Oh, the joy, the pain, the bleeding has begun. This year, I am writing something completely new. My husband and I were having a chat and this idea popped into my head. We discussed it a little more, and the idea just grew from there. And it is fun. And it is funny. In my head it is, at least. And that is the most important place :)
So, herewith a snippet of the mess that is currently known as Mr Universe:
“Well, we all miss home,” Laura tried to be strong, “But we are here now, and we may as well make the best of it. At least, as far as I know, we are still in our galaxy, so if you guys flake out in this round, we can all go home quickly.”
“Flake out!” Laurence exclaimed. “Do you really think we don’t stand a chance? We are the most beautiful people on our planet!”
Laura shook her head. “No, no, no, that’s not what I meant.” She had vastly underestimated the vanity of beautiful people and didn’t think that they would even want to participate in this strange event.
“Vat did you mean then?” the air got a little colder and Svetlana seemed much taller.
Laura took a deep breath, blinked just long enough to pull herself together and said “Look, this is a little... well, odd, don’t you think? And sudden. I just need time to, well, adjust. And I thought you may too.”
And all I can add is that I cannot wait to write the swimsuit section of this strange event.
Current word count: 4283 (9% complete)
This means I am just about 700 words short of where I should be today, but I knew I wouldn’t get much writing done during the week, as I can catch up on week-ends.
Personal target word count for the week: 15k
This should give me a small buffer for next week again.