Woo, Wednesday! Time for America’s Next Top Model, homemade pizza, and WIP Wednesday. I haven’t done a WIP Wednesday in quite some time. Let’s check in, shall we?
First off, I’m rounding the corner to Home on my current novel. Do I know how it ends? Of course not. I never plan my work that far in advance. I continue to be surprised until the very last page. EXCEPT for my one exception, STORMLIGHT, which is my next full-length WIP. I have that thing outlined from start to finish, and I’m fairly baffled at my own behavior, I must say. But that’s leaping ahead! The current WIP is coming along nicely. I plan to fast-track it for the next two weeks, and it is a lovely, lovely feeling. I also have a dear friend clamoring for a chapter a night. I shan’t disappoint. This is because I love her. This is also because we were children together and she can blackmail me until the day I die.
I’m also working on a short story for a rather intriguing anthology. My story features a character named Oliver who was actually created by a member of my writer’s group. He found the inspiration for Oliver in one of my other works. So my story is based on a story based on a story. I love the complex layers of this. It adds an extra level of fun.
Also, I was in a bet with Battle Bunny to write 40,000 words by March 25. The loser had to buy the winner Heavy Rain for the PS3. Two wonderful things happened: Heavy Rain dropped in price (YAY!) and Battle Bunny told me last night that he already bought me my copy. He still has a bit over a week to reach his goal, but he says isn’t going to happen. Before I prance around and declare myself the winner (I won I won I won!) I need to reach my own 40,000 words first. Can I do it? Definitely. I thrive on the challenge.
How is your current WIP going? What helps keep your momentum?