Been a long time since I posted, as I took a break from writing for a while. Apparently facing one's personal demons through writing isn't really cathartic, it just kills the muse, lol (and I'm referring to the last story I wrote under my real name, so no, you won't be seeing that story promoted in this blog or on my Savannah Madanelle website, sorry).
Anyways, I've got a ton of different story ideas that have been floating around in my brain, but only one jumped up and down and screamed for attention so much that it brought me out of hibernation and back into writing. And BOY did it ever! Here's the daily totals for the hand written work...
Day 1: 24.5 pages
Day 2: 14.5
Day 3: 30
Day 4: 16
Today's total: 39 pages!
And yes, my writing hand is killing me, and yes, I've gone through four brand new pens now, and no, I haven't typed up any of it, and probably won't until it's finished. Though when I told my mother it featured twin brothers, both dead ringers for the actor Christian Bale, she, um, strongly suggested I type up what I had and send it to her for an informal critique. But her crits are HARD! No grammer or spelling, just "this is boring, get to the good stuff" and "why are you going into detail here? throw all this out!" and "you skipped over this too much; go back and give it more detail". She's good, but MAN she's tough! And since this is my first WIP in forever, I'm just not quite ready to show my new baby to anyone. But soon, Mom, I promise!
And while I was on hiatus, everyone started reviewing my books! I got 5 and 4.5 star reviews that made me bawl like a baby! Too tired to look up all the links for reposting here tonight, but I'll get them added here in the next couple of days. In the meantime if you're dying of curiosity, you can see highlight quotes from each review plus their rating level (5 stars, 4.5 stars, etc.) on the main Midnight Dream Girls website page (go to my website at http://www.savannahmadanelle.com, then click on the MDG link on the right side of the page). The review quotes are set up as an automated scrolling window in the middle of the page.
Now I'm off to bed, tired, exhilarated, and quite frankly, thrilled to death to be a writer today!