Saturday, August 14, 2010

Blog Chain: Wasssup?



For this round of the blog chain, my very sweet and sassy friend, Cole Gibsen, wants to know:



Are you querying? Gearing up to go on submission? Writing? Revising? I'd love to hear what's new with you. And if you'd like to share a snippet of your WIP, even better!

Well, as I predicted a last week, my epic WIP spurt (2 novels, a novel in verse, and everything else I had going on) was impossible to maintain. So, I have narrowed my focus mainly to one novel, a YA historical. I don't want to say too much about it because it's in the very early stages. Bare bones - it's about 3 sisters who find themselves in dire straits and go to extreme measures to better their situation. There's danger, a treasure hunt, a bit of action, a bit of humor (I hope), and of course, as this is me we are talking about, a healthy dose of romance :D

I do also work on the novel in verse from time to time (you can read excerpts of that HERE and HERE), whenever the mood strikes me or if I just want something fun to do. I am writing that one by hand and I enjoy sitting on the couch with my pen and paper and getting all the words I want in the right order. Kind of like doing a crossword puzzle. Good times. :D Oh, and I want to get revisions going on my last novel...but that will probably wait until my kids start back at school and I actually have a nice chunk of time every day to work on all this.

In my non-fiction world, my manuscript is with my editor at the moment, so I am anxiously waiting to hear what she says. I am totally up for revisions on it, but it is nice to have a NF break for a little bit LOL

I have been slowly working on getting proposals ready for my next two non-fiction books as well. One is almost complete, the other is just a page of notes. I tend to work on these when I'm sick of everything else or just plain stuck. Though I do want them finished in the next few months, definitely by the end of the year.

But, for the most part, I am working on the YA historical, and really having fun with it. I'm not quite ready to post anything from it yet though :)

Be sure to check out the fabulous Laura's projects from yesterday and stop by the awesome Shaun's blog to find out what he's up to tomorrow :)

How about everyone else? What are you all up to?

15 comments:

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Good luck with all of your projects! That's a lot to juggle!

nomadshan said...

Awesome, Michelle - sounds like you have something to work on for any mood!

Katie S. Taylor said...

Sounds busy, =P. Good luck with everything! As for what I'm up to--writing, writing, writing, and editing my finished MS and polishing it up as I work on another idea. =).

Happy writing!
KST.

Misha said...

Wow that's a lot. I hope you get to everything. :)

I'm still working on my Fantasy novel, but today I made the dire mistake of watching Tombstone. Again. Long story short, I now have a western going too.

I'm just going to have to research a lot though, if I want any hope of getting something good out...
:-\

B.J. Anderson said...

It sounds like you have lots of fun stuff to work on! Good luck with everything, and I hope I get to read some of it. ;)

Steph said...

I love historical YA, I just wouldn't be any good at all the research it would take to write one! Good luck to you, can't wait to hear more! :)

I am editing my YA Contemp manuscript, hoping to start querying the 1st of September..we shall see. :)

Eric said...

I love the cat. Cracked me up. You sound ultra busy though. Good luck getting everything done the way you want it.

Cole Gibsen said...

If you're still working on the YA historical...

SEND ME MORE!!!

I'm dying over here.

:)

Sarah Bromley said...

Oh, my gosh. I nearly died of laughter from that cat. Ha!

You are one busy lady with lots of irons in the fire! I look forward to hearing updates on your NF works, and I'm happy to hear you're settling in to your YA historical.

lbdiamond said...

Wow, lots going on! Sounds like you're handling it! :D

Jamie Grey said...

Wow - that's a ton of projects! Good luck with all of them! I'm lucky if I can keep my current WIP straight. I'm just working on starting revisions. Always a daunting task!

Margie Gelbwasser said...

So impressed with how many projects you have! Good luck!

Kat Harris said...

You must be the most organized person on earth. I'd never keep that many projects straight!

Shaun Hutchinson said...

Whoa! You've got a lot going on :) Good luck with it all!

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oooh a YA historical about 3 sisters sounds so intriguing - having four sisters of my own I always enjoy a good sisters novel. And a little added romance can't hurt either;)