Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Work In Progress Wednesday #009

Happy Wednesday! I hope that everyone had a productive week and a wonderful Easter weekend.

As for me... Wonderful weekend - yes. Productive - not so much.

I did manage to get through several more chapters in my rewriting process early in the week, but Thursday was lost to prepping for a trip to California, Friday was a horrific airplane journey with a seat kicking toddler (An open letter to the people who had to endure being seated in front of my son: We really did try to stop him kicking your seat and playing with the tray. Just the same, we acknowledge that we were not always successful and sincerely apologize for any annoyance he may have caused you. At least he didn't scream the whole way? Right? Sincerely, The Quinn Family.) from Knoxville to Palm Springs, and the rest of the weekend was spent having fun in sun that made the journey totally worth it, until Tuesday when the whole horrific airplane nightmare repeated itself all over again.

However, now that's it's Wednesday again and I'm back home, it's time to get myself back on track and finish up the Level One rewrites.

Helping me meet this goal will be The Writing Throwdown!

If you haven't heard about this, Elana of Mindless Musings came up the idea of having a good-natured contest that will make use of our competitive natures to rev up our writing productivity. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun, and Elana started a forum for all the participators to set their goals over at RallyStorm.

My goal is to finish my Level One rewrites by the Saturday, April 18th.

Can I do it?

Yes, I... uh, maybe... possibly... Gulp.

Okay, that's it from me for this week.

So how is everyone else's WIP coming along? And whether you're participating in the Throwdown or not, what writing related goals are you trying to set for yourselves?

And if you want to participate in WIP Wednesday, simply post your own WIP Wednesday entry on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below. Or if you don't have a blog, feel free to report your progress directly into the comments box.

For more detailed information concerning what all this nonsense is about please consult the original Work in Progress Wednesday posting.

Feel free to also make use of the lovely little WIP Wednesday logo as well!


  1. Hey Kate! I'm new around here, but I'm going to give Work in Progress Wednesday a shot. Thanks for the idea and the great logo. It works really well on the post!

  2. I've had those toddler moments on plane flights too. And mine always seemed to pick up some kind of yucky illness from the recycled air of the planes!

    I'm making good progress on my WIP. I'm hoping to finish my the end of May.

  3. Glad your trip was good. Hope it is a great writing week for you!

  4. okay, I've decided to follow along. WIP Wednesday on my blog, babe. Sorry about the airplane ride! Ack. But fun in the sun?!! WHooooot! I could use some of that. Might have to jump over the the contest thingy going on. ...maybe. for now, it's off to the WIP. must get through initial revisions for chapter 23 so I can sub it. :)

  5. Yay for progress!!! My own progress is slacking because I'm just getting feedback from betas and taking a break. I need one. And I'm stressing out from different things I've realized I need to do (see my last post on lace).

    Sorry about the kicking toddler. I can't imagine taking my daughter on a plane. Everybody would hate me by the end, including her! Yikes!

  6. I love progress. I really, really, want to finish editing my first manuscript in the series this week. But so far it's going good. Just over 100 pages to go!

  7. Yeah, I hated lugging my kids on the plane. It's very, very hard. Glad you're back and in business. :-)

  8. Good luck finishing your level 1 rewrites by this Saturday! Sounds like you're moving along pretty quickly.

    And sorry to hear about the plane ride, though your open letter was nice. It always seems to me that the parents don't care, but now I know, what all can you really do with a toddler on a plane?

    Maybe this is why my parents never flew their 5 kids anywhere, and I didn't get on a plane till I was

    Oh, and my progress is here.

  9. You can do it, Kate! Woot, woot! :)

  10. Yep, I know what its like flying with a two year old. Been there, done that. Most people on airplanes, especially mom's are understanding.

    I'll have to look into the writing throwdown. Sounds interesting.

    My post is up now here

  11. Matt - So glad you're joining in the WIP Weds. madness... err, I mean fun;)

    Jody - OMG I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn't get sick from the plane ride, although I am certain there were plenty of germs flying along with us!

    Christine - Oh thanks! I need all the hope I can get!

    Bethanne - Ooh, you're getting close to subbing? Good luck!

    Lady Glamis - I think that's a great idea to take a break after getting feedback, it gives you a little time to digest the comments. And yeah, I think everyone did hate us by the end of our plane ride!

    Cindy - I have more like 200 pages to go (eek!) - good luck with your progress on the last 100.

    Jessica - Aw, thanks. It's good to be back:)

    Annie - I always thought the parents didn't care either, now being the parent of the horrible child has given me a whole new perspective. I also came from a family with five kids and didn't fly until I was 19.

    Elana - Thanks!

    Robin - Yeah, there were lots of kids on the one leg of our journey and the moms were kind of all sympathetic towards each other as our various children took turns wailing.

  12. There are weeks like that, but I'm so happy Elana's kicking us all into gear!

    You can get your goals in this week because you're cool like that! :)