Work In Progress Wednesday

I'm happy to say I'm making progress with WIP1 - Floating on the Surface and have finished typing up everything written so far. It gave me a better idea of where I was in the story, which helped unstick whatever was stuck and I was able to get back to working on the story this morning.

Nifty Word Meter

I'm currently on Chapter 17 and have written 21,567 words. My plan is to write in the mornings and type it up in the afternoon. I spent some time this morning thinking about changing the title and will most likely have to wait until the story is finished. I came up with some alternatives:

"Touch of Ashes"

"Silent Shards"

"Splintered Memories"

"Souls Tears"

"Fallen Dreamer"

What do you think?

Today Jody of On the Path has a wonderful post about making time to write and she asks "do you need more writing time? Or do you need to make better use of the time you already have."

I definitely need to make better use of the time I already have. I have a tendency to get distracted by just things, my guys, cats, birds, nature. It's all a matter of focus and removing the distractions and not turning on the computer unless I'm done writing. I'm definitely can't multitask while I'm writing. Nor can I work on more than one writing project at a time. Multitasking is Terri's question that came up on the Query Tracker Blog Chain this month that several writers are part of and I read religiously. Many interesting writers with different perspectives - very enlightening. I have no problem multitasking at home or work, juggling many different tasks at the same time. But when it comes to writing - if I tried to juggle more than one story at at time or tried to channel more than one set of characters at a time, I'd probably go nuts. :) Must be a completely different mind set.

What about you? Can you focus on more than one writing project at a time?

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  1. Honestly, I like Floating on the Surface best. The others kind of sound like they could be full of purple prose. Although, Touch of Ashes gets my second vote.

    I'm so impressed that you typed up everything you'd written! That was fast.

    I can't multitask very well. I'm trying to give it up.

  2. I agree with Annie on the favorite titles.

    It sounds like you've made good progress this week, although like you Jodi's post made me realize that I could definitely use the time I already have more productively.

  3. I like Fallen Dreamer. Has a nice ring to it! Good luck with the decision.

  4. I'm a lover of alliteration, so yeah. You should be able to choose my pick for the title.

    And I used to be able to multitask--before I got sucked into the void of the Internet. Now I only have time to work on one project.

  5. Hi Robin,
    I think we all struggle to manage our time wisely! In fact sometimes I find that when I have less time, I am more productive!

    Happy Writing! Looks like you're making great progress!

  6. I liked the post you sent me to on making better use of the time I have. Hope she will give some tips on exactly how to do that.

  7. I like Fallen Dreamer. I get easily distracted doing just about anything so I couldn't even imagine if I was trying to write a book!!!


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