Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I Did It!

RE: my post from yesterday that I was kvetching I didn't want to write the scene I needed to write because I didn't want to get all upset. Well, I didn't cry but boy howdy did I find a twist that NOBODY saw coming! Not even me!

I am very proud of myself because I think it's the perfect PERFECT climactic ending for the first act. Of course this also leaves me in the lurch as to how to start the second act but I think I know how. I think. I'll have to ruminate on it some more. But the first act is done. 17,383 words. TA DA!

I'll be building the fence for the rest of the week, it's supposed to be in the high 80's here, yeah can you believe it, and I'm opening the pool tomorrow so come on by, bathing suits are required, unfortunately I live in a neighborhood rampant with rednecks. I don't need any of my friends getting carried off into the woods.

So don't forget, stop by tomorrow to read the last scene from Act 1 from REMEMBERING YOU. It'll only be up for two days.

Oh, and Roni, from Fiction Groupie is going to post the first 750 words of REMEMBERING YOU and do a critique on it Thursday as well. So swing by there for those of you who missed the opening.

Oh, and Christine Danek from Christine's Journey has reached 100 followers, Yay, so she's having a contest! Go check it out.

Happy Hump Day!!!

20 comments:

Summer said...

Awesome! Look forward to reading it here and on Fiction Groupie!

Temperature is rising here too! Time to break out the sunscreen for my pasty Irish skin.

Christine Danek said...

Thanks for the shout out! I can't wait to read it. I will be on the Beta Club tomorrow.
Congrats on your twist. :)

Lola Sharp said...

Woot!! I'm so excited for you!
I can't wait to read it, to check out that twist!!

Happy Humpday, Girlfriend.
Lola

Crystal Cook said...

Oooh a twist!!! Exciting, I'll come read it for sure!

And rednecks, hee hee. That's just too funny :)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Fantastic!! I knew you could do it! Can't wait to read your snippet on Thursday at Fiction Groupie. Good luck with your fence. Wear sunscreen :))

((hugs)) Nicole

Lady Glamis said...

Awesome and congrats! Can't wait to read that scene. :)

Elana Johnson said...

That's great news! I love it when something comes together like that. And I'm so jealous you did it in 17K words. I'm at 21K and still trying to tie up the first act. I'm so long-winded. Le sigh.

Julie Dao said...

Great!! I am looking forward to reading the excerpt :) Congrats on figuring the story out. Love it when that happens!

E. Elle said...

Yea! I'm so glad you managed to write it. And good luck with your critique tomorrow!

Portia said...

Congrats on making it through a tough scene! I always love it when something unexpected pops up ...

B. Miller said...

Nice!! Congrats on the plot development, my friend! I love when the muse comes out of nowhere and dumps a twist on you that you never saw coming. Just think - if it was this much of a surprise to you, what'll your reader think? Yay!

Cynthia Reese said...

Don't you just LOVE it when it happens that way??? This is great news, and I'm delighted that you cleared that obstacle! Keep up the good work!

(Oh, and btw, when you get finished with YOUR fence project, I could use someone handy with some post hole diggers around here ... not interested? Sure? Awww, shucks. :-))

Falen said...

go you!
And i get so excited when the beta crit group in Roni's blog is someone i know.

Matthew Rush said...

Hi Anne, congratulations on reaching that point in your WIP. It's always nice to reach a milestone.

I can't remember how I found your blog but I have become a follower. Feel free to do the same for me.

I'll have to check out Fiction Groupie, that sounds pretty cool.

Talli Roland said...

That's brilliant! Yay for you! Good luck with the upcoming critique.

sarahjayne smythe said...

Very cool. Congrats and I am so happy for you. :) Can't wait to read tomorrow's excerpt.

Piedmont Writer said...

Thank you everyone for your continued support. I'm really excited to hear what you all think of my "twist".

I'm sorry I couldn't answer you all individually like I usually do but I was working in the yard until around 6:30 and quite fankly I'm beat. I'll see you tomorrow.

Wendy aka Quillfeather. said...

I can feel your delight simply bubbling through my computer screen!

Congrats. Well done, you :)

Elaine AM Smith said...

Happy Day!
I'll look out for your work when it gets posted.
You kicked some writing butt!

Shelley Sly said...

Congratulations! I never doubted you for a second, so I knew a happy post like this was coming. ;)