I'm kind of at an in-between stage where I have no WIP (work-in-progress) to speak of. I do have an IWIP (impending work-in-progress), however. And I have a related confession to make…
I'm still on the fence about it. Partially, mind you. Like…one butt-cheek's worth. No. Less than that. A toe. Yeah…one toe, my baby toe. I've got my baby toe on the fence about my IWIP. The rest of me is more or less on the verge of diving right in.
It's the sheer volume of work I've set myself up for that's got me freaked out. And it isn't really about the writing part of it, either. I know I can write 10 stories in a month. It's mad, but I can do it. It's the outlining. 20+ characters, 10 settings, 10 plots – oh my!
Maybe I should have started earlier. Maybe my doubts are founded and I'm setting myself up to fall flat on my face. Maybe this, maybe that, maybe the other.
You know what? I'm sick of waffling. I'm giving myself until the end of the weekend. If I don't have the most basic of plots and characters for each story by Sunday evening, I'm shelving the entire project and going to one of my novel ideas. Did I mention I only have maybe 2 novel ideas? Is it just me or does it seem like I'm making it more difficult than I have to?
Oh, well. It doesn't matter to me what roundabout way I come to a decision. As long as I do.
So, there you go. The madness direct from the mind of a writer.You've been warned.
WIP #1 – was rejected to the market I submitted it to. Giving it another look-over then sending it right back out
WIP #2 – see above. Still kind of up in the air. I hope the anticipation doesn't kill you…
Did I also mention I've added a handy-dandy section in the sidebar to keep track of my WAC tasks?
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Fellow WIP Wednesday participants:
- Jennifer Tatroe – WIP Wednesday: Priorities
- Jamie Eyberg – Untitled WIP Wednesday
- Aaron Polson: WIP Wednesday: This is Me
- Mercedes Yardley: WIP Wednesday: Magic Happens