So, this house stuff is getting out of control. That may be an understatement. I think it's well and truly out of control as we speak (type). Remember that switch I mentioned? Well, it's been flipped and locked into place. I can't go to a store without thoroughly casing the joint for housewares...and, in fact, I mostly go to stores for that specific reason. The husband is due to return sometime this weekend, so I have to get it together before then. But the list of stuff I need/want/must have/can't live without only gets larger with each new purchase. Talk about knocking open Pandora's Box (and the box goes really well with the theme in the living room, btw). The house looks great, but I'll need to freeze my credit cards in a block of ice if this goes any further...then throw that block of ice in a river.
On the writing front, things are going swimmingly (writingly? Why isn't that a word?). I hit over 4k words on the WIP for the second day in a row, nudging me close to 119k overall. I'd hoped to keep it below 100,000 words, but I think we all knew that was never going to happen. I just might finish it by the end of next week (well, this depends on when exactly the husband gets home--should be this weekend for good!--and if he'll hang around the house before reporting to his new unit, which will cut into writing time). I hope to keep it around 130k and then shave away at least 20,000 words in the first edit. Unfortunately, I still don't know how it's going to end, but I've already had one surprise from my male lead. Turns out, he's not a bad guy after all. Who knew? Not me, that's for sure, even though I made him up. These damned characters just do whatever the hell they want whenever they hell they want.
Oh! Also, an agent is currently reading the novel I shopped around at the beginning of the month. So, yay. Let's hope something good comes of that. My fingers hurt from staying crossed so much. I haven't heard from all the agents I queried yet, so maybe I'll get more good news. Won't hold my breath though...mostly because it wouldn't help if I did.
What's next after I finish the current WIP, you ask? Well, I'm going to spend two weeks writing short stories. Last time, I did about 6 in the 2 week break after a major edit. I'd like to do the same this time, that way I'll have more material to send out to literary magazines. So far I've sent out zero stories. Yeah. I should get on that...