Yesterday Genna got mad

Today, she gets even.

In my quest to make my heroine the kick-butt hero of her own story, yesterday she took a really nasty situation in hand (with a cast-iron skillet, no less) and went one on one with a monster. Then, with the trophies of her monster-bashing stowed neatly away—but her prize ripped from her just as she was about to win the day—she went all McGyver and rigged up some pretty snazzy gimcracks to save herself from certain death.

Today, she’s going to go after the folks who stole her prize—and her chance of saving her village, her family, and her friends—away from her. She’s angry, she’s focused, and she’s more ready than she knows.

And I’m having a wonderful time. I got a bit ahead on the page count, I wrote a handful of new scenes that have really opened up the story and Genna’s character, and, in spite of the fact that I didn’t finish last night’s writing until 4 AM, and I’m unbelievably tired, I’m ready to go again.

Onward, following the lead of my ferocious young heroine-in-the-making.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

7 comments… add one
  • Inkblot Jul 21, 2007 @ 6:14

    Yay! Go Holly!!

    *o/* *o/* You can do it, you can do it!!
    *o/* *o/*

  • WritingAngel Jul 21, 2007 @ 4:16

    See!! Ride that rollercoaster, Holly. 🙂

  • Chassit Jul 20, 2007 @ 23:25

    Fantastic news, Holly! I just can’t wait to read this book!!! Well, now I’m gonna go back to rocking back and forth and waiting for this book to come out, heh.

  • shawna Jul 20, 2007 @ 17:22

    Cool! As long as she’s not chasing you… (grin)

  • Katherine Jul 20, 2007 @ 16:02

    Excellent! IMO, cast iron skillets are among the best, yet least appreciated, weapons in most fictional kitchens. They’re far better than knives for most situations. The only thing better is a *smoking hot* cast iron skillet…

  • Jess Jul 20, 2007 @ 14:08

    I don’t know whether to be glad for the update or upset at the tease. Have I mentioned how much I want to read this book? 😀

  • Liz Jul 20, 2007 @ 13:35

    Awesome news. 🙂

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