What are you working on right now?

Steve Harrison

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I just finished the first two chapters (15,000 words) of my WIP novel, which is based a screenplay I wrote a few years ago, and I am very happy with them. However, a quick calculation now projects the final word count to be around 50,000. I was aiming for 80,000, so this has thrown me a little.

A 10,000 word difference is an easy fix, but 30k means a major reassessment, so I'm going to have a busy weekend formulating a solution! :(

My three previous novels came in at almost exactly my word target, so this is a new challenge.
 

Ashleyne

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I'm a lostaway (fanatic of the TV series 'Lost'), and I'm currently working on an anthropomorphic, urban fantasy with a non-chronological, multi POV narrative. I like the challange and it's the most fun I've had writing stuff.

I'm 28,000 words into my 100,000ish word target. Yay!
 

pambaddeley

Finally published that blooming book!
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Various publishing related activities, with intention to publish soon on Apple and others via Draft2Digital as it was too complicated to co-ordinate the intro price offer (Kindle and Kobo) with sites I can't publish to direct.
 

Plucky Novice

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Sending out query letters to agents for my first book. It would really help if they didn't all want something different!

Some require comparable titles/authors which I'm struggling with. So far I have, "If Rainman's son, a young Luke Skywalker and Katniss Everdeen had to save middle earth". It's not really answering the question though...
 

The Big Peat

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Sending out query letters to agents for my first book. It would really help if they didn't all want something different!

Some require comparable titles/authors which I'm struggling with. So far I have, "If Rainman's son, a young Luke Skywalker and Katniss Everdeen had to save middle earth". It's not really answering the question though...
Maybe stick up a Query critique/help thing in either the critique forum or Writing Group?
 

Ashleyne

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@L.L.Lotte, 'funny', I suppose, is one way of putting it.

I've recently scrapped a critiqued piece. Too many storyline issues and the fact that, when it comes down to it, my MC was kind of annoying. I wish to spend no more time with her. Sometimes, I guess people just grow apart.

I'm currently entranced in my non-chronological, multi POV, stream of consciounes, past/present tense mind control story. Such a mouthful. When asked what I'm writing, I say, "Fantasy."
 

Cathbad

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i have 3 projects going, but have written nothing x3 days... waiting formy muse tocome back from vacation...
 

Toby Frost

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Isn't it funny how you feel you're doing well up until the point you put a piece up for critique and then your entire misinformed bias comes crashing down...?
A familiar sensation! All you can do is persist. Writing (at least for me) encourages this weird state of mind where I think that everything I'm doing is both really good and yet not good enough. Yesterday I had a rare moment of "Why the Hell am I doing this?" which has gone now. Strange.
 

Vaz

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I searched the critique threads and found some starts to old stories I thought I'd lost forever when my laptop died on me! Pretty happy to have them again. A couple have good potential and I'll look forward to working on them again.

V
 

L.L.Lotte

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I searched the critique threads and found some starts to old stories I thought I'd lost forever when my laptop died on me! Pretty happy to have them again. A couple have good potential and I'll look forward to working on them again.

V
So that's why the critiques board exists: to backup our own work? :LOL:
 

-K2-

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As I take a break from my Liberty Stumbled series to let it digest, I'm beginning what I hope will be a novelette or novella. To write it, I need to learn various forms of navigation including celestial navigation... with a catch. I must plan for where the stars will be in roughly 6,000 years. What that means is, Polaris will no longer be the North Star. By that time, Alpha Cephei or Alderamin will be... but, with a 3-degree deviation. Meaning, I have to devise a way to deal with that circle of rotation vs. the relatively fixed point we currently have with Polaris (it's slightly off, but, not enough to matter).

Along with that, I'm learning how mountain ranges naturally erode, desertification, about dune movements and types... basically a lot of things that folks used to know, yet now don't consider too much thinking short term.

K2
 

MaxiPower

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Having took a break from my novel I am reading it through to get back into it. It's one of those things that when you put aside for a few weeks it can be hard to get back into but then when your in it's all you think about lol.
 
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