Current word count: 39,107 New words written: 354 Words til goal: 893 / 60 words a day til the end of September
After two days off, my writing was a bit slower this morning, but I’m trying to get back up to speed and finish this book by the end of the week. I’m now so close to my 40K goal, but I still have two chapters to go, so I know the book will be over. That’s ok. Trimming will come in the revision.
I had my critique group last night (got some great advice about the beginning of this novel) and learned about the passing of Patrick Swayze. So sad, although he had suffered from cancer for a while. My critique friend Sara and I remembered Swayze’s movies, especially Road House (buff Swayze) and Dirty Dancing (sexy dancing Swayze) and that oh so memorable line: “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”
Us writers strive to write clever, fun lines in books and movies, and when they are in movies, we need actors to make them memorable. Patrick Swayze did that for Baby, as well as “Ditto” in Ghost. Oh, Ghost.
Thank you, Patrick Swayze. You’ll be missed.
What’s your favorite Patrick Swayze movie line?