Sunday, 6 March 2011

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles


My four-year-old nephew broke his dad's heart this week when he told him the cheapo bubble blower he received from a pre-school friend was the best present ever. You know after my brother had scoured the four corners of the flat earth for the present he really, really wanted.

I think we're all buying him cardboard boxes next year ;)

Finished the first draft of my novella, Barbed Wire Hearts, yesterday at 24,100 words. Hoping to bury my head in it today and next few days and get a decent portion of the next draft done. Of course, I may end up twittering as per usual but if you don't hear from me here, on twitter or on your blog, then I'm being a very good girl. Will make a change.

13 comments:

onipar... said...

Yeah, kids can be like that. It's like when infants decide the wrapping paper is the best part of the present.

Congrats on finishing the first draft, and good luck editing.

Michael Stone said...

Congratulations on finishing the first draft! Is Barb Wire Hearts the project that you started not knowing how long it would be? You have so many things up in the air it's hard to keep track. :)

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Anthony. Kids *shakes head*

It is, Mike. And I guess it's novella length ;)

K.C. Shaw said...

Congrats on finishing! Good luck with the edits. I love love love that title (I love love love all your titles, actually).

Mary Rajotte said...

Congrats, Cate! As with everything you write, I look forward to immersing myself in your world.

If you see me tweeting too much today, rap my knuckles. I need a little discipline so I don't keep watching that Kiefer trailer all day instead of writing.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Kate.

Will do, Mary :D

Aaron Polson said...

God, it always feels good to finish a draft. Way to go, Cate.

(and if anything can beat bubbles, it's cardboard)

Cate Gardner said...

I thought I was on to a winner with cardboard, Aaron ;)

Ken Lindsey said...

Finishing a first draft is always a victory, so good job! Also, yeah... kids are the toughest audience when it comes to present buying :)

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Ken

Natalie L. Sin said...

You see a kid making bubbles, I see a school of small flying piranha about to eat her.

Danielle Ferries said...

Kids are unpredictably frustrating but very adorable.

Congrats on finishing the draft and good luck with the editing.

Cate Gardner said...

Lol! Natalie

Thanks, Danielle