Readercon! Never been. A bunch of friends recommend it. It’ll be interesting to compare it to WFC, Orycon and Norwescon. This’ll be my first east coast con since i started writing.
Of course i’m mostly excited to see Paul, a bunch of friends and, oh yeah, Readercon.
I’m excited, nervous, all the usual. I’ve been trying to do the whole professional prep thing: Black suit, biz cards, etc. But i’m having trouble getting my head into con mode. We’ll see…
I can only say…
95,110 words, the last two are THE and END.
Is it perfect? No. But it has some good stuff in it, i think. I’m going to quickly and obsessively look over the scenes (throw a good ten or twelve of them away probably) for a day or two and then send the whole mess to initial readers.
Valerie, E.J., thanks for the motivation! You don’t get the $10 each, but E.J. gets Charles Darwin and Valerie gets an Asian guy with an afro!
Thank you all. It’s been a hard process, i couldn’t have done it without you.
Check in tomorrow for a novelburns update. New exciting surprises coming!
Like the climactic final scene in the action thriller, i have to satisfactorily end my novel and write at least 3000 words doing it.
Which action thriller is that?
I mean it’s like a show down between me and Valerie and E.J. I have my laptop and they have … wait … where is this metaphor going?
I need to hit 95,000 words and THE END. Otherwise, i owe them each $10.
[Imagine that whistling music from “The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly”]
Let’s see what happens…
I’m literally at the end of the climactic scene, which is, oddly enough, really hard to write. I actually only managed to meet my wordcount by going back and padding out some earlier scenes. Ah well.
But i did it. Thanks for playing, J Peters, but the ten dollars stays home.
But you get … a giant eyeball!:
Tomorrow, i HAVE to finish the end. No excuses.