Wednesday, June 10, 2009

WIP Wednesday

Quote of the Day:
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
~Sylvia Plath

Well, I discovered a little error as I was going through my notebooks yesterday. My poor pen #5, the one that hung in there so long...actually scribbled its last a while ago. Pen #6 was that outlasted the lot. So my apologies to Pen #6 :D

Wonderful progress again this week. Nothing new on the non-fiction front, though I have begun querying, and have received 2 requests for my proposal so far.

On the fiction front, I have started typing up my manuscript! I know there are a few scenes that still need to be written (including the very last scene of the book) but I was at a point where I needed to see everything as a whole so I knew exactly what was missing.

So, as of last night, I have almost 25,000 words of the manuscript typed and several chapters are already with my crit buddies. I am so excited to see this project nearing completion! I am hoping to type the words The End in the next week or so, and to that end have pretty much done nothing but type my little fingers off for the last several days.

Perhaps, if all goes well, I will be reporting the finished word count for my completed manuscript next week :D Then, I can dive into the non-fiction manuscript and get a few more chapters cranked out before starting on the new fiction project, which is already knocking at the gates ;-D

How is everyone else doing?

EDIT: Now that I've been going through my notebooks (I marked down where every pen ran out) :D I realize that pens 5 and 6 both ran dry...and it was #7 that hung in there till the end. LOL No wonder #5 seemed to last so long LOL


Suzanne said...

Great News!

I decided about two weeks ago to stop querying my finished novel and start the process of finishing my WIP. It seemed that with a bunch of partial submissions and two full submissions of Haunting Anne out there... that I could officially say "get an agent or put it to bed." BUT just as I started digging into number 2... 24k btw... I got two more requests for Anne. One was so startling and exciting that I spent time revising the whole first three chapters (again) So that is where I am. It is a funny spot. Feels like I am cheating on my second novel with my first.... hmmmmm.

ElanaJ said...

Congrats on getting so much done. I have, um, done nothing.

Weronika said...

Congrats on the progress, Michelle--sounds like you've done so much and, like Elana, I have really not met any of the writing goals recently set out.

Keep plugging and I hope to hear some positive news from you soon!

B.J. Anderson said...

Congrats on the requests for your non-fiction and for getting so much done! I've been doing nothing. Lol, and then more nothing.

Anonymous said...

Very good progress Michelle.

Jeannette said...

Did you write your WIP in longhand? Now I understand about the pens!