I’m counting down- only two more weeks until I meet with my beta readers for HATSHEPSUT: FEMALE PHARAOH and then I get to go to town revising. I’m kind of a nerd (you knew that already), but I’m pretty excited to get back to work!
My goals for this weekend? Polish my bloody synopsis and get a solid 2,500 words written in RELUCTANT QUEEN.
And here’s your word for the weekend!
FUSTY: (adjective) musty, moldy
The cork on my bottle of old vine zinfandel was fusty, but I drank it anyway.
Inspired by the quote on the cork of my recent bottle: What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? -W.C. Fields
I'm always excited to get back to work too and I think: Say it loud, Say it proud!
I'm actually torn right now between going back to revising and finishing this Helen book. I'm starting to twitch about getting my query out, because I'm really excited about the one I wrote. It's splitting my focus 🙁
Maybe I feel like my manuscript is so neglected that it's getting fusty?
Hehehe… I like the vocab word today. It makes me giggle.
Amalia- I don't think I know what your first book is about. Is it historical fiction too?
I really should clean, for everything's musty,
But the wine in my glass I'm going to drink fusty.
It's part historical fiction, part urban fantasy.
Maybe sometime I can share my query with you?
I found the word "fusty" awhile back when looking for words to describe bad smells. It's very effectively, even with rhyming couplets like Gary's.
I like that word… Fusty…. I'm going to start using it. Good luck on working hard this weekend!!
Congratulations on moving to the next phase of your writing. We've had some wonderful posts around the blogsphere lately abot revising, that should help you a lot too.
Amalia- I would loooooooove to see your query!
Gary- Love the couplet! I had no idea you were a poet! 🙂
Tamika- There has been some great info on revising and I plan to use it all! Mwahahaha!
My query has gone all fusty, gah.
YAY on getting HATSHEPSUT back!
I'll email it 🙂
Speaking of a synopsis, I've been really avoiding writing one for TLCC — think I'll keep avoiding it and let my synopsis writing skills get fusty (a stretch, I know, but c'est bien).