19,552 words so far. There are only a couple of days left, but I think I can make it. For some reason I keep forgetting to update my word count on my NaNo page. Oh well, if I do it before the 30th I think I'll be in good shape.
Moving right along to my cry for help. Many of you know I finished the most recent edits of my finished manuscript, Fire and Ice, and I've finally come to the point where I can do no more...on my own. I have a couple people looking over it right now, but I could always use more insight (and I welcome it). So, my request is this: are any of you interested in beta reading for me? I need two or three more perspectives, and it would be so wonderful to get a little extra help. I mean, I think we all get to the point where we can't do anymore without it. I've really pushed myself and I'm finally comfortable enough to let others take a look at it and give me some advice on what I'm doing wrong, and what I'm doing right. It's harder to notice your own flaws. I am more than willing to do a tradeoff. If you a need a beta reader, or even a critiquer, I am your gal. I've been focusing so much this month on writing, that in December I want to rest a little, which is perfect timing if you want me to read your stuff. And I'm a very fast reader. If you are interested leave me a comment with an e-mail address or e-mail me at prernapickett at yahoo.com and I'll give you the details. Thanks for sticking with me you guys! And I should also mention that I don't take critiques personally. I've learned that in order to improve, constructive criticism is much needed. Good luck to any of you still participating in NaNo. There's only so much time left, but you can achieve your goal!