD's worth) and feeling just on top of the world for no good reason. I'm not even yelling at other drivers, even the guy who braked suddenly and caused me to brake and send my Arby's curly fries flying on to the floor, which caused me to wonder who was sneaking Xanax into my yogurt. But no. I'm pretty sure it's just the magic of the written word. (Also, I've become 200% cheesier than I was before, which is quite a feat).
Writing is full of ups and downs, and I know this won't last. But I'm going to enjoy it while it does.
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