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Monday, November 30, 2009

Progress

Only three hours until midnight, here. My husband, the story-prince-consort is kindly washing the last of the dinner dishes so I can finish the writing projects I took on this month.

Well...

Project 1: Picture book, working title Mugly Ugly, the Cemetery Dog. Status: Complete!
(Yay!!! I hadn't even envisioned this book until I needed a break from the other two things I was working on. I like the draft. A lot.)

Project 2: Chapter book, working title Nix the Naughty. Status: Complete! This is the one I finished tonight, with my eyes propped open so the last few pages probably don't make much sense, but I don't care. I can always fix it, right?


So, um, two out of three ain't bad, right Meatloaf?

Project 3: YA Novel, working title Wren Faire (Yeah, the girl's name is Wren and she works at a Renaissance Faire where she meets and falls for a cursed boy from the sixteenth century. Cheesy title, I know, but I think it kind of works.) Status: Er, um, well.....See, I just wanted to finish this. I was already about 30 k into the story (28k actually) and I thought I could finish it...but, well, I couldn't. I got about 20k more, but I still need about 20k more on top of that. I really wanted this done before December so it could simmer for a while before I'd touch it again. But alas, 'twas not meant to be. The most I could get on this story was 1000 words a day, without rushing it. I hate it when my writing sounds rushed.

So, I am going to try and continue with my 1000 wd goal and hope that I finish it soon. I would love a break from longer pieces then, and Chicken Wizard has finally consented to let me write his story. Mighty big of him, considering he's a chicken and all.

Happy December!

hrh

12 comments:

Corey Schwartz said...

I think two out of three is GREAT!

Kim said...

I am incredibly impressed! I love "mugly ugly". Too cute! Is he a pug?

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Shelley, what you've done is so impressive! Really sounds like a creative, productive month and I love the concepts of Mugly Ugly and Wren. And, personally, I think 1K a day is a very good rate. Congrats to you!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I'd say two complete works is woo-hoo and enviable! I LOVE both titles - they sound wonderful!

Julie Dao said...

Congrats on being so productive! I love your story titles. Happy December!!

Susan R. Mills said...

Hey, two out of three is awesome! And 1000 words a day is an accomplishment. I'd love to get that done. Not happening for me lately. :(

Natalie said...

Two out of three sounds pretty fantastic to me. I'm working on one out of one :)

MG Higgins said...

Oooh, I want a story prince consort! And he does dishes? Oh, I guess I have one of those already--without the snappy title. Congrats on what you DID get accomplished.

Kelly H-Y said...

Two out of three is FABULOUS progress ... and the third sounds like it's well on it's way! Very kind of the chicken, by the way! :-) Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Lisa and Laura said...

Holy crap! November was a big month for you. Can't wait to see what you get done in December!

Catherine Denton said...

Just proof of your story QUEENness.

storyqueen said...

Corey-thanks...it looks better on paper than it feels...I really wanted to crank out all three.

Kim-Actually, I only know he is very skinny...maybe not a pug.

Tricia-Thanks. I worked a lot, but I really wanted to finish more. (However, I am glad I have something unfinished, but I'll probably have to do a blog post about it.)

Shannon-Complete, but probably due for a it of revision. At least Nix will need some.

Julie-Thank you!

Susan-Thanks...1000 words is only possible because I allow them to be as cruddy as they need to be, so long as they exist.

Natalie-(Did you notice that I only finished the short ones?)

MG-Haha! At first, people referred to him as the Story King and I was like...wait a minute...he married INTO royalty. The highest he can get is prince consort. Sorry but that's the reality.

Kelly-thank you...and the leftovers from Thanksgiving ended today. Woohoo!!

L and L-I need to finish the weird ren faire book. If I get that done in December, I'll be happy....for a day.

Catherine-I prefer Queenitude, if you must know...hehehe.