I just entered the RWA Golden heart contest--my first time ever! Yeah! Now, ask me if the MS I'm submitting is finished. Ah, no. However, I feel as if entering the contest gives me the incentive to finish it. It cost $50 after all and I don't like to waste my money. Plus, I have until Dec 2nd to get it to Texas. That's like forever and a day.
Currently, my MS has been given a major overhaul. The plot wasn't working for me and it caused me to chop over 15,000 words--this stung real bad but I'm mending. Now, I am at 23,000 words; I have a new title; and I have my entire plot outlined (for the second time). Now, I just have to fill in the blanks. To finish at month's end I'm looking at 1500 words a day. Totally doable, even with all the assignments and papers I have to complete for nursing school. I just have to stick to my daily goals.
I'm trying to finish before November because I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year--also a first for me. I have the bones of a novel written down for my project, and I am kind of excited for it. I am going to try a YA/Adult? contemporary for a change. I don't really know what category to put it in because it begins when my hero and heroine are in their teens and ends when they're in their mid-twenties. Still, I am excited for it. I'll have to figure out who the audience is when I'm done, because for now the audience is just little old me and that's more than enough. I find whenever I write for anyone but me it never works. I lose interest and jump novels. I do that a lot, actually. For many reasons.
I may not be blogging for a while. My exams start the first week of November, and I'm doing a writing retreat this weekend. But, feel free to follow me on twitter. That's right. I twit now. Or tweet? Whatever the hell you call it. Anyway, I am a truly modern woman with tech know-how. ;)