Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Prizes Continued

Several people have weighed in on whether I should send an old manuscript or my new one to the writer who offered to critique it. I think I'm still leaning to sending the current work, although it'll be a while before a full chapter is ready to go. But she did say she'd remember.

Actually, I'm toying with the idea of writing over the Thanksgiving break and seeing if I can whip out a killer 1st chapter and more. Kind of like a mini book in a week. Of course, I have to finish plotting first, which I hope I can do this weekend. Then next week, we have 1 full day of school, a 1/2 day on Tuesday and our annual Thanksgiving feast. Then I'm officially off until Monday, November 26. Yes, there's Thanksgiving, but I don't cook and I go to my step-brother's house. Then there is the Texas- A & M football game the day after Thanksgiving, but that's about all I have planned. Oh well. I don't want to stress myself out. For now I'll just play it by ear.

Oh, the books I kept out of my winning raffle basket are Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard and Suzanne Brockmann's Stand-in Groom and Time Enough For Love. I'm psyched about both! Now if I can only finish reading this Lisa Gardner book. Which is what I think I'll go work on now.


Crystal said...

Oh, I hope you have fun with your first chapter over the holiday! It'll be great to actually have TIME to do things and not have to rush like you would during the normal week.
I don't cook either girl! I only did one turkey and it was BAD!!!

Lexi said...

I could probably cook something, but by now everyone in the family assumes I can't cook at all. Why change that? I'll help with prepping the table or cleaning up after!

And yes, I'm getting psyched about writing my first chapter now!

Kelly Boyce said...

I think sending the new stuff makes sense. It'll be fresh and more representative if what you're writing now. Good luck with the writing!

Lexi said...

Thanks, Kelly! And creative vibes are being sent your way too for NaNo! You can do it!