Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday Work in Progress #7

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Well, it's that time again. Progress is "meh", but I have some good news to report about my wip anyway.

It's moving slowly but surely. I tinkered with my partial and was able to write about 1/3 of my chapter 4, and it really looks pretty good.

My characters are much more solid. I think a large amount of that is attributed to the characterization class that I'm taking.

I think I can write a synopsis now even though I only have three chapters. Again, thanks to the characterization class I'm taking. :)

Anyhew, here's my progress: (Boy, it's been a while since I posted one if these.)

(Don't ask me why I picked an elephant on a pencil. The absurdity of it clicked with me this week--for whatever reason.)




My goal the rest of this week is to correct half my homework for class and finish my chapter 4. I had a good writing day yesterday, so I hope it continues!

What's your writing goal this week?

29 comments:

Heather Sunseri said...

I've not been super close to my WIP in a while, so my goal is to get through the 150 or so pages that I've already rewritten, so I'm ready to tackle major rewrites on the rest of the WIP.

Glad you're getting a lot out of your class, Jennifer!

Chicki said...

Sounds like the class is very helpful. This will probably be your best story yet.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

You know I love that there's that elephant hanging out on a pencil! :D

Goal: to keep writing 1000 words per day. Should put me at 34K on novel 4 by Sun.
~ Wendy

Joanne said...

I'm liking that inspiring elephant ... I'm due to get out and take a supply of blog photos, and give a revised ms a final look. Happy writing to you!

Keri Mikulski said...

Love the pencil! ;)

Taking a little time off before a big deadline..

Happy Writing!

Tara said...

Slowly, but surely is better than not at all. You know, like me, lol.

Julie Jarnagin said...

Love the little elephant on the pencil! I'm still writing 1000 words a day. Some days it takes me way too long, but I've managed to keep up.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I can't think of a better way to document your progress than with an elephant on a pencil. It seems to me absolutely ideal ;)

Congrats on the progress. You'll be done before you know it. I can't wait to start on a new WIP, although it'll be a while. I have one I'm querying and a second one finished that needs editing. Enjoy the process. First drafts really tap into your creativity.

Maria Zannini said...

Oy! Synopsis. I just turned in my ms. to my editor, and she asked for the synopsis.

I was hoping she'd forget. LOL.

T. Anne said...

Don't you love the word homework? I'm taking an online class and have homework as well. I feel very studentish. And actually I'm a tad behind... looks like somethings never change. ;)

Sarah Forgrave said...

Sounds like you're moving in the right direction!

I have three more scenes to draft before my rough draft is totally complete...Yay!!! My goal is to get them done by the end of this week (maybe by the end of today).

Jen said...

Sounds like you're doing a great job! I think the elephant works, very cute!! Good Luck with your writing!!! I hope your muse stays wonderful!!

My writing isn't really a goal this week, a few hundred words here or there would be nice. It's been rough at work so my time hasn't been where it should be. I hope to revise another couple of chapters by this Sunday though... that would be rad!

Angie Paxton said...

Sounds like things are moving along slowly but steadily. Good for you and good luck!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Thanks, ladies!

T. Anne: what kind of class r u taking?

patti said...

Back to the three-page-a-day minimum. Oswald Chambers slapped me with a quote about discipline, and I responded.

Blessings with your goal.

Patti

Kristi said...

Glad things are going so well on your WIP! Woo hoo!

My progress? Blah. I'm losing steam, which I knew would happen eventually...do I sound whiny? I feel whiny! LOL.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Congrats on the movement and keeping working--you're doing great. My writing goal this week is to get a solid outline of the new book done. I'm making myself do this because I have a tendency to pantser too much.

Laura Pauling said...

Just enjoy the stage your are in! Glad the class has been helpful. Though I'm not surprised with Camy Tang!

Kimberly Franklin said...

YAY for WIP progress... it's always a good thing to be moving forward instead of backward. :)

Elana Johnson said...

Hey, progress is progress in my book. What class are you taking? I so need to indulge in a few writing classes.

Janna Qualman said...

You're moving right along, and that's the main thing!

My goal is to keep chugging away at current rewrites. Doin' it! :)

Kelly said...

Slowly but surely is good!
I love how classes keep you informed and motivated. I just finished an online class. I try to do a conference or online class a few times a year to keep me on my writerly toes!

Kenda said...

I'm making some progress on weeding out too much backstory. Actually enjoying the process!

The class sounds very helpful--I might need another one here soon, though I took one this time last year.

Thanks for the follow, Jennifer--and it's great to read about yours and others' progress...

Cindy said...

That's a cute progress bar!

I am 750 words away from making my weekly goal--awesome!--so I am going to try to get ahead.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Patti: Oh, yeah discipline. I need to work on that too.

Kristi: U whiny? Never!

Elana: I'm taking a characetrization class by Camy Tang.

Janna & Cindy: Way to go on your goals!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to you on moving forward. Anything in the forward direction is progress:)
Blessings,
Karen

Jessica Nelson said...

Goal, what's that? *grin*

Congrats on the progress! I love that bar and WANT one!

Mary Aalgaard said...

It looks like you set reasonable and attainable goals. I like the elephant on the pencil. Maybe it sybolizes how heavy the writing life can feel at times. My goals are to write at a coffee shop, starting today, through Sunday and then reassess. At least 2 hours at a time. I can do that. Best wishes to YOU and your elephant.

Diggestive said...

I am finally biting the bullet, I am going to write, I have the time, I have a few ideas and will see where it takes me.

I cannot hide anymore.