Easy as A, B, C . . . from HA
As of this writing, I have four WIPs—yes, I said four.
The Other Siders: The never-before-attempted middle-grade book making its debut at the Writers & Illustrators for Young Readers (WIFYR). All 20 pages of it. We only needed ten pages when we got the instructions from J. Scott Savage (via our TA). Then, a week before WIFYR was to start, we were told we’d be doing 20 pages. Got them written with 24 hours to spare. We’ll find out this afternoon just how successful I was. Middle-grade is new to me and I’m not sure if I’m on the right track. I think it’s a good story, just not sure of the target audience. Might be more of a Young Adult.
A Hint of Forever: This is the one that’s been reported on before. It was going through a complete rewrite before WIFYR started. Much more cohesive and closer to what I wanted when I started. I’ll be getting back to this one after WIFYR—assuming The Other Siders tanks. If The Other Siders is a hit with the group, I may have to rethink what gets done when.
Arabica: An action-adventure yarn I started for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) a couple of years ago. Someday, I’ll get back to it. How The Other Siders does will determine when. (It might drop down a notch).
Untitled: Another action-adventure, but with a twist. It was an experiment a few years back. Sort of a spin-off of the Matt Helm series of books, it follows his youngest son into his father’s footsteps. Starts with a political assassination in Chicago. Probably better be rewritten. 🙂
So there they are. I’ll keep everyone updated after WIFYR.
See you day-after-tomorrow for Friday Friends