Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Word Count Wednesday And Some Heart-Breaking News

Hola, Peeps.  Welp, it's Word Count Wednesday again!  My word count as of today is 10,462...wah wah wah...I've had a few distractions this past week including but not limited to: Little Monster's new habit of reading (geesh, kids these days...), migraines, work, blogs and naps.

Thats okay, cause we're half way through NaNo, and I am almost done with my book.  I'm at, as they say, the "last battle"...or something.  Anyway, this coming weekend I'm so excited because I get to go to my Secret Writing Place.  I get to write ALL.DAY.LONG.  Without any distractions.  Little Monster is going to my sister-in-law's, Hubsies is working, and I'll be all by my bitty lonesome!

But GUESS WHAT?  I also get to meet my Crit Partner, Colene Murphy from The Journey!  How AWESOME is that??  I'm so excited.  Also nervous- all we've ever done is email back and forth.  I think it might be better for us to sit on opposite sides of the restaurant and just email back and forth for a half an hour- you know, to break the ice.

Okay guys, now for the heart-breaking news.

Wills is engaged.  Le sigh.  I've lost my chance at the crown. 

Oh well, his family is a bit stuffy anyway.  Not really my type with the whole Polo and big ears thing.  It just wouldn't work sorry, Wills.  I've decided to go ahead and just stay in the states and live my humble life as a mother, wife and writer.  I know its hard...but you'll get over it... eventually.

Anywho, what's your word count?  How's NaNo going for y'all? 


Colene Murphy said...

I was just going to say something about the big ears. Your daughter+those ears...well she would still be cute. But you could totally hang her on the cloths line!

YEAY! I'm so excited/nervous. Emailing across the restaurant cracked me up. I could totally see us doing it. Eating with one hand and typing with the other. Ah...nope. NO. We will sit at the same table. Dang it! :) yeay!

Donea Lee said...

Oh, how awesome for you two!! That's so great! I hope you both have a wonderful meet/time!! :)

Will? Cute, but a little young for me. Not totally embracing my inner-Cougar just yet. :)

And Nano? *whimpers* Ummm...I'm TOTALLY going to get a lot done TODAY! Promise...

alexia said...

LOL about Prince William... yay for you and Colene! That will be cool. I think all of us blog friends should totally meet at writing conferences and stuff - it would be so much fun! Anyone going to World Fantasy Convention 2011 in San Fran?

JEFritz said...

Ah yes. A generation of girls have lost their dream of being a queen : )

How fun that you get to meet one of your online friends! I wouldn't know what to do face to face. There are no emoticons (see above). Good luck in finishing. I have about 12 K words left, but I'm coming into the final scenes a bit early. Well, I'll think of something!

lotusgirl said...

It's fun meeting our writerly friends in person. Too bad about Wills.

Abby Minard said...

Colene- ha, if we want to talk we'll have to text or something

Thanks Donea- He's just a year or so younger than me, so not too bad for me ;p

Alexia- yeah, I totally want to go to that!

JE- I know, it was bound to happen at some point. I loved him when I was little. Ha, and the whole emoticon thing will be hard ;p

Lotusgirl- I know! And really with Wills, it's for the best.

erica and christy said...

Abby beat me to it - I was gonna' tell you guys to sit at the same table and text. :0) Hey, you're still two steps ahead of us - "erica and christy face the world - and eachother" is coming to a theater near you in 2011. (er, a dining table near us, that is)

And you know, Will and the princess-wanna-be did break up once in the last eight years for a little while. There's still hope!!

Melissa said...

I've always wanted a chance at the crown.... At least now we don't have to fight over it. I've come to rather like you.

You get to meet Colene? LUCKY! I wish I could meet my writer friends! You have to tell us all about it.

Anne said...

Hahaha I could totally picture you two sitting on your comps the whole time! Too funny!

Jennie Bailey said...

Just over 28,000...I'm slowing down, Abby! My writing is starting later in the day and I'm struggling through not feeling well. :-( But I'm gonna push on through to the end! Here's to the next week being migraine and pain free for both of us!

So cool that you get to meet Colene! You two rock. How fun!

And you would have rocked royalty. Will's loss.

Shayda Bakhshi said...

Oooh, it's always so exciting to meet crit partners! (I say that because I'm sure it is; not because I've actually met any of mine. But I will!)

Also, writing all day long is amazing. Rack up that word count!

Abby Minard said...

Erica- can't wait to hear about you and Christy meeting! I'll make sure to post pictures! (of my meeting..not yours...that'd be kinda creepy)

Melissa- yeah, fighting over big ears and even more drama in our lives doesn't sound too appealing. Lets stay friends.

Anne- thats what I feel like it'll be like!

Jennie- SO much better than me on word count. So awesome, even when you aren't feeling well. You are way more dedicated than I am.

Shayda- it is exciting- I can't wait (for both writing and meeting Colene).

Anonymous said...

It's so awesome that you're meeting Colene this weekend! I bet you ladies will have a ton of fun. Make sure to take pictures.

Congrats on your progress, and sorry about William :-)

Jennifer Shirk said...

WOW, that's great progress!

LOL! on Prince William. But he and Kate do look so cute together. :)

DEZMOND said...

you didn't lose your chance for a crown, you can still seduce Charlie :) Just jokin' ;)