Yikes, how did that happen? OMG!
Anyway in case you missed it, I had an epic adventure in NYC yesterday with Suzanne Collins, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Kristin Cashore, and Libba Bray which you can read about at the FNC.
Did you read that? Woooo.
I'll have you know that I completed my grand adventure on under 4 hours of sleep. Because Monday night I was hit over the head with enough inspiration to completely ignore my lesson planning and stay up until after 2am just revising the crap out of chapters 11 and 12 until they were done! I managed to cut over 1,000 words so I was really proud of myself, and though I'm already getting some ideas from chapter 11 feedback, I know that I'm closer than ever to finishing, which is a relief!
So here is the update:
Chapters Revised: 12
Chapters Remaining: 10!!!!!! (1 away from single digits)
Word Count: 143, 358 (this is soooo great, and I think from here on out the word count will go down)
Page Count: 486 (also awesome, I'm down 3 pages woohoo!)
I'm still kind of reeling from lack of sleep, plus I have to actually do my lesson plan for tomorrow and I'm meeting up with Donna tonight to do another one of our FNC co-reviews, but I say by this weekend I'll have chapter 13 revised and then be into single digit chapters remaining. I'm getting there, soooooo close!!!!
Also guys you may have missed it, but I am giving away your choice of 4 hardcover books (Wings, Impossible, The Tear Collector, New Moon) if you create a short entertaining story out of my chapter 1 wordle. Anyone can enter, just take the words and go nuts.
I'll report back later :-)