Wednesday, September 2, 2009

WIP Wednesday

I know the title of this post implies I actually made progress this week, but I was very busy making badges, and um, um... Crap. Okay, okay. So, I've been a major procrastinator this week. It's been a bit frustrating, but I think I've figured out my problem. I'm going to have to sit down and write an actual outline for this one, hence, my procrastination.

I'm sure I could do an outline, but my desire to actually do it, is minimal, dropping it down on my priority list. I'm going to let that one simmer at the back of my mind for a while and focus on my first novel.

I sat down and wrote the first words of that one on Sept. 15th of last year. At that point, I was a tiny bit delusional about the publishing process, and I thought for sure I'd be published by now and making lots of money. Pretty funny, huh? Go ahead. I'll wait until the hysterical laughter subsides.

Are you done now, so I can continue? Anyway. So, the upcoming Sept. 15th marks the one year anniversary of me starting this whole process. Yes, I know. It was very smart of me to figure that out, so I could point it out to all of you. I'm feeling brilliant this morning. ;)

The point of this post is more to make me accountable than anything else, because I've set a goal. And if I don't share it with someone besides my husband, my chances of accomplishing it reduce significantly. My goal is to be done with the final round of revisions on Embrol and have a big batch of queries sent out by Sept. 15th. It will be difficult, but I don't think it's totally unreasonable.

So, how's it going for all of you? Making progress? Any goals you want to share? Any confessions about your delusions regarding publishing? :D


  1. Progress is happening. I'm not sure if it's the right direction...that's a different story!

  2. Progress is definitely happening now that all my kids are in school. My youngest started Kindegarten this year so lot of writing time for me. And once I disconnect the internet from the basement (as I've started to do), I'm very producive during the afternoon. (Yes, I'm easily distracted.)

  3. I can relate to this post on so many levels. First of all, I hate outlining. It's caused me to procrastinate so many times. Second, I started this process on Sept. 1 of last year. I also thought I'd be published by now. He-He! I'm over that now, but boy was I delusional. :)

  4. Good job on setting the goal! I have two: get my ebook out the door on September 14 and finish my YA novel by the 18th. Man, I better get offline!

  5. Moving forward with my rewrite and with the next two days off from work I'm planning on getting a bunch more done. Yay for days off and progress!

  6. T.Anne: Yea for progress! Even if you have no idea where it's headed. :)

    Suzanne: Yea! Any particular reason?

    Stina: I celebrated the day all mine were in school! And I hear you on the distractions. I have issues with that too. :)

    Lazy Writer: Wow! Sounds like we have a lot in common. Too bad those delusions didn't turn out to be true, huh?

    Elana: Congrats on the ebook! You're a busy lady!!

    Natalie: Thanks!

    MC: Yea for days off and progress is right! Have fun!

  7. Last month was an interesting one (as in I accomplished maybe half of my goals) but with my new schedule I think I will be able to accomplish much more. My favorite time of year is upon us and I feel the inspiration coming...I think.

  8. It's okay--just get back to working on the WiP when you're ready for it. An outline may be of help, but you may also be able to tackle what you're writing without it.

    And the badges were great. It was a good use of time, if you ask me.

  9. Regina: Good luck with your inspiration! Hope you make your goals. :)

    Weronika: Thanks for justifying my procrastination. ;D