• Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon Report #17 (June) & 18 (July)

    Hiya, folks! So, last month, I didn’t do a marathon update, because while I had written that month, I was about to shelve the story I was working on. I know, right?! I didn’t want to talk about it because I was actually kind of sad about it. I loved the idea and it was going well, but at the same time, it was feeling forced and hard and stupid, and it was making me unhappy. Since I had a pact with myself to stop forcing crap, I dropped the story like a cigarette in an anti-smoking commercial for teens. 🙂 Anywho, onto to the stats! Last report wordcount + chapter…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon Report #16 (May)

    MAY!! ^_^ It’s my birthday month, so it’s always the time of year I start re-evaluating my goals. 😀 Last report wordcount + chapter count: Phantom Silence = 4907 new words out of 21282 total words, Chapter 13 Current report WC + CC: Phantom Silence = 0 new words this month out of 21282 total words, Chapter 13 “Untitled Paranormal” = 14903 words, Chapter 6 Random Idea: about 5k -I play around with super jumbled ideas sometimes to suss out the plot holes and see if there’s any hope. This is the second time I’ve done this for this idea. It’s very dark and lots of fun, but it’s not making any sense…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon Report #14 (March)

    In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb… To clarify all of this since I had so much going on, I wrote “Raven” in November and December of last year. “Whisper” is a story I started last fall and got about 16k in before realizing that the plot wasn’t working. I put it on hold since I didn’t know what to do. “Painted Chaos” is a new idea I’ve been outlining. And “Discord” is a story written and queried last year that I had gotten a revise and resubmit for. Last report wordcount + chapter count: Raven = revision notes organized Painted Chaos = 37 chapters outlined Whisper = made some…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon Report #13 (February)

    All right! March is just around the corner! Bye, bye icicles, hello allergies. 😛 Last report wordcount + chapter count: Raven = revision notes organized Painted Chaos = 17 chapters outlined Current report WC + CC: Raven = revision notes organized (yeah, made no progress) Painted Chaos = 37 chapters outlined (progress! Though it’s looking like I’m going to have about 50 chapters.) I’ve made some story notes on another idea that I’m reworking from last year: “Whisper” Also, DISCORD = new revision notes drafted Why, you ask? Why am I making more changes to this story? Well…an agent I really like has asked me to revise and resubmit it. Naturally,…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon Report #12 (January)

    A bright and shiny new year is up and rolling! It’s time for another work in progress update! Let’s see what crazy pants has cooked up, shall we? Last report wordcount + chapter count: The Raven = FIRST DRAFT DONE!!! (46 Chapters) Dance Kirby Dance!! (>’.’)>^(‘.’^)(^’.’)^<(‘.'<) Current report WC + CC: Raven = revision notes organized (because that totally counts) Also, shiny new project — Painted Chaos: Supernatural/Horror — 17 chapters outlined ^_^ WIP Issues This Month: No issues. Well, no unusual, out of the ordinary issues. Just my typical: See shiny new idea. Jump on shiny new idea. Shiny new idea sux. Cry. Find new shiny new idea. Scared of new shiny…