13 Nov

Work In Progress

Posted in Goals, Process, Writing

I don’t usually blog about my current writing project because I’m always scared I’ll jinx it if I talk about it too much.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a superstitious person.  I have a black cat that crosses my path on a regular basis, Friday the 13th is one of my favorite days of the year and I cross my eyes and make faces regularly, just to make sure I won’t get stuck that way.  But there’s something about talking about my WIP that gives me the heebee-jeebies.

Now I’m in the final sprint–only a few hundred words away from finishing–so I feel OK about sharing with you all.  In fact, I feel more than OK, I want to share because that way you’ll understand why I’ve been a bit more MIA than usual these last few weeks.  Still, part of me is a little superstitious about talking about my WIP so I’ve decided to tell the story in pictures, starring baby animals (because baby animals make any story that much cuter).  Here it is.  The progress report of my WIP (title to be revealed later) told in pictures.

Enjoy! <3 <3 <3

At first, things were going swimmingly.  I finished my thesis,
had a solid outline, and was writing along.  La la la la la…
Then, as I was climbing fast toward the climax, I made a fatal mistake:
I looked down.
“Yikes, it’s pretty high up here.”
Lucky for me, I have some great writing buddies
who weren’t afraid to give me a pick-me-up.
I kept writing.
Even so, there were times I just wanted to curl up inside my shell.
Then, I finally made it to the final showdown!
Good thing I’m trained in the art of pen-wielding,
because my villain turned out to be a piece of work.
“Take that, evil character!”
Now I’m sprinting to the finish line.
1200 words… 1100… 1000…
And pretty soon I’ll type the two most beautiful words in the English language:

How about you?  How’s your writing coming along?  Any NaNoWriMo folks out there?  If so, how’s the experience been treating you?

Write on!


Comments on this post

  1. Ghenet says:

    Aww, cute baby animals 🙂

    I'm proud of you for getting through the rest of your WIP and I can't wait to read the whole thing!

    1. Shaddy aka Cheryl says:

      I'm proud too and love those babies.

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