Work In Progress Wednesday

Work In Progress Wednesday

Time flies when you are having fun

Where did the day go? It's 4:30 and I just came in from sitting outside, enjoying the sunshine and writing. All this past week I've been working on the rewrite of "Floating on the Surface." My method is to write out the story in my handy dandy notebook, then type it all up. In essence, when typing it up, I'm expanding upon what I wrote, plus editing it somewhat. It also takes a lot longer, because I'm spending an hour or two writing, then another couple hours typing everything up. However, my thoughts flow much more smoothly when I'm writing so the extra time is worth it.

Last week, I was pondering whether wanted to start the story with Samantha arriving and surprising her brothers. Or... begin with the past event in which the villain attacked her and she had an out of body experience, then jump forward to the present. I started off with the surprise and found myself adding tidbits that gave hints of the past, but not explaining. I felt like something was missing. I played with it, edited it and still had that feeling. I decided I just had to do it and spent the day writing out the attack scene, which amounts to about 10 pages and has yet to be typed. Father is heading over to a friend's recording studio tonight to help set up a bunch of patch bays, so I'll be spending my evening typing it all out.

I know your curiosity is getting the best of you, it would me. During the struggle, she gets slammed into a plate glass window and it unexpectedly shatters with both of them falling through. I have a wonderfully vivid imagination and it has been an interesting scene to write. The scene has been floating about in my head for quite some time and don't know why didn't write it down until now.

I've also been doing some research, working on character descriptions, coming up with a couple new characters, plus getting back into my main characters heads.

I managed to write a total of 2885 words (typed word count) so far, not including the 10 handwritten pages I just finished. They amount to approximately 2000 words, however once I get them all typed will definitely end up being more.

My goal for this next week: I haven't been writing every single day and have been writing in spurts. Going to shoot for writing every single day, at least 500 words a day and finish the two chapters I started.

Thank you to Kate of The Lovers, The Dreamers and Me for hosting Work In Progress Wednesdays. If you would like to participate, post your wip entry and leave a comment on Kate's blog.

Are you making good progress this week on your WIP? What is something new you discovered about your main character?


  1. That's awesome! I never hand write, and I am always amazed when I hear people who do!

  2. Great progress!

    And it's always nice to finally get down on paper a scene that has been floating around in your head, isn't it?

  3. 500 words a day is a great goal. When I have a chance to work at lunch, I shoot for that since I don't know if I'll have more time later in the day.

    Good work! Sounds lilke some nice progress.

  4. I just love reading this post every week. Your love and excitement about writing does something for me. As a life-long readers I guess it's being able to peak into how these stories and books actually happen. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Seems like more and more people are getting back to the old-fashioned writing-by-hand and then typing it in. It really seems to work for people -- I really must get back to doing the same!

  6. I hand write three pages a day. It is hard to stick to this goal, but somehow I manage. My husband can't believe how I go through pens. I a love pens, markers, anything that I can write with and be creative. My favorite pens at the moment are Bic Z+ black, .05. They are thin lined and move nicely across the page without messing up.

    Wow, I believe I have found a whole new fascinating world of writers, where I can sit and enjoy their thoughts on their craft.

    I am excited, thank you for this post.

  7. When I get stuck, I tend to write my story by hand, too. There's something about having a closer connection to the page that just works.

    500 words - great goal! Your story sounds interesting and I'm definitely looking forward to learning more about it. Happy writing, and thanks for stopping by my blog!


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