Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WIP Wednesday: Plugging Away


I've made some progress this week. I'm about half-way through my second draft of the WiP -- up to the 32,000-word mark.

I know there are some big rewrites to come -- a few plot/climax shifts -- so the bulk of the gruelling work is still ahead.

Still, I'm celebrating because it's going well. I'm writing almost every day, even if it's only for a short chunk of time. I know that even those half-hour bursts in front of the computer will pay off.

My natural inclination is to wait until I have a longer stretch of time to sit down and focus. But I find that if I'm in my novel more often, I'm more involved. I don't need to reread sections to remember where I am or what my characters are doing. Lots of short chunks are proving just as productive as one long (rare) stretch.

So, how are your projects going?

(Don't forget to leave three words to inspire me in the comments section of this post, and I'll write a short story about your three words with your name in it! Thanks!)

3 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're able to use those short chunks of time, Amy. It takes me about that long to really sink into my writing place (mentally, that is), so I try to avoid opening up that Word document unless I've got at least an hour.

    Keep plugging away!

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  2. That is such a good feeling! My wip is being reviewed by the editor and she just gave me my first feedback with a "it won't be hard to fix." yeah, famous last words!

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  3. I've put an revised WIP away to simmer for a while. Now I'm getting ready to start something brand new. It's kind of scary and intimidating but always exciting to start something from scratch.

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