Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WiP Wednesday

So, right now I have two Works in Progress (WiP).

The first is the rough draft that is currently in the distance stage - that is, I can't begin editing until I've created the necessary distance. Okay, I've pretty much failed in that endeavor. I have added things here and there, but nothing . . . too major, well, just a bit major, maybe! Ha!

Still, I haven't delved into the major edits of the post Rough Draft phase . . . yet. That should happen this weekend.

The second project is Book II. I'm working on this a bit, but not wholeheartedly . . . at least not at this point.

At this point, I have the introduction - crime, motive, suspects, detectives introduced - done, and a start to the rising action. I'm almost 50 pages into the project, maybe 5,000 or so words.

The whole reason I'm even working on this project is the off chance that, with the way Book I ended, an agent (woo-hoo) might ask Well, what else do you have planned for these characters?

So, a bit of pre-planning on my part, combined with a driving need to write now, meant I needed something to work on beyond the editing phase of a project.

S

5 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Go, Scott, go!

Domey Malasarn said...

Yay, Scott! You are sounding so methodical. Good luck with your work!

Robyn Campbell said...

Sounds like a great reason to write the book. Maybe the characters are trying to tell you something. Close your eyes and listen. :)

And do everything wholeheartedly. :)

Tess said...

crime? motive? detectives? me like!

Scott said...

Angie - thanks. I need all the encouragement I can get.

Domey - thanks! Every writing project is different, and these last two very different. Still, I'm having fun and that's what matters most in this crazy writing life. Okay, publicaton mattes a bit. : )

Robyn - definitely doing everything wholeheartedly. I really wasn't intending to do anything more regarding a second book, other than maybe figure out the crime. 11,000 words later . . .

Tess - you like? Good. I may hit you up to beta read at some point on Book I . . . once I get through a few more edit phases.

S