Wednesday, 16 December 2009

WIP Wednesday - Under Construction


It's almost here... No, not the season of joy and goodwill to all men (and Editors bearing rejection letters). I'm talking about January 1st, that magical time when we believe all our dreams will come true, and yes we will work harder than we have ever worked before, and write better than we have ever... Yawn. I swear the elves are sprinkling magic dust over my shoulders. It's a strange old time of year.

So, my early 2010 looks pretty much like this...

Finish 'Grim Glass Vein' and make it the most sparkly book ever written (even sparklier than Meyer's vampires only there are no sharp teethed ones here).

Then I have the in-construction-plans for two novellas, both science fictionish. "When Orange Lanterns Lit the World" is more dystopian future (I've fallen in love with dystopia this year), and "The Moth Brigade" (title will change) is a little steampunkish affair that may be past-set or may be future-set and probably won't be all that steampunkish at all. I love it when I make no sense at all.

And before all that I really need to finish start the story about an awakened marionette that keeps nagging at me. I'm sure it'll be brilliant, I just need to drag it out of. Now where's my hook?

15 comments:

Jeremy D Brooks said...

I swear, if I ever write anything really good, I'm going to ask you to title it.

Cate Gardner said...

I'm sure you already have. :D Written something really good that is.

Matt said...

Ooo. Love a good dystopia! I was on a panel about dystopian futures a couple of years back, it was great fun.

And I just finished a steampunkish story myself. Going through the edits now, but, as you said, it's steampunkish but maybe not steampunkish.

Maybe we're receiving signals on the same wavelength of the idea radio!

Cate Gardner said...

Next broadcast is mine. :D

Aaron Polson said...

I still haven't nailed down "steampunk" myself. If only we didn't rely on so much electricity! (heh)

Cate Gardner said...

Maybe we could invent ElectricityPunk, there are already a collection of pylons in my soon to be WIP.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I remember trying to get Ying to listen to a talk on dystopia in fiction. He walked out, and still rants about how we just "sit around talking" and nothing was accomplished. Scientists are SO cute : )

Alan W. Davidson said...

You go girl!

(The Orange Lantern business sounds very intriguing...)

Jamie Eyberg said...

You are a busy girl. Busy, busy, busy.

Cate Gardner said...

Natalie, your Ying sounds so adorable.

Thanks, Alan.

Jamie, well my mind is even if my fingers aren't. Ahem!

Cory said...

Resolutions are terrifying. I accomplished so few of mine this year I'm not sure it's wise to make any for 2010.

Even from what little I've heard of these projects so far, they sound absolutely fascinating. (And I agree that your titles are fabulous. I'm envious!)

K.C. Shaw said...

Your goals sound imminently do-able. Especially the sparkly goal!

Cate Gardner said...

Cory, I love resolutions in January and hate them in November.

KC, I do have lots of glitter in the house.

katey said...

Can I just say how excited I am that the steampunkish project is a go? Because man. I am excited. Eeee!

Danielle Ferries said...

Am very intrigued about the awakened marionette.