Writing Update, 5/30

Progress
I’ll cop to not a lot of progress in the two weeks since I last updated. I was facing down writing new content for Ch. 10, the main change from my first half-draft. But with an attitude of “Just write 250 words…,” I’m through Ch. 10 and moving on to Ch. 11. All that after only a four day streak of writing. My inertia is possibly my worst enemy.

What is This?
Wicked Witch, Retired is my current writing project. It is the sort-of sequel to a flash story I wrote, “Wicked Witch for Hire,” which is currently available in the anthology Bounded in a Nutshell.

#TerraTues is a Twitter event hosted by @LeighMLorentz and @summerhwrites. Every Tuesday writers share a line of their current work-in-progress based on a theme.

Writing Update, 5/17

Progress
I didn’t finish my rewrite of the first nine chapters by the end of last week, but I did finish it on Monday. That has to be the quickest I’ve ever finished 25K words of rewrite. Next chapter involves some bigger changes.

What is This?
Wicked Witch, Retired is my current writing project. It is the sort-of sequel to a flash story I wrote, “Wicked Witch for Hire,” which is currently available in the anthology Bounded in a Nutshell.

#1lineWed is a Twitter event hosted by @RWAKissofDeath. Every Wednesday writers share a line of their current work-in-progress based on a theme.

Writing Update, 5/10

Progress
I had Eric read last Thursday. He read the first 50 or so pages and then we talked. We hashed out a couple of things that had been bugging me and it was decided that the story needed to be a little bigger. If there’s one thing I do, it’s try to keep my narratives on a drawing room scale. That isn’t always appropriate.

So, I’m doing a rewrite this week of the first ten chapters or so to nail down points that need to be firm before I write more story. I want to finish this rewrite by the end of the week.

What is This?
Wicked Witch, Retired is my current writing project. It is the sort-of sequel to a flash story I wrote, “Wicked Witch for Hire,” which is currently available in the anthology Bounded in a Nutshell.

#1lineWed is a Twitter event hosted by @RWAKissofDeath. Every Wednesday writers share a line of their current work-in-progress based on a theme.

Writing Update, 5/3

The theme for today was black/white. I have a lot of both and decided to go with two lines specifically about Agatha. Another couple of lines I would have liked to have tweeted, but are much too long are:

Orther saw that she hadn’t changed out of the clothes that she’d traveled in. She’d only slipped on a snowy white apron that had what seemed to be fresh jam stains.

Progress
Okay, more quoting than usual to pair with less progress than usual. I rewrote a scene on Monday to set up carrying on a narrative through line. Now, I just have to, you know, write that narrative through line.

Trusting the iterative process of writing/rewriting is a constant stumbling block for me. I know there are little things that need fixing, but I should probably just finish this draft and worry about the fixes in the rewrites.

What is This?
Wicked Witch, Retired is my current writing project. It is the sort-of sequel to a flash story I wrote, “Wicked Witch for Hire,” which is currently available in the anthology Bounded in a Nutshell.

#1lineWed is a Twitter event hosted by @RWAKissofDeath. Every Wednesday writers share a line of their current work-in-progress based on a theme.

Writing Update, 4/26

(The #1LineWed today was “curious,” and I have nothing. Wondering is close, right?)

Progress
Not a lot of words since last Wednesday. I did decide to apply a little magic theory to one of the plot problems I was having.

It’s so easy to shove writing aside in favor of other easy things. As I mentioned in my Monday post, I’m adding a time schedule in an effort to not spend the entire day on non-writing tasks. Again, so far, so good, but it’s only been two days.

What is This?
Wicked Witch, Retired is my current writing project. It is the sort-of sequel to a flash story I wrote, “Wicked Witch for Hire,” which is currently available in the anthology Bounded in a Nutshell.

#1lineWed is a Twitter event hosted by @RWAKissofDeath. Every Wednesday writers share a line of their current work-in-progress based on a theme.

Writing Update, 4/19

Progress
Eric and I have been talking about motivation and what intrinsic roadblocks I seem to have. Word count goals don’t seem to work for me, really, so I’m trying out a system of setting an amount of time I want to work and what scene/plot things I want to work on. So far, so good, but it’s only been two days…

I’ve added a smidge over 2000 words to Wicked Witch, Retired since last Wednesday. I finished one scene, added a second that I hadn’t anticipated.

What is This?
Wicked Witch, Retired is my current writing project. It is the sort-of sequel to a flash story I wrote, “Wicked Witch for Hire,” which is currently available in the anthology Bounded in a Nutshell.

#1lineWed is a Twitter event hosted by @RWAKissofDeath. Every Wednesday writers share a line of their current work-in-progress based on a theme.

Writing Update, 4/12

(The #1LineWed theme was “wise.” Searching through my ms, I realized I use “otherwise” a lot.)

Progress
I finished my Wicked Witch, Retired reread/rewrite last week. Yay! (Yes, it took a month to get through 58,000 words…) Started writing new words Monday. Schlepped the laptop to the library yesterday which went pretty well aside from losing confidence in the bus I was on and deciding to walk two miles to my transfer.

There’s a lot of travel in this book and I’m very close to setting distances between things and speed scores to various travel methods so I can get the timing down.

What is This?
Wicked Witch, Retired is my current writing project. It is the sort-of sequel to a flash story I wrote, “Wicked Witch for Hire,” which is currently available in the anthology Bounded in a Nutshell.

#1lineWed is a Twitter event hosted by @RWAKissofDeath. Every Wednesday writers share a line of their current work-in-progress based on a theme.