Wednesday, February 3, 2010

WiP Wednesdays 2/3

February already.  Time flies by, doesn't it?

I tried so hard to finish before today's WiP update.  But I just couldn't do it.  Homework got in the way.

In other news, my characters seem to be taking over the story right now.  It's crazy.

And they're starting to make me rethink my big twist at the end of book 2, Oracles Veil.  Seriously rethinking it.  I mean, it's just weird how much they're taking over.  (Same character that demanded I age him four years is also the one yelling at me to reconsider the plot.)

So, yeah, that's where I'm at right now.

Oh, and that--->; in the sidebar.  See that word count?  So dang close!

Not to mention that my MC is now demanding I age her, too.  Which would mean I'd have to age all my characters.  And that sort of messes with the dynamics of certain things in the book.  Why can't my characters be happy being 10/11?


  1. Those pesky characters! Maybe write a death scene to show them who is in charge. Or something.

  2. Nice word count! I feel your frustration - my revisions have led me to the point of outlining a third book. My original intent was to write a trilogy, I just hadn't realized that the third book needed to come first.. ahhhh! Have fun! You'll get there!

  3. Ha! You need to tape your characters' mouths for a bit. LOL!

  4. Oh! How exciting to see that 91%!! Too cool!

    Hope your characters give you some peace so you can close that 9% gap. Have you thought of having a "The End" party? When I finish mine, you can bet you bottom dollar I will!

    Best wishes for tons of porductivity! :)

  5. Yes, you are so close! You'll get there. I say listen to those little critters with caution. My characters kind of took off with my ms and I've had to do a lot of rewriting because of it.

  6. LOL, Elana. They're under control for now, listening to me. But we'll see how long that actually lasts.

    Deb, thanks! Good luck with your outlining and such. It makes me crazy just to think about it.

    Jennifer, that reminds me that I need to go find my stash of literary duct tape. That could help.

    Sarah, thanks! I'm contemplating what I'll do when I finally write "The End." Finances are kinda tight right now so I can't really do any giveaways. We'll see what happens. Same to you!

    Susan, I hear you on that. I'm already reconsidering one of the changes I made in answer to my characters' demands.


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