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?

16 comments:

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.

Catherine J 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.

Myrrh 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?

Catherine J 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.

Natalie L. Sin said...

The Drawing of Dolls sounds creepy!

Kim Kasch said...

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

:)

Jeremy Kelly 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 . . .

(:>)

Catherine J 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.

Catherine J Gardner said...

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

onipar... 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.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Every WIP counts. :)