Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Countdown

Did anyone else write the date today and go, "OH CRAP!" ?

I've been back since Sunday, but every night I sit here and can't think of much to say. Or at least anything I want immortalized on the internet for the world to read for all eternity.

Nano was a bust for me. Too much happened every night I got home, then company came, then I was out of town, so yeah... I only managed about 6,000 new words on my WIP. I haven't even looked at it in two weeks. I don't remember what's going on, to be honest. I need to read it again and get back on track. Not tonight. Tonight I'm wore out from a full day's work and an agonizing death march around the mall.

I still have a partial with one agent and a full MS with a publisher who showed interest. We'll see how it all turns out eventually, I suppose. I hope for the best, but the reality is - it's tough out there.

Yesterday I got an unexpected email. My longest fanfic has been nominated for an award. The sentiment is nice, and I really do appreciate it. I won't know the results until the end of December. Voting starts December 10th. What surprised me was that anyone even remembered it. I haven't updated it since July 2008.

Out of curiosity, I signed into and discovered something amazing: people still read my story. It's had over 300 visitors in November, and over 1500 hits. I looked at the history of the last year, and every month is like that -some a little better, some a little less. Altogether, it's had over 195,000 hits. I about fell out of my chair when I saw that last night. Maybe I should go back to fanfic, eh?

I hope everyone is doing well and keeping warm.


The Words Crafter said...

That's awesome about the fanfic!!!!! And this whole year has been crazy with a capital Z!

I hope you soon hear some positive news and things get more relaxing....

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Focus on the fanfic and the agents considering your work.

The holidays are never a fun time for me either. Everyone that was close to me and died, died during these weeks. I don't do Christmas anymore. I give my Christmas gifts all year round.

Moods are hard to churn through. But they do run in cycles. Your bright mood is right around the corner. I'm rooting for you, Roland

Hannah said...

I did curse aloud when I realized it was December 1st but mostly because this year flew by! I succeeded with NaNo by the skin of my teeth. I failed miserably last year but fortunately this year the story just seemed to flow from me.

Sarah Ahiers said...

i'm with you there. Every once in awhile i think about going back to my fanfic. It was so easy and fun to write. But i think i've come too far from that state of writing to make my way back

vic caswell said...

holy mackeral! that's aLOTTa hits!!!
what kind of fanfic is it? potter? i think i remember you saying you did potter fanfic at one point in time...
where DID november go? and october and september for that matter??
ugh! time!!!

Mia Hayson said...

AWESOME about the agents and fanfic!

I hope you catch some relaxing time over December. This month is always super busy, right?



Andrea Coulter said...

Good luck with the manuscripts on sub! I come up short of my writing goals tons of times, but every morning is a new chance :)

Jon Paul said...

Happy Holidays Christi! And thanks for being so groovy!

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