This sounds like a post about planning to get laid and then having it backfire, doesn’t it? Or, is that just my perverted take on it? Well, it’s not. If I plan to get laid, I get laid, dammit.
Last month, I decided to whip out 20,000 words for a sub call about witches for Total-E-bound. They are planning their Halloween releases, and it sounded right up my alley. Of course, in true Kimber fashion, I over-shot on my plot. I sent my psuedo-novella to Lefty—-my wing-woman, my sounding board, my editor, and BFF—-who, in true Lefty fashion, asked me where the hell the rest of my story was and made fun off my bitchy heroine and typos.
Well, the upper word limit was 20K and that’s where I stopped. There was no “rest of.” But Lefty confirmed my fears. I knew while I was writing it that I had a ton going on and the page-space was running out under my fingers. I rushed some things and left way too many questions unanswered. So, “Spelling Trouble” goes back to the drawing board. I have a nice first 1/3 of a novel. 😛
Thankfully, Lefty is not only brutally honest, she’s also a wicked-awesome-plot-bunny-wrassler-extraordinaire. If the science ever permits it, I’d like to have her head sewn on my shoulders so we can combine our evil forces and take over the world.
Lefty, the hubs and I saw a commercial for “I Killed My BFF” last night, and I knew in a heartbeat that you are the one I would kill if I was on that show. I love you, man!
- Spring Break – The Best Laid Plans… (writingishardwork.com)
- “What, I’m open minded!” (magdalenehart.wordpress.com)
- In the beginning…. (jayleighhart.wordpress.com)
- Life As The Witch – Are You A Kitchen Witch? (witchesofthecraft.com)
March 19th, 2013 at 9:52 am
OMG! I know just what you are talking about. While reading I was nodding my head, saying “Yep, I know just what she means.” LOL
March 19th, 2013 at 2:14 pm
Someday, I hope to be better at forecasting finished length based on my outline. Oh, well! 🙂
March 19th, 2013 at 7:49 pm
Lol, you mean it’s possible to figure out how long the darn thing is before you finish it? *Scratches head as Knight soars past 80,000* Teach me, sensei! 😛
And I saw you snatching up prompts on Goodreads. Naughty girl.
March 20th, 2013 at 10:38 am
I couldn’t help it. And now I have so much research to do (looking at pics of hot male gymnasts). Sigh. It’s a tough life. 🙂 Finish that damn book, already, will ya?! Haven’t those boys waited long enough for their HEA?
March 20th, 2013 at 5:23 pm
*headdesk* If Ross wasn’t such a diva, it would have been finished about 40,000 words ago.
It’s no fair. You get to look at hot gymnasts. Me, I get to research domestic violence, guns and statutes of limitations. There’s no justice, I tell ya.
March 20th, 2013 at 8:39 pm
Love you back! (And if you decide not to kill me, we can still totally pull off the Brooklyn thing. I’ve been working out the details -insert maniacal laughter-)
March 20th, 2013 at 9:43 pm
Don’t tempt me. 😉