So, I kind of missed yesterday's 2nd Summer in the City blogfest, hosted by Bess Weatherby, due to my internet woes. But I thought I'd address the topic anyway, even if a day late! These were the requirements of the Blogfest:
1. Sign up
2. Follow my blog
3. On June 6, 2011, post two things:
4. Go around to the other blogs to encourage -- together we can make it through the lazy months! - Bess Weatherby
- What your current WIP looks like
- What your writing goals are for the summer
So, I did sign up, and I am a follower of Bess Weatherby's great blog! Now I guess I'll talk about those two things in point 3!
What does my current WIP look like?
Yay! I have a new WIP, and it's actually a WIP, i.e. work-in-progress, not some complete draft that I'm revising into dust. It feels amazing to just be writing again, and to enjoy that. I'm writing in first person present tense, and that's a style I love to write in but haven't done much of. Sometimes I think my writing is better if I stick to this format. Weird, but true. My MC and her best friend do bear an interesting resemblance to another MC/best friend pair I've written about before. I mean, not physically, but personality-wise. Still, this is a very different work to that one. I'd call it contemporary, with a dash of murder mystery and a dash of romance. I'm about 20.5k in right now, and wondering how I'll manage to make it to 50k (this novel is my BuNoWriMo project), but I'm not too worried. I'm too busy enjoying myself!
What are my writing goals for the summer?
First off, I wanted to say it's not summer here. We're heading into winter, though the blue sky and shining sun I see today will probably make people from other parts of the world snigger, roll their eyes and go, "You call that winter, biaaatch?!?!" Still, it's winter for us. :P Anyway, onto the point... My goals? Well, they're the same-ish as on my Goals list. Except that most of those goals (besides the reading one, and Chrysalis) are currently on hold while I get through June and BuNoWriMo. I have yet to add June's project to the Goals list, but will do! So yeah, I guess my goals for the "summer" are to keep chipping away at that list, but definitely to complete BuNo and gear up toward NaNo! Woooo! Oh, and to stay inspired.
Now I guess my last task is to visit other blogs. Which I will certainly do. ;)