Wednesday’s WIP—Just how many WIPs can one man have?

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



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2 responses to “Wednesday’s WIP—Just how many WIPs can one man have?

  1. Yay! I totally want to be kept up to date on what happens! You and Brenda have fun at WIFYR. I wish I could go!! 😦

  2. Thanks, Amy. We’ve been a disaster today, we’re so doggone tired! It’s the only day I can remember where I literally did nearly nothing. The ONLY progress of note was to go pay a bill at the credit union. Took 2 naps, and just lay around all day. Yikes. But WIFYR was IN-credible ! ! ! (I’ve gone for years—it’s tough!—but I have NEVER worked THIS hard before.). Later, I’ll be describing some possible good news for one or both of us. WISH you’d been there!

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