Thursday, August 16, 2012

But Your Work is Never Done

I finished my first draft on the 14th just like I said I would! I had a little mini celebration. I was going to go crazy and buy everything I need or want or think I might some day need or want. But then, I took a breath, and remembered that this isn't a big step. Finishing a first draft might have been cause to celebrate three books ago, but now? Nope. Especially since that third book I finished has yet to make it through a round of rewrites. So, I decided to put off the true celebration until this book (tentatively titled My Cyborg Savior) is in the inboxes of editors everywhere (well, not everywhere, but you feel me).

So what did I get on my mini celebration? Well coffee, which I worship and a muffin. I also got chocolate. And yes I indulged me deep seated need to own all the cosmetics on the planet. So I bought a little drugstore makeup. Hush up, and don't judge me! Okay *hangs head in shame* I deserve judgment. I acquired this makeup after receive other makeup for two concecutive days in the mail.

Anyway, it was just three things. A Wet & Wild bronzer/highlighter, and a mini eyeshadow palette called Walking on Eggshells that people rave about. I also got a nude lipstick from Revlon. I'm looking for the perfect nude lipstick, and not having much success. It can't be frosted, because frosted lips look gross (at least on me). But if it's totally matte you look like a walking corpse. This Revlon one is the best I've ever owned or currently own (which I only own one other nude lipstick because if my lack of success with them). It's not frosted, but has kind of a glossy finish. And its not so pigmented that in completely blots out my lip color. *shrug* It will work until I can stumble to a MAC counter.

So, on to tomorrow's plans. I'm starting my edits. I know you're supposed to let your manuscript stew for a while. A month would be nice, blah blah blah. But I really don't have that kind of time. I have nothing coming out, and nothing even for consideration at a publisher. Bad news. So I'm just going to jump in and go for it. The goal is 30 pages a day, which will put my finishing my first round in about 5 days. And if I feel confident with what I've done, I'll see if I can hunt up some beta readers. Hopefully I can stick to my schedule. I know already that it won't be 5 days, it will be six or seven because me and mom are going to Yaa Halla Y'all is on the 18th to see some awesome belly dancers! So excited, we wait for this every year! And since I never dress up and go out, I plan to look awesome from head to toe (except that I'll be in flipflops...but my toes will be painted!), which means getting ready all day.

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