Final Countdown

This is my last day before the official beginning of ‘Fast Draft’, and I feel like I’m rushing to finish up a bunch of little things. I really have no idea how it’s going to go. I don’t know how hard writing 20 pages will be if you’re not trying to edit. I think I’m probably going to end up overanalyzing this because I really want to get some workable writing out of this exercise. But I’m going to try to free my mind and just keep my fingers on the keyboard. Today I’ll be jotting down some notes, just to make sure I have a general feeling of what’s supposed to happen next in the story. And tomorrow…we’ll see.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how best to keep track of books coming out next year, some almost a year away, and I haven’t come up with anything good yet. I’d likely lose a Post-It note (or get irritated when it multiplied into ten), and I suppose there’s always my Amazon Wish List, but I don’t much like that either. Maybe I’ll start keeping track with a list on the blog…

One in particular I’m looking forward to is Colleen Gleason’s And The Rest Falls Away, Jan ’07. Check out her stunning trailer here. Also Tasha Alexander’s sequel to And Only to Deceive, A Poisoned Season, coming out April ’07.

Posted in Uncategorized on 09/17/2006 03:35 pm


  1. Good luck. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  2. You are going to do GREAT at this! I may even jump in with you for a bit…I need to finish the last couple of chapers in my WIP, and I’ve found some hidden gems when I write fast and edit later.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    And by way of distraction…
    congratulations, you won the lawyer joke contest on my site!!! :) Your prize is two books, but if you want, I won’t send them until after your Fast Draft is complete :)

  3. Amanda Brice

    You’re gonna do GREAT!!!!!

    And congrats on winning Trish’ lawyer joke contest. Beth Orsoff’s ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED is really fun!

  4. Colleen Gleason

    Hey, Alyssa….best of luck! Let us know how it goes.

    And thanks for the plug re: my book. I really appreciate it!

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