Monday, November 15, 2010

Let's hear from you.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I didn't get much done, but I'm also fighting a cold so that's slowing me down. I've also realized my trouble--too much going on and my brain doesn't have time to just think. So everything gets jumbled. I will get there. I decided today to try something. Let's hear from you. I talk to much about my WiP. Let's hear about your works in progress. You can post on your blog and give us the link below or just post your answers in the comments.

For your current work in progress:

What inspired you to write it?

What stage are you at (developing, research, outline, first draft, revisions, etc.)?

How long have you been working on it?

Any word counts you would like to share?

Are you having fun with it?

Anything else you would like to add?

So there. A little questionaire about your work in progress. I thought it might be nice to maybe encourage each other if we need it. You guys sure encourage me so I would love to encourage you.

How was your weekend?

Have a great day!


  1. Hi Christine!!! I hope that cold disappears soon!!! Especially with winter right around the corner!

    1. Stephen King and Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    2. Revisions!!! Yay!!!
    3. Since January of this year.
    4. 86K for this novel.
    5. At the moment yes!
    6. This week is Harry Potter week at my blog!!! Woohoo!!!! I'm so happy about it!

  2. I'm working on my YA time travel romance right now. I believe I'm on the third revision. I can't remember exactly when I started, but I remember sending out the first draft to CPs last Christmas, so it's been about a year I've been revising. It's currently at 54,000 words. I'd like it to be longer, but I always seem short on word counts. The weekend was okay, our weather has turned cold but the trees have changed colors and they're beautiful!

  3. 1. Susan Wiggs wrote about Rhode Island and I thought I could do better.
    2. In final revisions and querying.
    3. I started this Feb. ended around Oct. 8 mos.
    4. It came in at 88,997. women's fiction.
    5. I was having fun until I wrote the end. Now I'm sad.
    6. Weekend was okay. Finished up some loose ends, started notes for a new wip, had a fight with Monster Baby. Why can't we beat children any longer? Just kidding.

  4. My WIP was actually inspired by my real life experience. I am re-writing the entire novel into 1st person. I've been working on the re-write for 6 months or so. Sometimes it's fun, sometimes it's work, but it's worth it!

    Thanks Christine.

  5. I hope you recover from your cold!

    1. Another book I read--I wanted more of the SF genre, and since I couldn't (darn it) find any in the YA section I decided to write a book myself.

    2. First draft!

    3. Over a year--since September of 2009.

    4. It's a scary number! I'm going to be doing a lot of . . . chopping, once I've finished writing the first draft. :P

  6. Ooh, I'll do this but I'll post it on Wednesday. Is that okay?? I like this. I just may ask you some questions in return. Thanks Christine.

  7. I hope you get over your cold soon! I'm in revision on three short stories. One is being critiqued by my writing group this week. I am looking forward to the remarks!

  8. Oh no, I hate being sick. Hope you feel better soon. Okay, on to the questions (even though I love hearing about your Wip personally;))

    1. The inspiration came from several differnt aspects of my life coming together, forming a head if you will, to write. The idea didn't fully form at first, but as I had conversations about my writing my characters were born. Conversation being about if I could talk to destiny. Wow it's changed since then!
    2.Research and rough draft still. STILL!
    3. Considering I dumped 50k I'm not that far along because the research keeps getting better...ehem...leave it at that for now.
    4. WC= ummm? Not sure when I combine all the ideas that formed chapters that I haven't put together yet. Could be a big number or a small one.
    5. Most of the time it's fun but there are times when I want to kill off my characters. (and I have several times now)
    6. I'd like to add that I've missed you!
    Weekend was good and relaxing which I needed after two vacations in three weeks time.

  9. 1. It was NaNo time and I needed to come up with something I was excited about or I knew there was no way I'd crank out 50K in 30 days.

    2. I'm currently working on the first draft.

    3. Um...that's a good question. I think I started plotting early to mid-October.

    4. As of this morning I am at 26,174. Woot!

    5. So much fun! I love this WIP. *love*

    6. I'm so glad I stepped away from revisions just to create again. *sigh*

  10. oooh boo on colds. I hope you feel better soon.

    As for My WIP (which i am in the midst of a first draft) it was inspried by a dream and so far i am enjoying it very much

  11. My wip is in an editing stage that seems to take forever. So tired of it and wanting to finish finish finish. Thanks for asking LOL. Sorry you haven't been feeling well.

  12. I hope you feel better soon!

    My WiP was started at the beginning of the summer. I wrote a bit and sent it to my agent with a full outline. Since October 19, I've added about 190 pages to it, about 30K in November alone. I'm enjoying it, and I'm 7 chapters from being DONE!

  13. Still writing the first draft and crossed over 24,000 words last night. Right now, it's a lot of fun!

  14. Oh, Lord, I hear you on the jumbled brain thing. And the COLD thing! I'm fighting one right now, and I can't even begin to attempt to answer your questions right now, I'm afraid. That's how jumbled I am!

    Happy Monday...

  15. It is scary how we think alike sometimes!

    1. I'll be Watching You by Sting (Police?)

    2. Revisions....hopefully the last round!

    3. Almost 2 years. Oy.

    4. As of now, the word count is 65,500

    5. There's something missing from my WIP and I have no idea what it could be...I've been thinking of this since May and I still haven't come up with it!

    6. At times I'm having fun...other times, not so much.

  16. I'm sorry about the cold, and hope that you're feeling better soon!

    My WiP is in the rough draft stage, still very fledging, and it's the result of my love for time-traveling stories. :)

  17. I finished writing my book just last week. I'm working on University stuff right now so all book stuff is, unfortunately, put aside.

  18. I'm so sorry you're sick Christine! That's no fun. Get well soon. :)

    I'll tell you about my new one since I think you pretty much know all about my first one.

    I was inspired to write this (I'm calling it YA paranormal romance) because I stumbled on this blog that was full of writing prompts for short stories. They were one word prompts and the word I could not get out of my head was "harvest." I thought I'd just write a short story with it, but I couldn't stop thinking about it and decided to use it for Nano.

    I'm really loving it, and it's fun and the first draft is just flying for the first time in my life! ANd I'm at 33,000 words! Woot!

    Talk to you soon my good friend, hope your brain gets less jumbled. At least you have too many thoughts and not enough right? Glass half full and all that. ;)

  19. What inspired you to write it?
    Hmm. Many different things. I wanted a funky fun heroine who still could be sensitive while kicking butt.

    What stage are you at (developing, research, outline, first draft, revisions, etc.)?
    Book has been sold. So I'm in editor revisions.

    How long have you been working on it?
    This is like the 100th draft of it. But well over a year

    Any word counts you would like to share?
    91k baby

    Are you having fun with it?
    Love it.

    Anything else you would like to add?
    Never give up. I almost gave up on this book, was about to shelf it when the offer came through. So seriously, don't give up.