Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WIP Wednesday the Seventieth!

Or... of Knitting and Writing.

Despite running around Paramount Ranch on Saturday, I still had time to knit a bit.


I'm getting close to the end of the blue stripe though, so soon it'll be time to start an orange stripe. I seem to go faster on the orange and slower on the blue... Maybe because blue is more soothing and orange is more exciting? Hmmm.

Writing is going. I'm slowly finishing up the editing/rewriting that I needed to do on TUO, and eventually I'll be able to move on to rewriting other chapters. Exciting, huh? The story is still clocking in at the 30,000 word mark, so unfortunately I have not made the 500 a day goal that I have set for myself - not even on the fun little side project I started. Thankfully, ROW 80 is forgiving. It gets that we have lives outside of our writing. I, however, am my own worst critic - however I think that's normal for writers, so it's nice to know I'm not alone.

I do have yet another idea fermenting in my mind (plot bunnies are prolific as real bunnies) that is set in a semi dystopian future where the world has been taken over by zombies. I blame this entirely on watching the trailer for The Host and listening to Radioactive by Imagine Dragons far too often. Seeing pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch as the new baddie for Star Trek didn't help matters either.  

Now to get back to catching up on Castle!

Check out Tami's Amis for more Work's in Progress, and be sure to check out a Round of Words in 80 days as well!

6 comments:

  1. ROW80 sounds like an interesting project. I may have to join in. Thanks for making me aware of this.

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    1. I like it a lot: it's a lot more relaxed than Nanowrimo, and you can jump in at any time instead of waiting for the next round!

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  2. 30K is nothing to sneeze at! This is my first go at Row80 so I'm reading around for inspiration...500 words a day or not...still wow...and the knitting is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! I really love the colors in this scarf! And I know that 30K is nothing to sneeze at - it just feels like I'm not making any progress because I'm not seeing the number change (even though I know I am making progress as I go through and finish the rewrites...)

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  3. I'm also finding it difficult to meet word counts while you are also editing, and you need to be careful because if you are like me, I tend to become cautious about deleting words because my word count will go down, even though they need to go!
    But well done for putting your goals out there through ROW80.
    Look forward to hearing more about your Zombies (and now have the image of plot bunnies, a term I had not come across, dancing around my head).

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    1. Really? You've never heard of plot bunnies before?! I'm glad I could introduce you to the term! They really are quite amazing, aside from the fact that they have a tendency to show up when I'm in the middle of working on something else.

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