Wednesday 24 June 2009

WIP Wednesday

My second WIP Wednesday post, I guess it's lucky I finally have a WIP to write about. Or rather, why have one WIP when you can have two.

I've spent the past week (and most of the month) avoiding working on anything. Yesterday I sat down and decided to finally start work on my YA 'The Horrifiques'. I re-read the outline (impressed and left wondering why I'd delayed working on it), and then within the space of a day, I decided to pick-up my MG, 'Lucy Baxter & The Evil Emporium', again!!! I did this about a month ago - edited the manuscript, decided I hated it. I've given the manuscript a name change - The Drawing of Dolls - and I've started work on it hoping to turn it into a novella or maybe a short YA novel. Oh, and I've promised myself I will work on both (because I'm sure it's a delaying tactic to save the hard slog of writing a proper first draft).

So, here's where my WIP's stand - the estimated end figure is of course estimated:

The Horrifiques (YA) 1st Draft
1045 / 45,000 (2%)

The Drawing of Dolls
878 / 30,000 (3%)

Anyone else up for the WIP Wednesday challenge?


Katey said...

You know... I think I might be. It'd remind me that in spite of this being the official Summer of Laziness, I am actually working on a novel, and ought to keep writing...something every week, at least.

I like it. I'll do it!

Love the new Lucy Baxter title, too. As usual. I'd totally buy a bottle of your Titling Serum, you know.

Cate Gardner said...

YAY! I love to know where everyone is in their projects and it's a good way to keep on top of things.

Titling Serum? Maybe that's my way to get rich.

Mary Rajotte said...

I'm with Katey - Miss Cate's Titling Serum would fly off the shelves. I'd definitely order a crate's worth to daub on my pulse points.

I also was thinking about my WIP in the other day. hahaha - that's about as far as I got. But I suppose a subtle yearning is better than none at all, right?

Cate Gardner said...

I've spent most of the month yearning subtely. ;)

Katey said...

See, more serum requests! It's time!

And now I just have to go up the scattered pieces of my WIP, since it refuses to be written in order... you've given me a fun project for today :D

Aaron Polson said...

If I joined in, I would be shamed out the door.

Fox Lee said...

The Drawing of Dolls sounds creepy!

Kimbra Kasch said...

Love this WIP (Work In Progress Wednesday) very clever.


Unknown said...

My WIP is a short story called "Swallowing Stars" that I'm about 1000 words into.
After, its time to get started on something for Way of the Wizard. Yep. That's right. Gonna take a crack at old John Joseph.

K.C. Shaw said...

Nice start! I actually did quite a bit of writing today (although not as much as you). Maybe it's something to do with Wednesdays.

Brendan P. Myers said...

I can do without Devo being put into my head every Wednesday, but good going, I guess . . .


Cate Gardner said...

Aaron, I very much doubt that.

Natalie, I'm hoping it is.

Kim, it is, and unfortunately, it wasn't my idea. ;)

Love the title Jeremy, I think it should be published alongside my story, 'The Shelf Life of Stars'. There you go, a 'star' anthology. :)

KC, I never thought I'd say this - Wednesdays rock.

Brendon, I haven't a clue what Devo is... :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

All of my current WIP are in the editing stage, I am getting nowhere with wordcounts. :( Maybe after I get done with the mg book I have up next I can start something new.

Cate Gardner said...

I think editing counts. If I'm editing then it's my WIP. :) Or maybe I cheat.

Anthony Rapino said...

I think I'll take a stab at this next Wednesday. The only WIP I have at the moment is a short story in need of editing. But still, it's something.

I like your blog, I'll add you to my links.

Cate Gardner said...

Every WIP counts. :)