First of all writing update!!
I'm kind of in love with my first few chapters right now (which I'm scared to admit because the FNC is periodically ripping them apart, stomping my heart on the ground over sentences and some of the MC's actions-all at my request). But anyway -whatever, no one else might understand but we are in love. We've been spending all of our days together and our nights. We snuggle, we print, we save, we erase and rewrite, we listen to our playlist together and discuss which song is our favorite at the moment. PS. I've listened to that playlist so many times now...I may not be able to much longer. And as a dancer, I have a very HIGH tolerance for hearing the same song over and over and over again. But alas it is finally, finally perfect and fits sooo well it makes me ridiculously happy. But I really need to finish this revision soon-not only because I gave myself a December deadline but because sooooo many crappy things happen to my MC and it's sort of exhausting me right now.
And just for pure interest I thought I'd post a total page count and word count for the whole shebang because I've been doing some more random revisions in random places when I feel tired of a section.
When I finished writing, my epic WIP closed in at 22 chapters, 489 pages and 138, 217 words
Today my WIP has 22 chapters (though I think it may possibly become 23), 490 pages and 145, 143 words. I swear I am deleting words like crazy, so I don't know what's happening, but I'm working on it.
But anyway, remember when I bought a printer? Well it was time for me to get new ink. So I went back to the store and guess what? Helpful Salesman was there and he remembered me! Crazy! He saw me and went "Oh you're the writer!"
Then I went to Barnes and Noble where I shamelessly manipulated two of my sisters and three employees to pose for me with copies of Maggie Stiefvater's Ballad-all in the name of contests!