Wednesday, May 20, 2009

WIP #8

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I manged to squeak out another scene and finish my chapter nine. Whew! It's bloody awful--TRULY--but the chapter is done. So that's something, anyway.

Well, not just something. FOUR percent, if you want to get technical. :) But I'll take it.

37000 / 50000 words. 74% done!

Yay, me!

The best part about today--besides boasting about 4%--is that I have the morning to write some more. YAY, me, again!!

So I'm going to go through this bloody awful chapter and see if I can bandage it up to make it somewhat readable. I'd also like to start my chapter ten or at least think about what I'm going to present in it.

I have to confess, lately it's been slow going and an absolute bear to get through these last chapters. Not sure why. Maybe because my characters are finally together and soon I know I'll be ripping them (and their hearts) apart.
It will be such a tense time in my character's life and thus, my life as well, I suppose.

Thank goodness there's a happy ending to look forward to. :)

So go ahead. Make me jealous. What was your writing progress this past week?


Chicki said...

You're doing great! When will we get to read the next chapter? You haven't posted anything in ages. I just posted my WIP Wednesday entry. Stop by when you get time.

Jill Kemerer said...

Woo-hoo! Way to get that 4% in!
I'm on fire this week. I made a personal deadline to finish my book by Friday. I still have 35 pages to go, but I've got a 24-pack of Coca-Cola and a stash of M&Ms--if that doesn't give me the push I need, I don't know what will!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Go, Jill! Go, Jill! Go, Jill!!! :)

Joanne said...

Love the picture on this post! Editing is part of the process too, I guess. Congrats on making forward progress. I sent out a couple nonfiction proposals this week, and did a little fiction research.

beth said...

I got over my plot hole...and am gearing up to work on the ending!

Cindy said...

Oh, yay for happy endings! Good progress! My progress for the last few days has been slow but I am still on target. I am aiming for 8-10K words a week and so far I am ahead of the game :)

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Maybe I am cruel, but I always like the part when it's time to rip the characters apart again. And just think once they're ripped apart they are that much closer to their HEA!

I accomplished nothing this week - so nothing to be jealous of there.

T. Anne said...

I'm in the same boat in my WIp my MC's are just getting together after many trial's and the big break up/ eventual reunion is yet to come. It makes me want to speed through he next 20 thousand words or so. Is that even possible? LOL! I wanted to ask you but keep forgetting (or perhaps I did and forgot) What was the word count for The Role of A Lifetime? I'd love to know to gauge it against the size of the text. If I had to guess I'd say 75 to 80? Thanx!

Jennifer Shirk said...

T. Anne: No, The Role of a Lifetime is 50K--category length.

Cindy: I would KILL to do 10,000 words a week! Well, not kill, know. LOL!

Stephanie said...

Go you! Can't wait to read it!

Sarah Jensen said...

4% is great!
And I love your blog!
Thanks for commenting on If You Give a Girl a Pen! Love your comments.

Matt said...

Nice work - 4% is good progress. Congratulations! My most recent chapter is quite awful as well, but it serves its purpose and it can be prettied up later, right?

My progress is up over at:

Sierra Donovan said...

Can't brag about my progress, but I can empathize with the Chapter Nine Syndrome. One of my books has a Ch. 9 that was such a bear to get through (and that was my word, too, same as you!). It featured a painful confrontation, and the dialogue was really important. It was just really hard to fit it all together.

Joyce Wolfley said...

You've made more progress than I. I keep reminding myself it's all about the process...some days are like riding a speeding train and others are like riding a camel.

Diane Craver said...

Congrats on finishing ch. 9! Good luck with the next one.

I still haven't finished my novella. A lot going on this spring.

Morgan Mandel said...

You're doing great. Wish I had time to work on my wip, but must get Killer Career ready for publication first.

Morgan Mandel

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