Wednesday, 16 September 2009

WIP Wednesday - The Ego Has Landed

I love the second draft of Grim Glass Vein - love, adore, 'tis a beautiful thing. Honest, this is the best thing I've ever written, I'm riding a tide of euphoria. See, wee Sydney agrees with me...




We're having so much fun and our ego's are growing so large and wonderful, in fact I have to be careful not to stand up too quickly or all the blood in my very large head sloshes about. Word count is 7,403 out of a projected 60,000. What am I saying? Projected? I am doing such a wonderful job, I can have any word count I like. I feel that good. Nothing can go wrong. Right?

I think I'll make a cup of tea, eat some cake, and plan my Nebula speech.




"Cate’s manuscript is so wonderful, I know I’m in safe hands... Ooh, I don’t think she’s noticed the swimming pool in the plot. I think I’ll take a dip while she isn’t looking."

19 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Wait, cake? What kind of cake?

I'm very hungry right now ; )

Cate Gardner said...

Mini Rolls. Chocolate, chocolate sponge and cream - yum!

Jamie Eyberg said...

If you think it it must be true. Can't wait to see the finished product (in bookstores and on national bestseller lists around the world.).

Cate Gardner said...

Definitely going to top the bestseller lists for months... I won't change my mind a week from now, I promise... Erm, cripes, my nose just hit the screen.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Euphoria and cake, is there any better combo? Gorge, gorge, gorge.

Aaron Polson said...

I say: eat the cake. Eat a lot of cake.

You can't eat a Nebula. ;)

Laura Eno said...

I wonder if the shark likes cake too? Congrats on feeling wonderful about the draft!

onipar... said...

Sounds like things are going...wait for it...swimmingly! HA!

Alan W. Davidson said...

Liked the "Ego" title, and good usage of Jaws.

Danielle Ferries said...

Very much looking forward to seeing this finished product.

katey said...

HAHA your comics and captions are made of pure unadulterated WIN, Cate. Sounds like something I'd really, really enjoy reading.

Just saying. You know. Should the need strike you. I'm here. Really.

Cate Gardner said...

I am a wondrous thing at the moment... The fall is going to bite my ass with jaws-sized choppers.


Katey - please, please, a world of please.

MeganRebekah said...

Our egos are a great thing, huh? Good luck with the WIP!!

Carrie Harris said...

After you're done with your award winning book, you need to write a comic book.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Megan.

Carrie, I've considered that (of course) but have instead decided to do a feature-length animated movie instead. I think my talents are that wonderful/amazing/bull..Brilliant.

K.C. Shaw said...

Hehehe, that pool looks so inviting....

I bet it really is as good as you think.

Mercedes said...

Your ego deserves it. Let it fly! Let it fly! :D

Cate Gardner said...

Kate, of course it is. ;)

Mercedes, my ego is expanding at such a rate it should hit Las Vegas at about noon today.

Barry Napier said...

Is ther REALLY such thing as en ago if the credit is so well deserved?