Monday, June 14, 2010

Summertime Freedom

Sorry about the hiatus for the last few weeks. I've been out of commission. I'm glad to be better again. I worship the miracle that is anti-biotics. Anyway! With the craziness of summer, I'm putting structure on hold and clutching onto freedom. I still plan to blog, but it will not follow my regular M-W-F schedule. I will post whenever I want about whatever strikes my fancy. Ah! Summertime freedom.

For today I thought an update on my progress would be in order. From the queries I sent out back in Feb. (15 total) on my first book, I had some partial requests and a full out, but no further interest. I realized the book still needed work from a critique I got in the spring, so I sent no more queries and let them peter out. I've gone back to editing, and the book is back at WIP I status. There have been some significant changes, and I think they've made the story flow much better. I'll send it back out when the edits are done. As for WIP II, I'm rough drafting and working out the "worldbuilding." It's earth (that's why the quotes), but since it's a dystopic, I still think of it as creating a new world/environment. I'm really excited about this one. It is super early in the process, but it has so much potential. Sometimes I want to set the first one aside and work exclusively on WIP II, but for now I'm seeing if I can handle the 2 projects at one time thing. It's actually going okay.

14 comments:

Erinn said...

You're process seems a lot like mine. I"m glad you didn't give up after your first round of queries. I also really glad you're writing a second book.

It's awesome you're doing everything the RIGHT way. It makes me all warm and gushy inside when I see writers doing that. Good luck!

Patti said...

It's hard to juggle two projects. I can't wait to read your changes. I'm going to query mine for a couple of more weeks, then break for summer. My kids still have two more weeks of school, so I have a little more time.

Tess said...

Sounds like you are keeping busy and pushing forward...that's how we do it, right? One step at a time. In writing, and in life.

And,glad to hear you might join my Summer of Service Challenge. Feel free to blog about your stuff over here, too!! We'll spread the word and get all sorts of good stuff going on out there :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Hurray for antibiotics. I would never have made it as a pioneer woman.

Sounds like the writing is going well. It's such a marathon challenge. We just have to keep pushing along.

Angie said...

Glad you're feeling better. I love summertime freedom too. It's great to only post when you want. Good luck with your WIPs. I bet they'll turn out fantastic.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Good luck with the writing and editing on both WIPs. Enjoy your summer!

Piedmont Writer said...

Well good for you. You seem to know what's what. And I'm glad you're feeling better. I did wonder where you were.

Beth Mann said...

Lois! I'm so sorry you weren't feeling well, but very glad that you're on the upswing :) Hooray for summer! Sounds like some exciting stuff with both your WIP's, good luck building on it!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

I'm happy to hear you're moving forward! You should always keep your schedule summer-like, you know. Blogging should always be fun. :)

T. Anne said...

I'm trying out the 2 projects at once kind of thing too and it's tricky for me. I've always only handled one at a time so it's a struggle. And yes, Thank GOD! for antibiotics. So glad your feeling better!! Here's to a great summer, right?

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Jessie Oliveros said...

I'm glad to hear an update of your projects. Two at once? I can barely handle one. I'm interested in seeing your changes for book one, too. Enjoy your break.

Grace said...

I am so glad that you are back on the blog front!!! I have missed you.

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