I'm back! Really back. Like my Internet is up and working again kind of back and I am sitting in my crappy desk chair instead of Panera's back.
Actually my Internet's been back up since last Friday, but I've been too busy trying to catch up on everyone else's blog postings that I missed (thank goodness for Google Reader, I don't know how else I would have kept track of them all) to write any of my own.
Anyway, it is once again Work in Progress Wednesday. And I am so over rewrites. Well, at least the Level 1 round of rewrites.
Although I am only a bit less than halfway through my Level 1 rewrites, I have officially hit the point where I have zero perspective on my story, and I really need to get it out to beta readers and critters who can give me some kind of feedback.
Right now I am at the, "I am pretty sure this is poorly written horrible crap that no one in their right mind would want to read" stage.
It's not a good stage.
Although it is at least more realistic than the, "Oh boy, I can't wait until Steven Spielberg decides to buy the movie rights and he tells me that directing the movie version of my book will be the crowning jewel of his career" stage.
So anyway, my plan is to plow through the rest of my Level 1 rewrites by the end of the week (actually the end of the week for me is Thursday night, because on Friday morning I leave for sunny Palm Springs California for a lovely Easter weekend with the in-laws. And after the disgusting white frozen stuff falling from the sky today, it is a trip that is much needed), and start getting some feedback that will hopefully help me become a little more centered between these two polar opposite stages.
I also have to soon start chipping away at that beast known as the query letter and have fiddled around with a few ideas. Since I have so far on my blog only talked about my WIP in the most vague terms possible (details given for those not keeping track: Title: Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea Genre: Urban Fantasy) I thought I would post here what I have so far, not so much for criticism (although if you have any feel free to share, cause goodness knows I could use it) but more to share a little bit about the story that I have been blathering on about for 008(!) WIP Wednesdays.
Blue always expected her sins to catch up with her. She just didn't know it would be today.
All Blue wants is to survive the New Year's Eve wedding between her ex-boyfriend and evil half-sister. However, survival becomes more difficult when a bracelet she stole during one of her house-cleaning jobs, won't come off her wrist.
It turns out the bracelet is more than a pretty piece of silver - it's a tag used to identify demons. As the daughter of a serial killer Blue isn't exactly surprised to find out she might be less than human, however the truth turns out to be even more complicated.
Now in between fighting her attraction to the half-demon creator of thetag who's trying to protect her, dealing with the woman who took over hell and is trying to kill her, and two Christian demon-fighters who want to remove one of her eyes to save her - Blue needs to find out what is going on and who she can trust if she's going to see the new year.
With nothing and everything to lose, she finds herself Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.
Again this is very very rough. Like I just need to get the OMG this is so horrible version out of my system first, and then I can move onto something with a little less suck in it.
Okay, that's it from me for this week. Now you tell me how is your WIP coming along?
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