Quick Update!

I said when I announced my hiatus that I’d chime in if there were any pertinent updates. Well, I think this is pertinent.

See that ticker over to the right? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I have passed the 50K mark! For most writers, this is not a big deal. For me, it’s huge. I’ve never gotten this far in any WIP before. Which is obvious since I’ve never finished a WIP, but I’m tired and fried so I’m pointing out the obvious.

Anyway, so I’m excited and moving along and now, I’m getting very close to THE scene. That’s right, The Sex Scene. This is the ONLY sex scene I have planned and it’s more than 250 pages in. That means this better be a damn good sex scene or readers are going to hate me. Rebel. Burn the book in effigy even.

So, I’m feeling the pressure. But I can do it. I know I can. And since this is the first draft, it doesn’t have to be perfect, right? Right. Thankfully, some great ideas for making it fun have been popping into my mind for the last few days. Sex scenes are always better when there’s some laughter involved. I think so anyway.

Okay, update done. I’m on schedule, feeling good, made it through the middle without sagging (at least not for long), and we are sailing into the home stretch, people. Stay with me, stay hydrated, and we’ll all make it out of this alive.

6 thoughts on “Quick Update!”

  1. Yay, you! Just keep plugging away—I love the snail image! Buut I’m sure there’s no trail of snail slime to be found in you ms, LOL.

  2. TerriOsburn says:

    Maggie – Any slime residue is eaten by the always curious Bumblebee, thankfully. 🙂 Who often feels the need to lay down between me and the laptop trying to divert my hands from the keys to rubbing behind his ears.


  3. irisheyes says:

    Way to go, Ter!!!! I am totally impressed.

    Remember last year when you were struggling through the end of school. You’ve accomplished a lot in a year.

    Sending positive writing mojo your way.

  4. Bethany says:

    So…horribly late but yay for progress and upcoming sex scene. Tell the husband you need research a la “Welcome to Temptation”?

    And my Toby loves to interrupt my work by lounging on the keys. They’re good at knowing just when to do it, too.

  5. TerriOsburn says:

    Hey, Bethany! It’s never too late around here. And alas, I would love to tell Mr. Terrio he should help with research. But there is no Mr. Terrio. LOL! Not even a BF Terrio. Sad, I know.

    Happy to report the sex scenes were some of the easier stuff to write. Notice the plural there. 😉 Now I’m approaching the black moment and it is angst galore!

  6. TerriOsburn says:

    Irish – Almost missed you! Can you believe the difference a year makes? I dreamed of being this determined, but was never sure I’d actually pull it off. LOL!

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