Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"W" is for WIP


Anyone else neglecting their WIP? I'll give you some quick facts about mine and I'd love to hear about yours, if you want to share. I think an author's WIP can tell volumes about them (pun intended =)
BTW (by the way) WIP means Work in Progress...sorry I didn't clarify.

Title: Pop Travel
Genre: sci-fi thriller
Stage: completed, querying and more editing

One sentence summary!
In 2080, mild-mannered detective J.L. Cooper and spunky secret agent Geri Harper uncover deadly problem with pop travel - laser teleportation.

Goal: more queries, more & better words...I guess that's a little vague?

16 comments:

Paul Anthony Shortt said...

My WIP is the sequel to the book I finished writing last year. Yesterday I finally managed to get 195 words written.

Carolyn Arnold said...

I'm starting to see how a WIP can tell a lot about an author...I just kind of came to the realization I might be serial killer from my book - NOW, wait! don't get excited! I haven't killed anyone, nor plan to, but he was oppressed and judged on a scale of "perfection" which...I now believe mirrors my own life. It's not every day you can say "I'm a serial killer" lol

Catherine Denton said...

Uh-oh. Then my WIP says I'm a fantasy lover whose quest for the perfect ending is keeping her from ending it at all. Your blurb sounds intriguing! You've finished and started querying?? That's awesome.

Thank you for your answers on My Blog. I feel much better now. ;)

Heather M. Gardner said...

I haven't written a word in days. Very frustrating. I'm hoping its just the A to Z Challenge and I can find a routine again once its over.

Title: Setting the Record Straight
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Stage: Completed

One sentence summary: Colin and Riley overcome years of misunderstandings only to come up against new obstacles, an overbearing music manager bent on self-destruction and intrusive parents with greedy intent.

Goal: Get this thing off my laptop and find out if anyone but me wants to read it.

mshatch said...

I'm waiting to hear on my recently finished wip and trying to do some serious cutting on my bloated fantasy so instead of adding words I'm trying to get rid of them! Sometimes that's just as hard.

Nicole Mc said...

Definitely neglecting my wip. Although I plot in my head ALL DAY LONG. Does that count. No, i didn't think so.

Laura Josephsen said...

Thanks for sharing--it sounds very intriguing!

brockiet206 said...

Deep down, I think that we are all WIP's...

junebug said...

Sounds good! I'm not sure I could do it in one sentence.

Dee travels to the real world behind MacBeth through the magic of theatre and witchcraft.

I just put more thought into that sentence than my WIP this whole month.

C R Ward said...

I love time travel! Hury up and finish it! :-)

I'm not only neglecting my current WIP, which is, um, a little on the erotic side, but I'm also neglecting the two novels I've got in edits. One is a futuristic/adventure/romance and the other is a futuristic/romantic/adventure. ;-)

~Rasz~ said...

This is embarrassing for me however I'm probably the only one who doesn't know what a WIP is...but if you tell me I might have one that I can share? Thanks.

V.R. Leavitt said...

Yeah, my WIP is suffering since, oh about April 1st. LOL I have one just about ready to query and one is still in first draft phase. Once is a historical fantasy that takes place in 1349 and the other is a futuristic fantasy that takes place in the not too distant future. Guess I have a hard time living in the "now." :-)

Graywolfie said...

I do have the same 'problem' as ~Rasz~ (above)...not sure what your WIP means...is it work in progress, writing in progress or...
Regardless...I hope you are enjoying your WIP...

As for me..I do have some knitting work in progress..but its going real slow...

Wanton Redhead Writing said...

Found you through the challenge, I selected the same idea for "W".

My quickie:
16 year-old Ezra Thibodeaux should be assimilating on target, but getting her period proves her biochip is worthless. Raped, pregnant, and marked for destruction, she fights One Globe alone, utterly alone.

Look forward to following you!

Ellie said...

Congratulations on reaching the querying stage with your WIP. It sounds brilliant and I can't wait to read it!

Status of my WIP:

Title: Dreaming of Sleep
Genre: Science Fiction
Word count: 67,000
Still to be finished!

Ellie Garratt

Tara Tyler said...

Thanks for sharing! Glad to hear most of you have slacked as much as me lately. But we are all going to jump right back at it in May, right?