Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Untouched word count @ 29,500.

Oooh, yeah, so close to 30K I can taste it. Except not really, because you can't really taste words. Hm, or can you? What do words taste like? I guess it would vary, for example, I would imagine that purple prose would have a distinct sugary, sticky flavor, like a grape lollipop.

In other news, the first chapter of Untouched is up on CC in all it's drafty entirety. I already have one critique, but it wasn't as helpful as I would have hoped, and only the first 1/4th of the story was even critiqued. :( Hope I get some good critiques that cover the whole story- the newbie queue only allows a max of 6 critiques, so I'm a little disappointed about that.

*Fingers crossed*

UPDATE: I spent a couple minutes looking up the critter who critiqued my story and I discovered that English is not their native tongue. This makes me feel a bit better, because I really felt like they didn't understand the voice of the story at all, so perhaps my voice just doesn't translate well. Don't quite know what to make of that...


  1. You will get more critiques! And if you don't, let me know and I will do a detailed critique for you. I'm so pressed for time right now that if people don't ask me specifically, I don't seek out things to critique. I hope this changes in the future... I'll make it change! So keep me posted. :)

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  3. @Davin- Critique Circle, it's an online critique group Lady Glamis and I are a part of.

  4. no no, you can taste words! and the best part is that they taste like whatever you want. :)

  5. Thanks! I ended up finding it in another of your posts. Cool blog! I'm not a part of Critique circle, but I'd be happy to read your first chapter and critique it. Just let me know and I'll give you my email address.

  6. I'd liken purple prose to the colour lettuce turns when it goes bad. But I just really hate purple prose!