Just a quick post today. I've been working away this week and so far I'm at 74 pages of my contemporary. Which basically means I have about 225 pages left to tell the story. Huh...yup...I see me going over already. Argh. Why must I be so verbose? I think now might be a good time to take a look at what I have and figure out ways to blend a few scenes together so I can cut down on the word count early on instead of trying to do it after the whole thing is written. I'm sure there are spots where I can combine several elements into a scene instead of separating them out. I find doing that usually makes for more interesting scenes anyway.
So I need to go through my scene capsules and figure out what can be blended so I'm not wasting words and I'm getting the most out of each scene.
And a few updates:
The car - Nothing major and it cost me under $100. My chanting 'be less than $100' all the way to the dealership must have worked. Whew.
Knitting my Christmas gifts - trying not to hyperventilate over the fact that I have just 5 weeks left and am nowhere NEAR done.
Agent Search - still looking...
The Big 4-0 - Looks like it will be snowboarding! Yippee!!