Tuesday, May 12, 2009

10-hour flights = 10,000 words?

I'm off to Paris!!

I'm bringing with me:

* Aprilynne Pike's WINGS
* Melissa Marr's WICKED LOVELY
* and my laptop!

If I can crank out 1,000 to 2,000 words an hour, to and fro Paris, I just may complete 98% of FRIENDS WITH DEATH!

I still need to do some skydiving and hospital/diagnosis research - the last 2% - but that can wait until I return.

My internet access will probably be spotty so my blog updates will be far and few. My best-dad-ever recently surprised me with a really cool Flip video camera (ultra HD), so once I'm back, I'm going to try and review all the Young Adult books I've read via video!

I hope everyone has a fabulous two weeks!

Au revoir!


Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Oh, Christine! Have a FABULOUS time! Paris is one of my favorite cities - it's gorgeous. Actually, I came home from Paris a couple years ago and wrote a whole novel set there called IN A PARIS MINUTE.

You have big dreams, girl! To write a whole book on the plane. Good luck!

Be safe.

Eric said...

Wow, good luck with that. If you're able to keep up that pace over a 10 hour stretch, that is awesome.

cindy said...

utterly envious! have loads of fun! i hope you take a lot of fotos!

Christine said...

Kimberley - everybody always told me how beautiful Paris is. Turns out, everybody was right!

Did you ever publish IN A PARIS MINUTE? I love it when a place inspires like that. For me, I found my imagination swirling when I arrived in Brussels.

I do have big dreams (just as big as yours)! I actually didn't start the book on the plane, it was already 50% done. I was hoping to finish it. I didn't, but I'm thisclose!

I hope all is well with you. I know you've got a busy, busy schedule. I'll swing by your blog to see what you're up to!



Christine said...

Hi Eric, thanks for stopping by!

Sometimes I can write 2,000 words in an hour and sometimes I can only write 314.

The muse is a tease like that.

Christine said...

Cindy! I actually (finally) uploaded my fotos yesterday. All 569 of them.

It's going to take awhile to go through!

I miss your food posts, btw!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Welcome home! Haven't sold PARIS MINUTE yet, but I will!

Good luck finishing your book! That's great and I'm so glad you had a wonderful time!

(On my research trip in April I took over 900 pictures! I just got on Facebook and I posted some of the pics. More to come! So *friend* me on Facebook!)