Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday the Seventy Second...

I do not have a picture of it, but I did get some knitting done this weekend. We went over to a friend's house to watch the Super Bowl, and, since I really have no interest in football whatsoever, I spent the entire game working on my Ravenclaw scarf. Currently I'm about halfway through the orange stripe.

I have pretty much given up on the mystery baby blanket. I just have no interest in continuing it, and I suspect the person who it was for has given up on it anyways. However, I can't bring myself to frog it just yet.

I purchased Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger yesterday since I finally finished Let's Pretend This Never Happened last week. I loved Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, and The Finishing School series is set in the same world as Parasol Protectorate, so there's still Vampires and Werewolves and steampunk gadgets galore. However, it's set 20 years earlier than the Parasol Protectorate, so the steampunk gadgets that the characters have encountered so far are a bit clunkier; there's automaton butlers that run on tracks, and the dirigibles haven't quite mastered the aether yet. Also the characters are much younger - Sophrina is 14 where as Alexia was 26 - which was a bit of a shock since most young adult novels have characters that are 16 to 17 nowadays. So far I've only gotten to the 5th chapter (or is it the 4th?) where Sophrina and company arrive at the location of the Finishing School and are greeted by a werewolf.

I haven't done much writing this week. I did a little playing around with the Adult Story (I really need to find a better working title for that) on Thursday and Friday but nothing has flowed since. I'm tempted to go the serial route with that one a la Anything He Wants, but I've read mixed reviews about serials. Some people enjoy them. Some people don't.

TUO is being just as stubborn. I finally sent what I had written to one of my friends to go over to see if her thoughts or questions about it might get things moving again. I'm tempted to play around with another story while I wait, but the amount of research I need to do on that one is daunting and part of the reason why I haven't written anything for it yet aside from the prologue. Plus, having two stories going on at once is enough thank you.

1 comment:

  1. Christina, I've had a week of stuck too - though mine has been migraine related (thus the late comment, my sincere apologies.) Sometimes I need to put things down and pick them up again later when my energy is better. A break from something can lead to a new beginning.

    In regards to serials, whatever you write: some will like it, some won't. While we need to keep our audience in mind, don't let them overrule what works best for you. If something is a total flop, it will become clear; then you can modify. Do what works for you first.

    Take care and I hope you become unglued soon.