In the Zone....the Midnight Zone!!

Well, I've delved into the into the zone...THE MIDNIGHT ZONE this weekend. for those who don't know, that's the title of my latest WIP. The seedgerm of this idea hit me last year while I was preparing for the 2005 ACFW conference. But I never really got terribly serious about it--until this last month. It's a rockin' story, set in the Deep Ocean--a layer called the Bathypelagic or Midnight Zone. I didn't get any writing done at all on Saturday, but on Sunday, I burrowed in and wrote from about 3pm until just before midnight (no pun intended)--and got a LOT done. I wrote over 12,000 words, bringing my word count to just below 75k, which was my goal for this weekend. WOO-HOO!!! (can you hear the star wars fighter pilot saying in monotone, stay on target...stay on target...almost there...) My goal of finishing this story by the end of the month doesn't feel so far out of reach now. I've already read through portions of what I wrote yesterday and was duly impressed, if I do say so myself. :-D Of course, I still hold my own personal record for writing Brand & Bound in roughly thirty days--and it was a fairly clean write (save typos and stuff like that). Yeah, that still tickles me. ;-)

On Saturday, I went wtih my hubby to the "spousal interview," which was very deceptively worded. LOL No, seriously--it was NOT an interview, but more of an information session in which the special agent made it VERY clear that being in that meeting did not guarantee the applicant (Brian) would be going to Quantico. All that, she said, was dependent on the polygraph results and the background investigation. It was quite fascinating though. We watched an hour-long documentary on the making of a G-man. One thing that became very clear to me--God creates each one of us very differently. I also saw that my husband, if he makes it to quantico, will need a very thick covering of prayer. That academy is GRUELING!!! Me, Ronie, I'd never make it. The agent asked when it was over (speaking to the applicants of course) asked if anyone was discouraged. I looked at Brian and said, "Well, I'm not going." :-D

I hope everyone has a great week and the blessings of God are made real to you!!

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6 Responses
  1. Congrats on all the writing, Ronie! Way to go! I just love it when it pours out like that.

    And keep us updated on hubby's progress. It sounds exciting and scary all at once.

  2. Praying for you and your hubby!

  3. over 12k... hmmm robin's favorite phrase comes to mind right about now. ;-p

    praying for you and hubby!

  4. Opps, I was wrong. Only 12K. LOL

  5. 12K? Can I be ill now? LOL! Way to go, girl. You amaze me. Here I'm thinking I did good with 5k in a week. LOL! Not to shabby though for this girl.

    Midnight Zone rocks! Can't wait to see it in print!

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