|The Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey|
Here we are ten days later and as of last night I have over 27k written. I still have to write for today and I'm hoping to get another 3k in today. My goal at the moment is to have this story written by next Saturday.
Did I mention that I really am enjoying this story? Well, I am, and that's probably part of the reason that I am writing like a mad woman this past week. So, I like the story, but will anyone else? That's always the big question. To my surprise the answer is yes.
For those of you who have seen me mention my kids, then you probably know I have a 12 year old daughter. She is much like I was at her age, hates to read unless the story grabbed me from the get go. She usually just glances at my work and keeps walking. Yes, she has picked up a chapter or two before and then put it back down. Well, last night was an exception. She saw the first chapter sitting out, while I was dealing with her little brother between bouts of editing.
She asked if she could read it, so I handed it over. After a few corrections she handed it back and walked off. She came back seconds later and asked when I would have chapter 2 written. I handed over my binder, which has up to chapter 16 printed and awaiting editing. By the time she went to bed she had finished through chapter 4 and had pointed out a few areas where she was confused. I was so excited I couldn't contain myself. I mean, she's hard to please when it comes to books, so the fact that she likes it made my night.
I hardly ever post my writing, but my daughter convinced me to post the first chapter to Writers Cafe. I did that this morning, so we will see if I get any reviews on it. It is available to only Writers Cafe members, though. So, if you are a member go on over and check it out. I might even post it on my blog. We'll see.
Your turn, have you ever had any unexpected stories or reviews?