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I Might Be Crazy

What did I do that might make me crazy? Find out here.

 

I did it. 

Remember that contest I was talking about? The whole "So You Think You Can Write" contest that I was going to enter? 

I entered it. 

I submitted a 5,000-word first chapter of a novel I'm working on titled Pink Diamonds. But why does that make me crazy? Because I have to finish it—60,000 words!—by Oct. 12. 

"How many words do you have right now, Danielle?" you ask. 

Yeah... um... 18,000.

"But Oct. 12 is only 14 days away!" you exclaim.

Yes, please, don't tell me. I'm painfully aware of that. 

"And you have a full-time job telling all us about the city of Woburn!" you shout.

Yes, indeed I do. 

So that's why your intrepid Woburn Patch Local Editor might be crazy. But I've always wanted to be a novelist, so writing Pink Diamonds hasn't felt like work at all. Well, except for that bout of writer's block last week. But other than that, I've been all right. 

I hope you'll take a minute to read my first chapter at the So You Think You Can Write website

And starting Oct. 2, you can vote for it and possibly propel me to the next round in the contest. But I'll tell you all about that next week.  

Thank you for taking the time to read Pink Diamonds. Be sure to tell me in the comments what you think of it! And follow me on Facebook for updates, sneak peeks into the book and more!

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Earnhardt September 29, 2012 at 04:06 PM
You can do it Danielle. will read it tonight. I bet it's great. I will let you know. Heading to the pond for some rainy day fishing!
Athena September 29, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Way to go Danielle! Keep on plugging away, thats quite an accomplishment, Ill also read it and vote for you!
Earnhardt September 29, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Nice job, You have my vote, The Days of Our Lives reference reminds me of my mom. Her Favorite soap! Again, nice job :)
Athena September 29, 2012 at 09:12 PM
I just read it.. I want to read the rest of it!!! You got me hooked :)
Earnhardt September 29, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Hey Athena. it's pretty good!
Athena September 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Earnhardt, yah it is! I want to read the rest!!!
Laurie October 08, 2012 at 02:54 PM
I just read your first chapter. As an avid romance reader I would like to say I can't wait to read the rest of your book. You have my vote. Best of luck.

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