Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Work In Progress Wednesday

First, thanks to all who've started following my blog, whether you've been lurking for a while or you've just discovered this blog. I stopped at Barnes and Noble this afternoon after my dentist appointment (I took three hours off) and picked up the gift cards for the drawing and some books. You can tell I'm a writer because I was so excited about having some free time to work on my book that I didn't worry about my fillings until I was in the dentist's office. The fillings were actually to protect some recessed parts of my gumline, so it really was quick and painless. (No numbing shots needed, and I was done in less than fifteen minutes.)

Anyway, here's where I'm at:

Currently On: Across Two Universes, Chapter Six, Page 61
Total Number of Pages: 301
Total Word Count: 98,000

Currently I'm working on a scene from Yvonne's point of view. This is Yvonne's first POV scene in the novel. Even though I've been working on this story for several years, my characters keep evolving. Yvonne is a bit of a people-pleaser in that she does whatever others want from her. She's an interesting contrast to Paul, who was raised to think for himself. She's also much more spiritual than he is, so they're going to change each other in interesting ways.

I won a contest on Elana's blog, so my prize was a critique of the first ten pages of my novel. I spent the afternoon revising it before sending it to her. Let's see how much red text is in the file when she returns it. (big grin) I may do some more revising before I forge ahead in the story.

OK, time to go pick up Alex from daycare.

5 comments:

Christine Fonseca said...

Cool on the critique - I am sure there won't be too much red ;)

Helen E. Kourous. Hard SF is back. said...

Hi! I'm following you.. [tiptoe tiptoe].. Hoping to win a prize!

I just started doing WIP Wednesday meself. Anything to goad me into getting more words down, such as a public declaration of progress, is a Good Thing, for me.

Happy Writing,
Helen

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Sounds like you're making good progress!

And isn't it fun to win a blog contest? I've won books from both Elana and Christine and it is great!

Windsong said...

Congrats! Good luck on your WIP. :D

Carolyn Kaufman said...

Oh, congrats! Elana gives great crits, so what a great prize!

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