Friday, March 9, 2012

Catch Up and Craziness!

I'm quite literally 10,000 words away from finishing my WIP which is both awwwesome and daunting. Awesome because it feels amazing to be so close and daunting because I know what's ahead. (beta's, revisions, querying...)

It'll feel good to be fully functional soon since half of my brain is in another world :P


Time to play catch up and do a few "thank you's" and shout outs!

First off, thank you Rach Harrie and everybody for voting for my flash fiction entry for The First Campaign Challenge. I took 6th place out of 210 entries and am honored. Thank you!

Second, thank you Cassie for the Dream Launcher award. If anyone knows how to launch dreams, it's you ;)

Next, big shout out to Rachel Morgan who just released her debut (?) novel, Guardian. She's an awesome blogger/writer/friend so go check out her site and book!

Thanks to Honey for the awesome tag in her 11 questions game and Kevin Hiatt for hosting an awesome 100 followers give-a-way that I was one of the lucky winners!

And lastly, I got tagged in the Lucky Seven Meme game by Hope Roberson and Amber Clites. So here we go:

The Rules:
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines - sentences or paragraphs - and post them as they're written. No cheating
4. Tag 7 authors
5. Let them know

Here's mine: 

"He knows things about people. It’s weird. You’d think that he’d be a target of ridicule because of his disability, right? Wrong. He’s put anyone who’s ever come across him in their place at one time or another.”

“How?” I asked.
“Don’t know. He says something to them, I guess. I’ve seen it happen a couple times. He’ll get right up in someone’s face like he’s gonna hit em, ya know? And then he just tilts his head to the side and whispers something in their ear. They back off immediately and their faces go all white like he’s just told them he knows the date of their death or something."
Did I forget anything? Hope not! (I'm not going to tag anyone else due to my want to continue my absolute focus on the WIP) Hope the writing is going well with all you fantastic people and I might not be back 'til the WIP is done. Then I'll be calling my betas... look out, guys... ;) 

Red. Head. Out. :D 


  1. I love the voice you've got in just those few lines! Wow! You're good girl, bravo!

  2. Congrats on being so close to the end of your WIP!

    Please tell me I can read more than those seven lines soon, I am excited to know what happens next, and what led to that conversation!

  3. I've come to the conclusion that I would read anything you write :) Even if it's historical fiction--blucky :) Great 7 and good luck with the 10,000 words!!

  4. 10,000 words til the end? You'll knock that out by tonight...right?? :)

  5. Great excerpt. When it ended I was like, "Wait! Isn't there more?" :D
    Congrats on the award!

  6. I like the cover on that book. Also, I like your sample. Good luck reaching the end!

  7. Awesome excerpt! Totally intrigued now :)

  8. Wahoo! You're in the home stretch (at least until the next game)! It sounds wonderful!

  9. Congratulations, Morgan! Great excerpt! :D

  10. Thanks for the shout out! I'll be honest here- I think you have a REAL talent with writing. I want your book. The tiny glimpse I've had of what you're capable of with the campaign and your excerpt makes me want more!

  11. I've said I'm 2 chapters and 1 day away from finishing, about 3 times, 5 days and 6 chapters ago! haha My story keeps growing. I'm not intentionally adding, it's just taking more words than I anticipated to get to the end. Good luck with your 10k! Hopefully it remains just 10k :)

  12. Congrats on all those achievements and awards... Look at you go, with your Big. Bad. Self. :)

    Great entry re. the photo caption car-wreck, er I mean contest.

  13. Sixth place - that's awesome! Congratulations. And don't let the steps after finishing the first draft scare you.

  14. I feel you with the WIP-ness. But you're moving right along!! That's awesome! Keep it up - don't make me break out the pom poms! ;)

  15. More, more, more! You're so close!!! Love your writing, Morg!! Congrats on the awards!:)

  16. Whaaaat? I think my comment just got eaten!
    Anyway, I think I said this:

    Thank you so much for the shout out!! And I really like your seven sentences. A little chilling ("he knows the date of their death or something") and leaves me with questions about this guy. Good luck with your last 10,000 words!

  17. Good luck getting to the end, it's so close!

    Love the snippet :-)

  18. I am really impressed by what Kevin has done. It took two years for me to do what he did in two months. The guy is going places, I tell ya.

    And congrats to Rachel and all your latest awesomeness, Morgan. :)

  19. Good luck with your WIP!

    Congratulations on the award.

    People who know things can be the creepiest. Great excerpt! :)

  20. The date of their death?!?!? Crazy!

    Congrats on the awards!

    And SO awesome about being almost done with your WIP! You go girl!

  21. So, so intriguing! I have so many questions and would definitely like to read more :) Thanks for sharing, Morgan!

  22. This is very interesting. I really like reading your blog. Congrats on the awards.

  23. Holy cowzers. Love the seven lines. Whispers in their ears like he's telling them their death date. Awesome. And congrats on being so close to DONE! I'm proud of you

  24. Congrats on the awards and you have just been nominated for two more. go to my blog

    for the rules and for the awards.

  25. Good ability to relay character through dialogue here, Morgan. Keep at the WIP -- it's a very exciting time!

    j. //



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