And now well...I'm still not finished my revision (LE SAD) but I am getting there! I spent most of yesterday on break from the internet, having a Write In with the FNC chicas, all of us hanging out and working on our WIPs, sometimes getting goofy and distracted, but mostly being productive. I'm back to feeling a bit obsessed/worried/freaked out about my first chapter EEEEEK!
But...I finally was ready to send out chapters 1-15 to my new official gamma readers Marybeth and Southern Princess. Which makes me happy because I know I'm thismuchcloser to finishing, but it also kind of terrifies me.
You'd think the thought of new people reading my book wouldn't scare me, considering the sorts of deals I make with the Universe AND the fact that I've agreed to Shannon's latest Dare in the Blog War--OMG did you see what that girl is asking me to do?!?!?!?!?!?
She is making me make my Webcam for Writers commercial spoof come to life!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!! Here's the script below for anyone who hasn't seen this post (it was one of my best of 2009)
(Read this in a sexy late-night-commercial voice-you know what I'm talking about!)
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Frankie Diane Mallis: Hi...I'm working on my novel STOLEN. Watch me type! Now I'm on twitter. I twitter about important things in life. Like my favorite quotes from Mean Girls. Ok back to my novel. Oooh look a sentence I don't like. I frown. Oooh look. A sentence I DO like. I smile. Watch my fingers on the key pad. Type, type, type. Now I am getting an idea for a plot point in book 4. Watch me write it on a notecard and stick it to my bulletin board for future reference. Now watch me type a brand new sentence. Very nice. Ok time for twitter!
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FDM: OMG, draft I hate you! HATE! HATE! HATE! Wait, no I mean I love you. I love you. Just stop being so difficult. What do you mean there's another adverb there? I thought I deleted them. Well don't tell Ninjadillo. Or Il Primo! Damnit plot why won't you fit in where I outlined you. NO! I outlined you first, you should fit. I. Outlined. You! Ok Frankie--stop all of this going with the flow crap, and...ok talking to yourself=bad sign. Oh no! More critiques have come in. I have to revise again! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! Come here useless paragraph. I delete you!
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FIN!I have no words right now...
But yeah, somehow I'm stilll super scared of what the gammas will say!!
And shall we add onto the embarassing things I must do?
Sure! Why not?
Time to Vote on Which Clueless Scene I'm going to recreate since I lost FNC Donna's Dare (totally finish my revision on Jan 1st)
I've gotten all of your suggestions and these are the top 3 scenes you want to see me do!
1) The POGO Scene (Put Out or Get Out)
If you vote for this scene, you'll get to see me play the role of douche-bag Elton, kicking Cher out of the car when she won't kiss him. You'll also see me playing the role of the robber who forces Cher to ruin her dress.
Cher: "Oh no you don't understand, this is an Aliyah"
Robber: "An A-whatta?"
Cher: "It's like a totally important designer."
Robber: "And I will totally shoot you in the head."
I'll also play the role of Cher. You'll get to see me whine a lot:-)
Cher and Christian watching
Spartacus Spar-at-acus. In this scene, I will roll off the bed.
This scene looks like it will hurt.
3. The Freeway Scene
The moment when Dionne accidentally drives onto the freeway, Murray screams, Dionne screams, Cher Screams, and little old ladies drive by and give them the finger. This scene, should you choose it, may or not may not include a small parody of some other famous music video that takes place in a car...
So there you go!