Check In on A Round of Words in 80 Days

Wow. My eyes are burning. I've finally caught up on Alex Cavanaugh's Top Ten Countdown Music Blogfest, commenting on all the participants. There's so much great music out there! I was impressed with how many people were actually able to narrow down their choices to the required ten songs.

And while I was commenting, I got no edits done whatsoever on Out of the Water. The last few days have really been slacking off days, unfortunately. The story's constantly in my mind, and I know where it's going, but... Well, I did spend a little time yesterday researching medieval Spanish nobility and deciding whether one character should be a Duchess or a Countess.

Today I'm empathising with Carolyn. After agonizing over perfecting my pitch for Kate's critique, I know how hard it is to get the words and the tone just right. Help Carolyn out on the Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment. Her story idea is just fantastic!

The last installment of Kait Nolan's Forsaken by Shadow is up. Wasn't it an exciting tale? Now you can read the next novella set in the same world, Devil's Eye.

Comments

Liz Fichera said…
Hi Deniz, thank you for visiting my blog. I love the variety in your Top 10--you've given me a few new ones to check out too. And I totally forgot to add a Bruce Springsteen song to my list. Love him.

Nice to meet you!
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks for coming by Liz! Nice to meet you too [s]
Yes, agreed it is hard to get the words and tone just right.
C.Farrell said…
I was just thinking today that I would probably get a lot more work done if I didn't subscribe to any blogs or anything like that. :)

The story was still in your head so even if you didn't have as much time, you haven't let it get cold.

Good luck next week!
Hannah Kincade said…
The blogfest was a ton of fun, wasn't it?? It took away a day of reading but it was too much fun to regret. I may hide from blogfests for a while though. LOL! I have to get some writing done!!
Zan Marie said…
Hey, Deniz,

I'm in the boat with you. My story is all here in my head, but I can't get anything out at the moment. Darn it!

When you figure out how to solve the problem, let me know. ; )
alberta ross said…
well sometimes slack days rejuvanate the brain - onward and upward as the old school songs always say!
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks everyone for the positive comments! And it's true, for all I'm moaning that I haven't gotten past page 40 in about four days, I've been thinking a lot about the arc of the story, and rising tension and so on, and hopefully next time I open the MS, I'll get some real work done [s]
Carolyn Abiad said…
Thanks for the link over to my questionable query! I need all the help I can get...I got some wonderful ideas and made a date with the muse this week. Let's hope she shows up!
Deniz Bevan said…
Glad I could help Carolyn! I love the premise of your story.
Chris Phillips said…
That is amazing you got to everyone.
Deniz Bevan said…
It was fun, Chris. And, well, any excuse to procrastinate on edits!
Kim Knox said…
Letting a story percolate in your head still counts as working. It does for me, anyway :D

Good luck with your goals this week.

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