Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pen to Paper

I'm just stopping in real quick to tell you that I'm working like a mad person on my book. A friend challenged me to finish it by June 5th, and I'm taking the challenge seriously. And I mean finished.

I'm almost done writing it and then I'm going to put it in a paperback for a few beta readers then I'm going to query it. I'm not going to nit pick over beta notes, I'm just going to do what I can and get it out there. I'm ready to get serious.

Since I started this challenge on May 5th I've edited 48,000 words and written another 11,000. (My poor family.)

To cut back on time I'm not really writing a blog post, I'm just leaving you with a picture I found on Pinterest for inspiration. (Thanks Amber Argyle)  Cheers!



(Also a big thanks to Kelly at Between the Bookends for liking my prom picture and picking me as a winner. You rock!)

24 comments:

Kamille Elahi said...

Good luck with the challenge!

I should probably do something like that.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

You are about a month ahead of my goal. Have some things coming up that made a June deadline impossible but July, absolutely. Good luck!

Ava Jae said...

Sounds like it's going well! Best of luck!

Morgan said...

Oh my gosh! Yay! It works... challenges like this. This is how I got my first book done. A friend gave me a date, challenged me, and bam! Done! I'm excited for you!!!!! :D

Kyra Lennon said...

Wow, congrats on your progress!

Ruth Josse said...

Good luck! I'm so excited for you!

Sidenote: I pinned that picture too! Such a cool pic.

Lillie McFerrin said...

Nice work! Best wishes and inky hugs to you :)

Jessie Humphries said...

I love your confidence in your goals! I know you can do it! Let us know how your doing.

Shallee said...

Good luck with the book! Sounds like you've got some great work in already. Keep at it!

David P. King said...

That's great! Gett'er done! Crazy that your revision deadline is the same as mine. Should we race? :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats on the prom dress winner and good luck on finishing your project.

Tara Tyler said...

holy frijoles! june 5th!? awesome you go girl!

may the query goddesses be smiling on you!

Angela Cothran said...

Good luck! I'll be cheering you on.

Jenny Morris said...

Good luck!! It's hard but getting yourself out there is a good thing.

Love the pic and congrats on your win. I loved your prom pic.

McKenzie McCann said...

Woo. You're a woman on a mission. Good luck to you. I admire your determination. You'll need it for the query process.

Creepy Query Girl said...

Good luck! I never write well under pressure but I really do need to pick up the pace with my wip!:)

Gwen Tolios said...

Tough challenge, I wish you luck!

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Lovely photo! It looks like a magical world. Hats off for taking the challenge seriously and focusing on the book. There is nothing like a deadline to get the writing flowing. Keep us posted.

Jay Noel said...

Good luck with the revisions. Just made a deadline myself at the end of April.

That picture is perfect....you can see the light at the end of the foliage tunnel!

Krista McLaughlin said...

Hope your challenge is going well! I have a little award for you over at my blog. :)

Cherie Larkins said...

*shakes pom-poms*

Go, go, go! You can do it, Jen!

Leslie Pugh said...

That's quite a challenge but how exciting that you're nearing the end. Good luck!

Julie Dao said...

Yeahh!! You can do it! I'm challenging myself to FINALLY get my book into querying shape in the same amount of time, so I'll be running right alongside you :) GOOD LUCK!

Carolyn V said...

That's awesome! Good luck with the rest of the challenge! =D