Monday, November 17, 2014

In Which I Finished My WIP

Happy Monday, pals! (also, boooo Monday. Boooo)

As the title says, last week I managed to finish my WIP.


This was the one I was calling Howl's Moving Castle meets Sherlock Holmes. (It still doesn't have a title, but I'm working on it.)

I pretty much love it. I mean, it's a mess. I think it's the messiest draft I've written in a long, long time. It's actually the messiest draft, I think, since I finished my first novel (though, it's hard to be sure since I'm a better writer now (thank god) and am able to distinguish things that need work that I probably didn't notice before). But I still love it.

I wish I had the time to dive into revisions, but I don't. I have to tackle edits for ATR, finish up some schoolwork, and then I have to start writing the ATR sequel.

So, unfortunately, WIP has to sit and wait. Probably for awhile. Which, maybe that's good. Or some people like to set things aside for awhile, anyway, but I'm usually the dive right in and take advantage of all the momentum I've built up from finishing.

But, what can you do?

So how about you? How are your projects coming?



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

They say letting it sit is good, so hopefully that works in your favor.

Maria Zannini said...

I always let my work sit for at least a couple of weeks. I find that my subconscious is working on it anyway while the body is working on something else.


Hart Johnson said...

Congrats to you!!! w00t w00t!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


I'm with Maria...but I'll even finish my next ms before I start the editing process...then loop back


Matthew MacNish said...

Some distance will probably help. But still: congrats!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Is this your MFA novel? It is probably good to have that distance. I know I have things in Damaged I've figured out how to fix, but only since I shelved it. I'll probably come back to it eventually, and I think the distance will make a difference.

Congrats!! And good luck on the ATR sequel!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Show off! Just kidding, you are incredibly talented.

My projects are coming along slowly. I get easily distracted by Barry Allen's abs.

Leandra Wallace said...

At the end of this summer I finished what has probably been my most 'hot mess' draft in awhile, too. I'm letting it sit until Jan. And here recently I've been thinking a lot about it, so I think I'll be raring to dive back in come Jan. Good luck w/all your ATR's edits!

dolorah said...

I'm pretending I don't have projects today. Eating soup, catching up on blog reading, feeling very lazy.

There is always tomorrow, right?

Rena said...


I love--LOVE--the feeling you get when finishing a project. It is absolutely the best.

mshatch said...

Congrats on finishing that wip! That's always a good feeling :)

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