Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Work In Progress Wednesday #23

This WIP is being posted a bit later than usual because I wanted to wait until I returned from my doctor's appointment and share the news of my non-writing work in progress aka my pregnancy with baby number two.

This morning was the twenty week ultrasound, and I am excited to announce that not only is the baby healthy, but she is also a little girl! My husband and I are both very excited, and I'm sure our son would be too if he had any idea what was going on.

Anyway, on to actual work in progress news, which is rather limited this week.

I spent some time on a short story that I plan on eventually submitting to Woman's World. I'd actually like to write a few of them, but we will see how that goes.

Mostly though I have been stewing over my next novel. This means gathering information from the recesses of my mind and just generally figuring out how different parts will fit together. I've also started to type the notes up in a new Word document just so I don't forget anything. And yesterday I even did a little bit of the dreaded research, via Wikipedia, of course.

Other than that I've been doing some reading, critting, and just general relaxing. I'm giving myself the beginning of August as the start date for my next novel, but between now and then I just really want to give all the ideas time to fully develop and grow.

Okay, so how has everyone else's week gone? How are your works in progress coming along? And does anyone else out there take a break between big projects just to let themselves recharge?

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.

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  1. not WIP related, but have been meaning to tell you how much I love the title of your blog. And, by chance, when I signed on the computer tonight I saw a side news line that read "Lady Gaga dresses up in Kermit garb". Yikes! Still, it brings back great memories of sitting on shag carpet and watching the Muppet Show. Good stuff :D

  2. Guess I'll be stopping by later.

  3. Congrats on the girl! I have one of each and it's the best ;)

    I've been lounging, swimming, reading, critting and reveling in the completion of my WIP which is my favorite novel so far!

  4. I love your blog! And CONGRATS on the girl! That's awesome! I have a little boy and am hoping, when I venture down the exciting road of pregnancy once more, that I'll have a girl next.

    I just started writing another novel today. Starting it is the hardest. I have my plot pretty well laid out. We'll see how it goes.

    Thanks for visiting Brain Throw up today!

  5. Congrats on the little girl! Fun! I wish I was taking a planned break. It's more like a life-induced break.

  6. Congrats, honey! I'm sooo excited for you guys!! I was sucked into research mode on the new WIP and trying to back to writing.

  7. Congratulations on the girl. I'm sure your very excited. I think I will be giving myself a deadline for the end of september to finish my current rewrite. Use October to prepare for November's Nano. I lost a week of writing due to the baby mockingbird that decided to take up residence in our back yard. Too busy watching it and keeping the cats inside. See if I can make up for it next week.