Wednesday, October 14, 2009

WiP Wednesday



So, since I accidentally (perhaps intentionally) posted two posts yesterday, one of which was (so I thought) scheduled to post today . . .

I thought I'd give you a little bit of a WiP Wednesday for a change.

From The End to The Beginning is progressing nicely. I have about 2,500 words written on that project. It's slow going right now, because, well, it's quite difficult writing from The End to The Beginning. Trust me on that one.

Word Elimination - is still going on. Slowly. Surely. Inexorably. Do you like those lovely adjectives? I just decided to throw them out there, just for the heck of it. I might even throw a few more into this post before I'm done. I'm such a rebel sometimes.

Revision Phase of Another Project - I'm revamping the first few chapters and then we'll get into the nitty-gritty of the Second Draft phase. Wish me luck.

All of this, of course, has to do with balancing new writing with the whole editing thing of other projects in preparation for querying said other projects and still feeling that I'm accomplishing something.

Oh, then there's my short story for the Genre Wars thingy over at The Literary Lab. I've written the rough draft, and my blogger/facebook friend Robyn at Putting Pen to Paper has given me her brutal, I mean brutal, I might need therapy brutal - okay, seriously kidding - opinion of the rough draft. Yes, I'm paying close attention to all her suggestions. She's pretty much right on the mark with everything she said . . . and it was the rough, rough, pound the story out, draft of the short story.

Yes, my plate's pretty full. I didn't write last night because, well, I crashed on the couch with the boyz (Jesse and James) and watched some TV. I was tired. Very, very tired, and writing when I feel like that isn't pretty, not at all, not at all!

Hope everyone has a great and highly productive week.

S

7 comments:

ElanaJ said...

Man, I feel like such a loser. I hate WIP Wednesday. Everyone seems to be doing so much, when I've done, yeah, nothing.

Congrats on all you've done!

Scott said...

Elana - you've written/published an ebook. You're far from being a loser. Sometimes, not writing is the best thing of all. So what if you're currently in a not writing phase. You'll write again, and do a dang good job of it. Quit beating yourself up. Oh, and since you have so much excess time . . . I have some laundry that needs doing, and a glass shower that needs cleaning. Just a few suggestions to occupy your free time. : )

S

Anna C. Morrison said...

Congrats on the productivity!!! You totally deserve a night on the couch with the boyz.

Lady Glamis said...

I'm so glad you're getting something ready for the Genre Wars contest! Can't wait to read your work... although I won't know it's yours at the time. :)

Robyn Campbell said...

I'm such a DEVIL! :) I hope I helped. And pass the margaritas, please. Lots of 'em!

I wondered why you had two posts yesterday. Hmmm, messed up huh? Ahahahahahahaha!

Glad you didn't roll over on the boyz. :)

Congrats on the progress, my friend.

Jm Diaz said...

Good work on the WIP. @Lady Glamis, what is "Genre Wars" contest you speak of??

Scott said...

JM - thanks. There's a link in the post that will get you over to The Literary Lab, and the post about Genre Wars. Basically, short story contest with all entries due by December 1. The Lit Lab is a great group of people - Lady Glamis (aka Michelle), Davin, and (the other) Scott! You should check out the site. It's very informative, and the comments rock. Great discussions.