Making progess on my WIP

March 21st 2013

My WIP is like a woefully neglected house plant that I have forgotten to water. In trying to query my finished manuscript, I haven’t been writing much. Instead, I’ve been researching agents, personalizing queries and refreshing my inbox so often, it’s embarrassing.

So the other day, I sat down at reread my current WIP, all 28K words of it. And you know what? It’s pretty awesome for a first draft. Now, granted I haven’t moved beyond 28K words because I have some plot holes that need patching. There’s also an issue with pacing, and for a dual POV, there’s an inequality of word count among the two main characters — but whatev — these things can and will be fixed.

I started the draft during NaNoWriMo and we all know how shitty those usually turn out to be. But this puppy works. It reads fairly clean and has fully-dimensional characters. I missed this manuscript. In the query frenzy, I’d forgotten how much fun it is to create. I’m doing Camp NaNo this April in hopes of writing an additional 20K words. If I budget my time wisely and outline, I could finish the draft before summer. With two kids under the age of three, I’d say that’s pretty good progress.

What say you writers? What progress have you made on your WIPs?

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2 comments on “Making progess on my WIP

  1. jill

    “In the query frenzy, I’d forgotten how much fun it is to create” – yay for getting back in touch with the joy of the process!

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