Wednesday, September 16, 2009

WIP Wednesday

I am happy to report that I am actually doing pretty well on all those nasty edits I've been slogging through :D I have now edited up through chapter 9 with chapters 1-8 making their way through their last round of critiques.

I think I might actually have this baby all polished and presentable by the end of the year LOL Woohoo!! Of course, I am aiming on having it done before then, but in an effort not to get ahead of myself, I'll just shoot for Dec 31st :D

I have also begun another project, a new blog called Papers, Prose and Poetry which focuses on...well, papers, prose (essays) and poetry :D It will work a little differently than this blog. I will only be posting three days a week over there, focusing on Papers on Mondays, Prose on Wednesdays, and Poetry on Fridays. (Starting on Monday Sept 21st).

My non-fiction book, From Papers to Poetry, will soon be making it's way through editors and this blog was created as a companion to the book. In it, I'll give tips for writing various forms of essays and poetry, discuss how to write research papers, give helpful hints on researching and writing these often painful assignments, and hopefully have a little fun with it all. I will be coming up with a few games and contests for my readers - I am looking forward to getting it started.

I would really like to set up a weekly poetry contest like the one they used to have on Poetry.com - I've posted some of the poems I came up with in the contest. It was just so much fun to be given a limited number of specific words and have to come up with something poetic :) If I can figure out how to do this on my own blog, it will definitely be there.

Anyhow, that was my week - how are all of you doing?

7 comments:

Jamie D. said...

Congratulations on the new blog, and good progress! I've been making slow-but-steady progress on my WIPs...good, but I'd like to speed it up a bit. :-)

I've nominated you as a "Blogman" - if you participate in such things, come on over and check it out.

L. T. Host said...

Awesome Michelle! Congrats on the book and blog :) Great idea, too.

Dawn VanderMeer said...

I'm glad your edits are going well. Mine are too.

You are so ambitious! Good luck on that second blog and on the nonfiction book!

Laura Martone said...

Hi, Michelle! I share everyone else's sentiments here... congrats and good luck with the book and the new blog (I became a follower!) - I look forward to your tips and examples.

As for my week, er, I'm juggling too much as usual - three blogs, a magazine article, a proposal for another travel guide, and some beta-reading of others' novels. My novel, however, is still gathering dust. I, too, hope to have the final revision done by year's end - sooner if my husband has any say in the matter. ;-)

ElanaJ said...

You have another blog?? Ha, now I don't feel so bad about the four I have... Good job on everything!

Lady Glamis said...

I'm already a follower on that blog. It sounds like it's RIGHT up my alley. I'm very excited!

FictionGroupie said...

Congrats on the new blog and the progress.