Wednesday, July 7, 2010

WIP Wednesday

It's almost noon here, and I just woke up a few minutes ago. I'm not entirely sure how it happened, so sorry for the delayed posting; I should really start doing these in advance again. :)

I don't have much progress to report on The Sandman's Apprentice other than to say that I've started draft #2. I seem to be basically re-writing it so far. I'll copy a paragraph from the first draft and put it a few lines down to remind me of what's happening at this point in the story and then I just write it all over again. A few things change, the prose gets tightened, and I make it more realistic and flow better.

My chapter breaks are changing. A chunk that was 2,200 words is now 1,200 and is so much cleaner and more realistic. I love turning a great story into an actual book. There's nothing like knowing that what you're working on is (going to be) publishable material.

So that's where I'm at, going a little slower than I'd like. How are things with all of you?

9 comments:

Jaimie said...

That's exactly how I did it with my novel. I rewrote that thing 1 1/2 times. Keep up the good work!

Palindrome said...

I'm doing pretty good. I'm doing research for a few additional ms ideas and writing out synopsises for them. I write psuedo linearly, so my wip has stalled for the moment. I'm just not sure where I want to go next.

Jen said...

Some things just take longer than we always anticipate!!!

I'm doing well, just finished up my second novel and now I'm giving it the resting period I know it needs. Turns out 3 days of rest was a lot easier than I thought. I have my guide books in hand and I'm ready to start revisions!!

Talli Roland said...

Good, good! Busy! Still working away on The Hating Game edits... getting there.

Kathryn said...

Work's crazy (60-hour weeks for the next month) and my husband's sick with a wicked flu, so my writing has taken a back burner (that IS the idiom, right? I'm so tired), but hopefully I'll escape to Oz or Neverland or Rivendell or Narnia or...

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm slowing down a little bit, but maybe because I'm so close to the end. Ugh.

Jade said...

I'm glad to hear you're still working on it!

I hit 10k on my new WiP last night. That's 2 days of work. I'm having such fun with it!!

ali said...

That's a great place to be! I'm more than halfway in a heavy revision of a book that should have been query-ready but, alas, I realized it could be better. So I took it back to the drawing board. Sigh. They tell me whatever's worth doing is worth doing well so ....

Tianna said...

That's got to be a good feeling! Feeling like you're getting close to publishing material is something I see in the far distance for my wip. But, at least I'm not giving up on it!

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