WIP(s) Wednesday


I haven’t done a WIP Wednesday in quite a while.  Why is that, I wonder?  Oh yeah, because I look at my WIP folder and my eyes bug out of my head.  Like this.

First thing, I’m trying with the utmost valor to finish my demon novel ASAP so that my writer’s group can comb through it one more time with a fine-toothed comb.  I’m turning it into my agent on Monday, September 5th and then we’re throwing a party! Until he requests more edits! And then the fun begins with a new intensity.  I am also currently working on:

◊ an essay about baby weight/self for an anthology put out by an awesome woman and dear friend (due ASAP)

◊ a short story titled Tattoo Your Loneliness on My Skin (due next month)

◊ an “I’m going crazy!” piece for a third anthology (due…next month? Are we still in freakin’ August?)

◊ the opening chapters of my next novel, titled Stormlight

You think I’d be all efficient and organized, knocking these out 1-2-3.  And maybe I would, but I’m rocking my sweet Cyborg Ninja child with my foot while I type.  Time (and sleep!  Blessed, blessed SLEEP!) is precious, and I’m finding that I’m having a lot more trouble concentrating than usu–SQUIRREL.

What are you working on, my dear friends? I miss you!  Keep me in the loop. 🙂



6 Comments on “WIP(s) Wednesday”

  1. I’ve got 6 short stories in progress, all due in the next few months, tho one is actually done save for edits and will be subbed this week. I’ve also been tossing around the idea of actually sitting down and typing out a novel I have outlined and plotted, but I’m not sure when I’ll have time for that. Plus, you know, editing books for DB. Which I should probably be doing right now.

  2. Oh my dearest Mercedes, you are getting so very much done while taking care of three children (including said cyborg Ninja) and a husband that I feel like a total slug. I am getting almost ZERO done and it has been that way for a while. There are reasons but next to all you do they sound like excuses. You whip out your work and I amble along like a little duck.

    I just hope that in the midst of it all you are taking care of yourself too. I think you are doing a fantastic job and wish you all the best.



  3. I love this post. And I love you. I’m currently waiting for my editor to get through the first half of my MS for Baby Fat so I can see much I need to fix/change/rewrite. I broke down and hired a writing coach a month ago and hope this is what I need to get me over the hump and get me back in the loop for querying again. aside from that it’s blogging, blogging, tea parties and make believe, and more blogging.

  4. I am on track to finish my second novel by next Friday – before the Labor Day weekend. I have never, ever had so much fun writing anything in my life. Its my absolute favorite story (which means the critiques will be extra painful, but that’s the life of a writer…) Peach Schnapps figure prominently in the story, so I’ve got a bottle chilling in the fridge for when I’m done. Keep up all the great work Mercedes and all you other talented people. Wannabe Pride!

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