Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Update: Horror Has its Rewards

Excitement abounds here at The Ides of March. I just finished my first ever work of horror, and I have to say, it scared even me. It fits into a larger project that isn't mine to steer, but I'll give specifics soon. Suffice to say, if I was a smoker, I'd light up a cigar.

Since I'm not, I bought myself a much-coveted single: Blind Pilot's "Look at Miss Ohio," a cover of a Gillian Welch song they did exclusively for an iTunes session. I didn't even know iTunes had "exclusive sessions." Who are they, the BBC? Oh, wait. They're Apple. Move over, Peel Sessions. At any rate, I broke down and bought it. Music is much better for the lungs. Check it out in the "What's Vicki Listening To?" section.

Writers. If you hit a goal, even a tiny one, celebrate! Cigar, a single, dance the polka- it helps keep us going.

So, as far as ROW80 goals this week, I would have to say I definitely hit both word count and editing goals this week. "This Silent Country" came in at just under 6500 words, but that was after days of bouncing back and forth between 4500 and 8000 after trips to the betas.

I did not get much reading in during this time. I guess this is kind of balanced out by the my periodic binge reading episodes. I did finish Amber Scott's Fierce Dawn, the second book in her ParaRealm series (full review on Amazon and Goodreads.) Next will be Kait Nolan's highly anticipated Red, just out. Run run run for your copy! It's on the top of my "current" pile right now.

Also, I want to give a shout out to ROW80 alum Claire LeGrand, who is having her Suitcase Seven giveaway over on her blog. Her featured book is Daughter of Smoke and Bone, a read I want so desperately I have promised to erect a shrine to in the hopes of winning. Fingers crossed!

Have a good rest of the week! -V