Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday WIP Open Thread

I'm not sure if Kelly is back from the lake yet, so I'm going to jump in with the Monday WIP post.

Today, I am hoping to get back on some kind of a writing schedule. My wife has been in Norway for a week, which meant that when I wasn't watching our two kids, I was generally too fried/exhausted/distracted/brain-dead to put anything down on paper other than, "Bub-bub-bub-bub." My wife returns today, which means that, if not now, then tomorrow, I can get back to work (I hope -- summer is always a challenging writing time for me because I am at home with the boys).

I have two writing projects on my immediate docket:
1) Continue working on Hawthorn Queen. I've been hovering around the 60k mark for almost a month now, and it's time push past that and get headed towards the end.
2) Do a final cleaning pass through Dust and Steel and re-evaluate a couple of scenes, then get it off to my agent (did I mention I got an agent last week? Same as Kelly, Sternig & Byrne. :) so Jack can begin talking it up to editors.

Other than that, it's the typical summer fare: keep the kids occupied, fix what needs fixing around the house, figure out how to fit everything in in what's left of summer, and so on.

So, how about you? What are you up to, writing or otherwise?


lydamorehouse said...

OOps, I almost accidentally posted on top of you, Doug, with the exact same thing (well, except my partner is off to D.C. tomorrow and my kid, singular, is still in school THANK GOD.)

So far today, I've been sweating. I unclogged one of the filters in the big fish tank (big job!), did the dishes, and puttered briefly in the garden (long enough to get something stinky from the compost pile on my foot.)

Now I'm off to retreat to our one air-conditioned room to do a little work on my current project: the first novel in Tate's YA series, the vampire princess of Saint Paul.

Bill Henry said...

Trying to put the wraps on the first act of Seven Acts. Hoping to shoot it off to the group with enough lead time for Thursday's meeting. I really want to get part 1 done, read, and off to she-who-has-kindly-asked-to-see-it before I hop back east for a (all-too-brief) sailing vacation. We shall see. Euphony, after all, having been established as an uncontrolled variable.

Kelly McCullough said...

Congratulations again, Doug! That's fantastic.

WIP, Eye of Horus rewrites, building a frame for the window air conditioner for Laura's sabbatical office, critique....