Today I'm talking Works in Progress (WiPs) because I haven't blogged about them in awhile. Probably because I'm now on a Blog Schedule that does not include "WiP Wednesdays." So, WiP Monday it is!
I have three WiPs in three different stages of development. I've given them all nicknames which may or may not be part of their titles.
- SEAGULL: This one's almost ready for a secondary round of submissions after a bunch of revisions. She's going to get a title overhaul, too, but I'm not sure what that will be yet. I'm still waiting to declare her perfect-as-possible and then we'll see about finalizing that pesky new title.
- BUTTERFLY: This is my sweet little book, which unfortunately also happens to be enigmatic. In other words, she doesn't fit where she's supposed to fit. She may not be YA, but she's not MG ... and are coming-of-age stories salable, anyway? All this remains to be seen. For now, she is shelved and waiting to be reborn, like the butterfly that she is.
- CRAZY: The nickname says it all. This book is crazy, and the main character is a bad girl. I'm having a lot of fun writing her because I'm not a bad girl, but she is also difficult to write for the same reason. I wrote the first draft of this baby during Nano last year, and am writing a second draft now. Let me tell you, it's a complete overhaul. Characters needed to change. A bunch of it needs tossing (and flogging). The whole story needs to be re-imagined. Yeah. But it's fun -- one of my favorite parts of this thing called writing novels. And just to tell you how complete this overhaul is, I'm not even referring to draft one. That was so last November.