WIP Marathon Intro

Autumn at Killerton
Autumn at Killerton

If you’re full of pie like I am, you probably also aren’t doing much exercise today. But at least my fingers have had a workout, with two looming contests (one that I’m in, Baker’s Dozen, and one that I’m entering on Monday, Pitch Wars). And then I stumbled across Ifeoma Denniss post about #WIPMarathon, and excitement over my lightly slumbering WIP grew again!

Read all about it on her blog! It runs from 1 December – 1 February. My details:

Marathon Goal: NaNo for me this year went from hastily throwing down words to setting it calmly aside and investing the month in agent-led tutorials, a Writer’s Digest bootcamp, and many other fantastic resources. See my previous post for all the goods 🙂 Now that I’m refreshed after a month focused on improving my craft, I want to get back to my shiny new WIP. By 1 February, I’d like to have paper-plotted every scene and drafted the first 50k.

Stage of writing: I have a list of plot points and the first chapter drafted. So, in the very early stages, though it’s been in my head for awhile now.

What inspired my current project: It’s a space opera, prompted by my husband’s and my recent Star Trek:TNG marathon of every episode in order, re-reading one of my old favourites, the DEATHSTALKER series by Simon R. Green, and this song on endless repeat.

What might slow down my marathon goal: Christmas and Hogmanay in Scotland. Cradling my finished fantasy novel, and trying to give it wings. But hopefully I’m ready to focus.

Best time of the day for writing: I’m on London time, so 5 hours later than EST. I write from 10 AM onwards, and am on and off until 6, sometimes much later.

That’s it for now! I think I may have a slow start, but come the second week of December, I should be settling into my stride. 🙂 Looking forward to it, and to meeting new writer friends!

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