Oh my goodness, I wrote this last night and saved the draft, but I haven’t been able to drag myself to a computer until tonight. Ugh…
Do I ever need a break from writing. Not that I want a break, because I’m finally getting toward the end of Cobalt, and I’m so excited about it that I’ve written over 11,000 words in the past two days! I know, I fell off the couch when I just checked the numbers. I think I’ll be done with the first draft in a week or two! If only I was this excited about every stage in the writing process! But maybe that wouldn’t be such a good thing, because my house looks like this:
|(But not really!)|
|That’s my poor little guy Brian, who had the flu and an ear infection last week.|
So, I have a funny story about the latest chapter I was working on, to entertain you on this beautiful Monday which, unfortunately, sees me suffering from a bad flu. Cobalt is a dark steampunk fantasy, and I’ve really been looking forward to the spooky scenes I’m at now. I stayed up all night, because I didn’t realize it was already 2 am when I was writing up a storm, and since church starts at 9, I figured it would be easier to just stay up instead of drag myself out of bed after only 4 hours. (Huge mistake, by the way. I think that might be part of the reason I’m sick.)
Anyway, I finally had to pull myself away from the computer at 7 to take a shower and get ready. I’d been in the middle of something I thought was super spooky, and it was creeping me the hayell out. I was in the shower and started to get really spooked. I mean, not just mildly scared, but literally jumpy at every shift in the curtain and shadow that moved in the bathroom. I didn’t want to turn around, or close my eyes to wash my face. It felt like this:
Okay, so I’m easily scared. (I freaking cried last week when I saw The Woman in Black, the first and only scary movie I’ve ever seen in the theater, because I didn’t have any other kind of outlet to let all that stress out like I do at home, I didn’t want to be the only annoying screaming woman there!) So what might be super creepy to me might not be such a huge deal to my readers, when the book is finally out. I don’t know, they’ll have to tell me. But I sure hope I did the scary thing right!
So, yeah. Monday funny, me being stupid and jumpy over something I wrote. :B Oh! And this one sentence from Cobalt, I love it. (Maybe it’ll get cut, I was working on no sleep, after all!)
It’s not naughty, I promise!
In other news, I got an award from this cool chick. 😀 I haven’t seen this one before and I love the little questions. Rather than tagging a bunch of peeps (because I love you all! And also because I’m running out of time before the cold meds kick in and I want to get back to my creepy chapter), I’d like to invite any and all of you to take this award and feature it on your own blog. And tell me when you do!
|Burrrgundy! I want this as my hair color.|
|You’re saying unicorns can’t be my favorite animal because they’re not real? Shut up.|
|Oh, I don’t know. 5, I guess. I like things in fives.|
|Unless quail egg shooters count as a drink. Yum!|
|Oh, no contest!|
|Black and white stripes!|
|Any kind of wildflower, whatever looks good in a fairy garden. Especially red, white, yellow, and purple.|
Okay, I’m gonna go write now. But before I do:
Yeah, I’d originally saved that to make fun of Lia, because that’s exactly what she’s like when she’s sick. I can usually get through a cold without major meds, but this time – no. Give mama the Nyquil!