On the menu today -- Crow with a side order of I told you so.
Well, good morning. Sorry I'm late with this post but Monster Baby is home sick from school today. I knew it wouldn't be long but I was hoping it would be longer than 5 days. Poor kid. I just don't know what to do anymore. We've been to specialists and doctors and we even switched milk, but still, we don't know what her problem is. No one has any answers, least of all me. Rest assured, she'll be fine but I feel bad. Her life has not turned out the way I wanted it to be.
Thanks for stopping by to read my excerpt. I'm sorry I scared so many of you. It wasn't my intention. I know heart attacks are frightening, I just didn't realize so many of you connected on so many different levels.
I don't know if I mentioned it or not, (which I probably have a 1000 times) I clean to get over my slump, snag, writer's block. Last weekend, I went crazy. I moved furniture, washed walls, vacuumed, repotted all my plants, washed curtains and bed spreads...the list goes on. What did it do for me? Gave me a wicked clean house. I also moved past my slump but not enough to really fulfill my fondest wish, which was to finish the damn novel.
I had a scene I wanted to keep but it wasn't working. I didn't want to take it out because it was brilliant (if I do say so myself). I realized my mistake on Wednesday that I can put it right at the very end of the book and that will raise the stakes on the tension I've created between Pete and Genna. Oh the angst!
So, I wrote something else, something that will, hopefully, keep the reader reading until the very end and accomplished something - 3500 more words. Yay me. I'm praying, hoping, wanting to finish this by the end of next week, but we'll see. I think I can do it, if nothing else rocks my crazy world.
Congratulations to VR Barkowski who snagged an agent. And belated Congrats to Roni at Fiction Groupie for snagging her agent. Someday my friends that goal will become realized for all of us. (I have nothing, if not faith.)
Next week will be the last posting of excerpts from my book. I may or may not also share my query with you. I've also tried to come up with another title as I'm not that thrilled with REMEMBERING YOU anymore. It seems kind of schmaltzy to me.
Anyway, have a great weekend. Try and get some writing done.
PS - Is Blogger being a really really bad boy or what? I've tried 3 times to post this.