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Introducing Whatcha Working On? Wednesdays

Posted by Ali on March 27, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Why Wednesdays? Because of the alliteration obviously.


I'm trying a new thing where, each Wednesday, I talk a little about what I'm working on and where I want to be on that by next Wednesday, and then I get nosy and ask you what you're working on. Why? Because accountability breeds productivity.


My evil plan is that, by making public goals I'm going to get more done. By asking you about yours, hopefully you will too. Play along and tell us your current project and what your next step is on that project. Also, anything goes. If you're working on a historical novel and your project of the week is going to the Renaissance Fair, that's cool. If you're brainstorming this week, reading, editing, doing something that'll get you inspired, working on writing exercises, or internet stalking your favorite writer... It's ALL GOOD.


I want to make a space to talk about ongoing process, what's working, what's not working, and hopefully we can all learn more about how other people do things (and steal their good ideas about getting words on the page).


Here are my current raw materials:

-I've written a first chapter of a novel (longhand), as well as some notes on plot points. Next comes transcribing/cleaning up the first chapter.

-I've written the first few paragraphs of a story about a dead guy and I'm thinking through some world building details in my head.

-I've written just over two pages about a girl, a dragon, and the fact that not all damsels need (or want) rescuing.


For this week, I'm going to focus on the dragon story. I imagine it as a relatively short one and it'd be nice to have it knocked out by the time next Wednesday rolls around. So, my official goal for the week: Finish the dragon story.


What about you?

Categories: Writing Process, Writers, Bragging Rights

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Reply Debbie Meldrum
11:18 AM on March 28, 2013 
I finally figured out that the reason I only have 7 chapters of my D&D mystery is that I only outlined that far. I've finished the outline last week.

This week I want to:
--Write at least two more chapters of D&D
--Start the outline for Prohibition book
--Send out 4 more queries for MMG
Reply Ali
1:17 PM on March 28, 2013 
Whoo! Go Deb!

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