Wednesday, 22 September 2010

WIP Wednesday - Rhyme, No Reason

I almost posted the below rhyme today...

It's raining, it's pouring
and Cate is feeling boring
she went to bed with a story problem in her head
and hadn't solved it by morning

...and I guess I did still post it. Only that wasn't all I posted because there's more (you're safe, no more rhymes).

Still working on ideas for my mad escapade novella, which now has 7,500+ words of notes and a pretend title - The Museum of Impossible Artefacts. The story construction reminds me a little of Theatre of Curious Acts (that's my book in case anyone googles it and goes, what the?), shuffling over different time periods and well, it's just bonkers. In my head. It should be my NaNoWriMo project (with a couple of shorts thrown in for good measure, or hey, it may turn out to be a novel. On my knees, please God).

On the short story side. I completed #10bythen. Phew! In fact, I'm up to eleven submissions thanks to thoughtful rejections. Editors, seriously, you don't have to worry about me anymore, I have my ten submissions and don't need any more rejections. Good of you to assist though. Consider yourself hugged. Hard. My bowler hat/mailbox man is still stewing - I may add some bones and cobwebs later; and I've resurrected my Shock Totem comp entry (and its prequel) from earlier this year and am editing, editing, editing.

Oh, and did I say no more rhymes... Well I didn't lie. Honest.

15 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Busy, busy. #10bythen has a number of writerly folk hopping.

Robert said...

That song always reminds me of Con Air ... unfortunately?

Cate Gardner said...

It does, Aaron. It certainly made me move my butt.

Very unfortunate indeed, Robert.

Lee Thompson said...

You're rocking, Cate!

Andrea Allison said...

I see y'all having tons of fun with the #10bythen. Been thinking about joining in next month to help get me motivated for Nano.

Milo James Fowler said...

My past week has been strangely rejection-free. No acceptances either, though. =[

Natalie L. Sin said...

Man, you're busy! Teach me how to unfreeze my brain?

Cate Gardner said...

Ha, I wish, Lee.

You should do it, Andrea. It's a great motivator.

Milo, I wish for your luck. ;)

Ha, it's all an illusion, Natalie.

K.C. Shaw said...

Mad escapade novels should be encouraged whenever possible. I hope the story problem has worked itself out by now!

onipar... said...

I liked the rhyme! :-D Congrats on finishing #10bythen this month. I'm starting to get a little worried about my own submission progress...

Cate Gardner said...

I agree, Kate (on the mad escapade that is).

Thanks, Anthony. Oh, and I wouldn't. As long as we're subbing who cares if we make ten or not.

katey said...

<3 for the rhyme!

Congratulations on 10bythen. Having tried it that one time, I fully understand the pain. And you rock.

Danielle Ferries said...

Well done!

You make me want to go and hide in shame for my lack of submissions.

Barry Napier said...

I can never hear that song without thinking of ConAir and Nick Cage saying "Put the bunny down."

Another reason I dislike Michael Bay.

Simon C. Larter said...

Oh, bollocks. I haven't even started #10bythen. I may panic. Or start the heavy drinking. Or both. >.<

Congrats on cranking out the subs well before deadline, though, good lady!