Monday, February 15, 2010


WHEW! I'm finally finished with Merrick and Samuel's story! I had every intention of having it finished yesterday, but Chris had other plans. He took a vacation day yesterday so we could spend Valentine's Day together. How can a girl resist that?

Final word count for Merrick and Samuel's story is 29,750. I almost made 30,000. I predict that Sidney's story will be at least as long as Merrick's. He's been pestering me more than every other character living in my head, so he's next. I'm going to take all of friends advice and make him fall for a nerdy hero. Thanks for your input with that idea, I appreciate it:)

All I need to do before I sent it off is a title and a synopsis written. I dread both. Ironic since I've reviewed so many books, but for some reason writing a summary for my own is difficult. Isn't that strange?

I hope everyone had a great Valentine's day. Thanks again for the encouragement, y'all. I appreciate it!


  1. Yeah!!! Congrats on finishing Merrick and Samuel's story! I look forward to reading it :)

    Don't even get me started on titles and writing a synopsis. Dread, dread, dread both. I have found though, that it's easier to write the synopsis before I write the book, and then just tweak it after I finish the book. Easier not to get mired in details when I don't know all those details yet. LOL

  2. Thanks for the tip, Ava:) I'll have to try that with Sidney's book!

  3. Congrats, Shell Bell! That's very good news. I'm know you're happy it's finally finished. Get that synopsis done and submit it.
    GO YOU!

  4. Congrats on finishing!!

    I'm looking forward to reading Merrick and Samuel's story.

  5. Oh good lord, no. I can never ever ever ever write a synopsis before the book is written. But then certain people plan their stories to death before getting around to writing them.

    The story is fabulous. I'll send you my thoughts later when I get home, but congrats on finishing! Great job

  6. Congratulations! I can't wait for your story. I know it's going to be sweet and sexy.

    The hottie in the picture is just calling to me . . .

    Ava and Shawn, you two crack me up with your banter!

  7. Thanks y'all! I'm going to write the dreaded synopsis tonight and hopefully submit it soon afterward.
    Thanks for everything y'all!

    Eyre-I love him, too. I wish I knew his real name!

  8. That's awesome, Shell! I can't wait to read it. Love that eye candy (merrick) too!

  9. Congrats, Shell! I'll be waiting impatiently to read it.