Happy WiP Wednesday. I was hoping to report amazing word counts, progress on edits and that sort of thing.
Instead, I am reporting a little about my current mental state…
After finishing Agent of Chaos, I took a look at my calendar and realized just how soon I needed to start posting my new project for my online crit group. I have roughly 25 days until I post the first 15 pages of my new project…that’s right, it isn’t a typo, 25 DAYS.
Holy Toledo…I have to post 15 pages…the first 15 pages in a mere 25 days (and BTW, I never usually start writing at the beginning of a story.)
Needless to say, this revelation threw me into a major state of panic. But, never being one to wallow TOO long, and never being able to back down from a challenge, I sucked it up and started writing. (thanks, in part, to inspiration provided by Adam Lambert and American Idol – go figure!)
I chose the Goth Angel story because, quite frankly, I liked the concept the best.
And I started writing.
And writing some more.
Until finally, over the weekend, I started to understand my characters and the story.
So, now I have the part of the first chapter finished, some sense of where the heck the storyline is going and a good plan to finish a rough draft over the next month or so.
Whew. Maybe I’ll even post a little of the beginning next week…Hmmm.
As for the other goals – editing, etc. Those have been a little slower. I haven’t really done much with Chaos Within or Agent of Chaos – something I plan to remedy this week.
What about you guys… did you achieve your goals?