Thursday, April 15, 2010
Work in Progress--Just One?
I see people posting on their blogs and Facebook about their WIP's. I do the same thing now and then, but I know that no one--other than a few of my closest writer friends--has a clue what my "WIP" actually is when I post.
So, here's the low-down:
I've completed Finding Angel, a YA novel of just over 100,000 words, and am shopping it around.
I'm about half-way through the sequel (somewhere around 50,000 words). The working title on this one is Seeking Unseen.
There will be a third book in the series (title undetermined) that is in the planning stages right now, but I've not officially started writing it.
A fourth book--a prequel--has developed as well. I started what I intended to be a short story, but the plot has grown to the point where it will eventually be an entire novel.
Completely unrelated to the above series is a novel I'm about 20,000 words through right now. Working title is Guilty. This one is not a YA--it's adult, paranormal....something. Not quite thriller, not quite romance. I guess I'll have to wait until it's done to truly label it. It stemmed from my short story, "Willing Blood," but is not related to that story in any true sense. Mainly, I took the same characters and put them in a whole different situation.
And I've always got short WIP's going. Short fiction is something I really enjoy writing. I love that the stories can be completely in a matter of weeks, sometimes days, and I can submit them and get them published quickly. (Although, right now I have quite a few I've been waiting a rather long time to hear back on.) I write short personal experience stories as they hit me as well, and those are nice for the same reasons--quick turnaround.
So...what about you? What are your WIP's a the moment? I know the answer for a few of you, but I'd still like to hear from everyone. Are you focusing on a novel? More than one? Got any short stories in the works?