WIPMarathon Check-In #7

Oh my goodness. How the heck has another week gone by already?

Only because it's dark, cold, rainy, and miserable in the UK right now, and I'd rather be back in Corfu.
Only because it’s dark, cold, rainy, and miserable in the UK right now, and I’d rather be back in Corfu.

Last Check-in: As I’ve mentioned, I’ve not really focused on the REAL WIP this WIP Marathon :-/ I’ve been polishing another MS after CP feedback (*lovely* CP feedback) inspired me to several small but intertwining changes, which have built one upon another. So no new words on the space opera, which might get set aside now another new idea anyhow. For now.

WIP Issues this week: No real issues. Just the fact that it’s taking me forever to be able to feel done with this other MS. But it’s all good, forward movement.

What I learnt this week in writing: That I have to go with my own particular set of abilities and gifts and ideas, and not let what anyone else does sway me off that path.

What distracted me this week while writing: Going bananas over my pitch wording for Pitch Wars kept me busy 3 days this week, but when I finally felt peaceful about it, I realised I could’ve done much earlier had I just backed up and eased off on the desire to cram EVERYTHING in.

But cool things that happened? I Facetimed not only with my lovely, encouraging, and supportive Pitch Wars mentor, Tina Moss, but also finally with my CP Joy! It made my week to speak with her! 🙂

Last 200 words: Nunya. Or really, none, as I’ve been editing!

Not long now. I know I won’t make my original goals, but I think coming to a conclusion on what to focus on next, with an outline, will be doable still. We shall see. Thanks for tuning in!

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9 thoughts on “WIPMarathon Check-In #7

  1. So true that you have to go with what’s best for you, and not other people! Glad your other WIP’s coming together. It might seem like it’s taking ages, but it’ll be worth it! 🙂

    Best of luck with Pitch Wars! 😀

  2. So much good advice in this post!
    ust the fact that it’s taking me forever to be able to feel done with this other MS. But it’s all good, forward movement.
    You’re so right that we have to go with our own particular set of abilities, gifts and ideas. I have a major problem with reading a good book, ANY book, and suddenly wanting my book to be THAT book, which not only is impossible and irrational, but is completely unfair to my own story.
    I haven’t done a Pitch Wars yet, but I’m going to keep that bit of advice in mind to not waste time trying to cram everything in. Even so, I’m sure I’ll be just as stressed over mine.
    Best of luck this coming week!

  3. This. “That I have to go with my own particular set of abilities and gifts and ideas, and not let what anyone else does sway me off that path”. So true. I need to remind myself this everyday because I’m always in doubt.
    And my eyes got blurry seeing my name on your sidebar. Thank you so so much!

    Good luck with Pitchwars next week. I’ll be rooting for you! <3

  4. We totally have to do our own thing! That’s what makes us artists, in a sense, after all. ^_^
    I’ve seen Tina Moss around the writing sphere. She seems really awesome, you’re so lucky to have her as a mentor. I hope everything goes well with Pitch Wars!

  5. So fun to see people’s faces and hear their voices! Happy for you! Sometimes you need to nail that pitch and give it your best shot. Good luck!

  6. Those weeks fly by! All we can do is our best, and it sounds like you’re accomplishing amazing things. I love getting together with my CPs as well. It is one of those wonderful things that makes us better writers and better people.

  7. It’s so hard not to stuff all the good things in to pitches, isn’t it? Hope your pitch wars experience went well! I’m now dreaming of an island vacation while cradling my steaming mug of coffee for comfort.

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