Wednesday, July 1, 2009

WIP Wednesday. I Slack.

Before I start, check out "Everything in its Place" at 10Flash--a new online magazine of flash fiction. (It will soften the blow when I reveal the pathetic nature of my WIP...)

Okay, I'm joining the WIP Wednesday club.

My WIP? Um...

I did put together a site dedicated to all the freebies I've posted. Free is something I can really support. Free is the new cheap. Check out Dark Flotsam for audio, video, and free fiction. I've posted a new story, "Empty", that had originally appeared in Candlelight, #1 last year.

But that isn't a WIP, is it?

I wrote a synopsis for Rock Gods and Scary Monsters last night. I've been avoiding certain markets/agents because of the synopsis requirement, but alas...it would eventually come to this.

But that isn't a WIP, is it?

I resurrected a short story (an early, lame attempt at horror). It is now flash-length (500 words), not scary at all, and off to some literary-type markets in submission land.

But...well, you get the picture.

So my WIP? Tentatively titled The Neither, it stands at 300 words. I'm shooting for 80K. Guess I have some work to do, huh?

(Oh...and Cate won the guessing game. It was a bit from the cover art for Fifty-Two Stitches. I promise to post more later.)

14 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

Crap, is it Wednesday already? Where has my week gone?

Horror Girl said...

if it makes you feel better, your wip is still better than mine.

...summer is not a productive season for me.

katey said...

Sounds like you've been quite busy! Anyhow, summer is a time for a leisurely pace-- I'm spreading my laziness wherever I go, yes.

Loved Lucey. Makes me think twice about my annoying habit of straightening paintings on walls and organizing messy drawers really. (Anyhow wtf am I supposed to be? Poirot? Ugh.)

Love the new site-- adding it to my RSS feeder even though I hope you'll also talk about the things you post here.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Work in progres...hmm, sorry it's Canada Day here and I'm taking the day off (that's my excuse, and I'm stickin' to it).

Aaron Polson said...

Jamie - Just like Monday, it has a way of coming around.

Samantha - I'm supposed to get so much done in the summer...

Katey - I will. I just wanted a "dedicated" outlet for freebies.

Alan - that will be my excuse over the weekend (with Independence Day on Saturday). Have a good one.

K.C. Shaw said...

300 words is better than zero, which is my current WIP count.

Aaron Polson said...

K.C. - Yeah. 300. I think I might scrap those...

Natalie L. Sin said...

Posting a WIP is way too constructive for me. Plus it will only prove how much more productive everyone else is ; )

Jameson T. Caine said...

Loved the story. One more reason why I avoid sleeping away from home.

Danielle Ferries said...

Synopsis writing is painful. Hope it goes well for you.

Jeremy Kelly said...

I really enjoyed "Everything in its Place". Hitchcockian.

Carrie Harris said...

Hey, you're almost 1% done.

I'm trying.

BT said...

There's a reason I haven't joined WIP Wednesday, but I'm sticking with Nat's excuse ;c)

Barry Napier said...

I don't post WIP Days because, quite frankly, they make me cry. My poor neglected writing....