WiP Wednesday 4/20/14 to 4/26/14 — April 30, 2014

WiP Wednesday 4/20/14 to 4/26/14

Crazy busy week last week, but I did manage to get a little bit of work in.

I wrote and revised and rewrote my query for Woven several times in the last week. (I even got a critique on it by an awesomely nice real-live agent.) That’ll get revised a couple more times in May before I start querying Woven in June.

Character sheets for the superhero short story I’m working on were created this last week. Those are mostly done. I’ll still continue to tweak them and expand them as the days go by. However, I have also started writing the short story. I think you’re going to like these characters, friends. Keep your fingers crossed it gets accepted for the anthology I’m submitting it to.

The short story stands just shy of 850 words right now. The first draft is due at the end of the week. (Deadline I set for myself.) I should make it there piece of cake.

First round of revisions are nearly done on the first superhero novella (hereon referred to as RotWR). I’m rewriting the ending so it’s more action-packed and stuff which is why it’s going a bit slower than it should.

How are your WiPs going?

WiP Wednesday: A Goals Update — January 15, 2014

WiP Wednesday: A Goals Update

After feverishly writing all last week (some days more feverish than others), I succeeded in accomplishing goal #1 for the year.

Post with my 2014 Writing Goals and Hopes

Goal #1 was to finish the superhero book by mid-January. Well, by my calculation mid-January hit today.

And I officially wrote “The End” on draft one of the novella on Saturday. The book is rough and would need a lot of editing. I’m still trying to determine the relative futility of editing and polishing the book.

You may have seen my Tumblr posts or Twitter posts about wanting to cry on Saturday night. It was in relation to a book review I read on a geeky news site I follow. One about people with super powers. One about people with superpowers eerily like mine.

A book which I had not heard of let alone read before Saturday night.

So, goal #1 accomplished and onward toward accomplishing goal #2.

How are your WiPs going?

Happenings During My Absence — December 13, 2013

Happenings During My Absence

Wow. Sorry it’s been so long. I fear blogging may be losing its steam and edge when it comes to usefulness.

I know I certainly seem to have run out of things to talk about here. But on to the updates.

So, a while back I decided I was through writing. I’d lost the joy in something I’d always loved– reading. I want to reclaim that joy and I’m working on it. But the truth is, ever since I turned to writing as a serious venture, I have found my love of reading waning.

That decision, however, was short-lived. I’m writing again. But the hiatus from writing caused me to lose momentum on the rewrite of Woven. It’s still sitting there, asking to be finished. But I’ve utterly lost interest in the rewrite beyond changing the pronouns to make the book 1st Person POV and to write out the horses. (I realized having my characters travel on horseback was going to become a big hassle as the plot developed in future books in the trilogy.)

I’m writing a superhero story. It’s pretty awesome, I’m not gonna lie. (I may be biased. But I love my characters and their story.) I’m about 11K into the story and things are coming along nicely. There’s a lot more romance in this book. At least, it’s more in the fore when compared to Woven. It’s a nice experiment, seeing if I can manage to write a convincing romance that features so prominently.

I joined Tumblr (again). You can find me there at smwriter.tumblr.com. Over there it’s all about anything that tickles my writer fancy, which includes geeky stuff like video games and shipping my OTPs. If you’re on Tumblr let me know.

The Hobbit comes out today! Terribly exciting. I’m looking forward to seeing it.

This could very well be my last post before Christmas so I hope you all have a merry Christmas.

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