My revisions are in. They're in!
To celebrate, I'm going up to a condo in Midway for a writing retreat this weekend. And guess what I'm going to do on that retreat?
ANYTHING BUT WRITE!
So, here's a rundown of the highlights from the revision:
Total words added: Um... 20,000. Please don't tell my editor. Pretty please.
Total times someone flinches in my book: 1
Total times someone spots a little from laughing too hard: 0 (still trying to work that one in)
Strangest Google search for revisions: "4 syllable names that start with P"
Second strangest Google search: "Different ways to describe the shape of a knife wound"
(I think I was a little desperate on that one. The search turned up nothing of use. I finally had to use my own descriptive terms. I hate it when I have to write my own words.)
Third strangest Google search: "Does anyone want to write a slam-bang finish for my book? Anyone?"
(Okay, I didn't really search for that. But I wanted to.)
Favorite line from my book (today, at least): "There are no heroes. And if there were, I wouldn't be one of them."
Second favorite line from the book: "Nothing says 'I'm sorry' like a tea cozy."
Third favorite line: "They expected me to wear pants!"
Best part about revising: Friends bring you treats!
Worst part about revising: The smell.
So, now I plan on relaxing for a moment. I'm going to Midway with my writers group, where cinnamon bears will be eaten and Diet Coke will be mainlined.
What are all y'all's plans for this weekend? Anyone leaving town for Thanksgiving?