Sorry things have been a little slow around here lately! I know I haven’t been posting much besides weekly memes, but hopefully I can get up some more writing advice posts soon.
Anyway, it’s time for #WIPWednesday and my #WIPpet post!
WIP: I Chose the Monster
Writing or Revising: Revising
Progress Since Last Week: Edited two more chapters. Re-read a few more chapters of The Resurrectionists.
How It’s Going:
Not much to report, really. I’m still just trying to focus on light edits for now, and planning for bigger edits.
I’m also re-reading The Resurrectionists because I’m thinking about working on it for Camp NaNo. But I’m not sure yet. I’m also considering doing some other things for Camp, so … we’ll see.
Oh, and another thing! I am applying to be a writer-in-residence at the Boston Public Library. The application just came out and I’m hoping to get to it soon! I was a finalist last year, so I’m really keeping my fingers crossed for this year. 🙂
Goals For Next Week:
- Edit two more chapters of I Chose the Monster.
- Finish re-reading The Resurrectionists, maybe start thinking about what I might add to it if I decide to do it for Camp NaNo.
- Start my BPL application. I’m pretty sure I’m going to enter with The Waters and the Wild as my proposed project again––so I should probably look over that, too, since it’s been a little while.
#WIPpetWednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Emily at A Keyboard and an Open Mind. Participating writers share excerpts of their WIPs every Wednesday; it just has to be related to the date somehow.
Since today is March 9th, here are 9 sentences from a part I recently edited in I Chose the Monster.
The bus is parked by the side of the road, next to a chain link fence. Beyond the fence is a basketball court, standing between two apartment buildings. Many of the windows––especially the lower-level ones––have been shattered, and shards of their remains glitter on the sidewalk.
A dark green car is parked haphazardly at a slight distance ahead of us, positioned diagonally to the curb. Its back windows have been smashed, leaving behind jagged glass teeth around their frames. One of the front doors hangs open, and one of the seats is torn to shreds and bleeding yellowish stuffing. A dark stain splatters the pavement next to the car, and the sight makes bile rise to my throat.
Everyone around me has started to stand up, and the people at the front of the line shuffle their way to the front of the bus and down the stairs.
I rise to my feet, despite the violent trembling in my knees.
How about you guys?
- Any progress to report on your WIPs? Goals for the week?
- Post a link if you also shared a WIPpet!