Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Writers and their WIP's

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This blog covers many things. Society, culture, parenting, love... but at the heart of it, as it is a public journal (web log=blog) , it is about writing. It is a writing exercise, it helps me to connect with writers on the same journey, and it's also a great tool for procrastination. At least for me. :)

In the writing blogesphere, Wednesday is a day where many writers give an update on their WIP's (Works in Progress). Those WIP's taunt us, they haunt us, they nag us and needle us, but we love them.

Today I am taking advantage of this practice. Here is my update. I am finally taking out the first draft of my current work, dusting it off (or thawing it out if you want to use the freezer analogy) so that I can add some things that have been lingering in my brain, and give it a read through before I send it of to my amazing critique people.

This is a scary thing. It wasn't with my first novel. I threw it out into the world like confetti. This one is harder. See, I can't even stop typing this post because I know I have to open it back up now.

Anyway, I am going to be gone for a few days. Working on it, working on it, working on it.

That is my story. And I'm sticking to it, :)

XO
SMP

22 comments:

  1. Oh, and taking a page from Strange Fiction's play book... if you guys (writer pals) see me commenting on your blogs. Kick me out. PLEASE! Bad internet, bad!

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  2. Good luck with that! As someone who hasn't got round to starting a novel yet I am very envious.

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  3. Ha! If you are reading this, Suzanne, consider yourself booted--from your own blog!

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  4. Good luck with the revisions, Suzanne.

    Unplug your modem! ;)

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  5. Ya, hurry up already! I'm waiting.....

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  6. Good luck! I'm working hard on my completed one, too. I should probably stop commenting and get to work.

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  7. May you have peace and productivity!

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  8. Get to it, then. You can do it. And, may the muse be with you!

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  10. Have fun with it, and let it make you smile, Suzanne(ah),,,:)

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  11. Good luck, Suzy! I know you'll kill the revisions.

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  12. I am looking forward to your finished product. I am not a writer but I can recognize one and you my friend are amazing, now get to work and show/strut your stuff......:-) Hugs

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  13. i read this and the sun came out!
    or, at least it found me.
    (or, it felt like it did!)

    love that you're writing!
    C~

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  14. All the very best working that baby over. :) We will miss you for a few days, but I hope you get heaps done.

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  15. Good luck!! We'll miss you! :)

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  16. I am absolutely certain that it will go wonderfully. You're just too talented for any other scenario.

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  17. Good luck with the revisons! And, um, boot you from my blog? That would be like kicking Meryl Streep out of the Kodak Theatre. Not doable.

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  18. You can do it! Focus, grasshopper. How come it was harder with this novel than it was for your first? I can't wait to read it. :)

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  19. Good luck! I have to do the same..pull my manuscript out of dusty spot in garage and do some addition and subtractions. Its a labor of love so bravo to you for doing it!

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  20. Yay and good luck! (See my Thursday post for submission info. for Rose & Thorn.) :)

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