Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Work in Progress Wednesday #24

What have I accomplished in the past week in writing?


Yeah, hasn't been the most productive week for me.

But there have been a few noteworthy things:

I entered into the latest contest over at Miss Snarks First Victim. The entries should go live tomorrow morning, and I will come back and leave a link to mine, but in the meantime you should be able to find me under Post #18. (UPDATE: Here's the link.)

This is different from the usual contests over there as this one is for query letters. I have actually been sending mine out for almost a month now (and have received four partial requests so far), but there is always room for improvement and I look forward to seeing what kind of suggestions and comments I receive.

I've also been thinking and stewing over my new WIP, which I plan to start writing as soon as this weekend! Over the past week I've figured out what my main character wants and a few of the things that are standing in her way, although I am sure more obstacles will crop up as I go along. Anyway, this means that next week the always fun word count meter should be back in action here on my WIP Wednesday posting.

And that's about it for me. Yeah, as I said at the top, it hasn't been the most productive week for me, but hopefully next week will be.

How was your week? I hope everyone got more accomplished than I did, and I would love to hear all about it.

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. I'm excited to check out that contest and your entry! I've submitted to the Query Shark before and it really helped to have someone in the know take a crack at my query.

    Yay for a new WIP too! It probably doesn't seem like you've done a lot, but the fact that you're working out motivations and obstacles is a big deal. It'll save you a lot of headache in the edits ;)

    I finally finished my novella WIP, whew. Just a brief WIP Wednesday post for me this week.

  2. Sounds to me like you're chugging along verily.
    I'll check out your query.
    And how exciting to start a new novel! I feel that is the easiest and somehow most satisfying writing to quantify, with the wordcount meter.
    And congrats about your baby girl! (which you mentioned last week but I didn't comment.) How exciting!!

  3. Good for you for entering -- I've done a few entries on that site in the past. good stuff.

  4. Ooh, I love the query and sample! I would definitely read more :D.

  5. Who needs that pesky word count meter? ;) And congrats on getting ready to start a new WIP, always an exciting time.

    You inspired me to start participating in the WIP Wed. Here's my post. WIP Wednesday

  6. Hey, congrats on the four requests! That's got to be super encouraging! Shows that you have something that's drawing attention! And sometimes between books, we need those down times where we can let the new ideas simmer, right? Then it makes it even more delicious when we start writing again!

  7. Good luck on the contest! It sounds like a good one. I am working on a new manuscript, too. I just started so I've only written page :) But I started an outline and it's working!

  8. Congrats on getting into the contest! It's always fun to see what the agent (or in this case, assistant) says. Good luck with your partial submissions - and you're writing another book! You are made of awesome!

  9. I feel ya, Kate. This hasn't been a productive week for me either. Ack! Is it seriously already Wednesday?

  10. With all this newfound free time I have, you might actually think I can get something done! LOL. Oh well there's always next week, right?

  11. Yeah for you. I'll have to check out the entries. I didn't accomplish a whole lot. My post is up now