Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June Check-In #WIPMadness

I cannot believe it's June. JUNE!!! Where did the first half of 2014 go? Seriously.

We didn't have anyone step up to host this month, and I get it. It's a busy time, tying up different commitments with school and so forth. But let this serve as your little reminder not to forget about taking some time for yourself. Whether it's writing or in some other area, don't let this month slip by without finding some time to be creative. Believe me, that will make all other areas of your life go better.

So what's in the plans for this month?

#Wipmadness Participant!For me, I have a lot of details to tie up for a course I'll be teaching and a book I have releasing this fall (eek!) But none of that is particularly creative. I'm slowly working away at paring down my first screenplay, but that, too, feels more like technical work than creativity. In my spare thinking time, I have been plotting out a new book I'm pretty excited about...so that works. My aim for June is to at least spend a little bit of thinking time on that project every single day this month.

How about you? Where will your creativity bloom this month?

16 comments:

  1. I started developing my characters for NOW I KNEW YOU. Last night I wrote an opening scene, just so I could get my protag's voice. It will go through two dozen revisions, but by July I should be ready with characters and an outline. Bring it.

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    1. I love that first exploration stage of trying to find my characters voices. Some come easier than others, but it's always a big learning experience for me. All the best in getting ready for July!

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  2. I'm still revising the sequel in my goddesses series. Plus, I'm scoring for Pearson this month too. The scoring keeps me in the loop educational wise and helps pay for some writing things I love. Also got a request for the sequel to CROSSED OUT. Won't touch that one till probably next month or so. Very busy this month with other things too. Add the mother-in-law constant drama to the mix.

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    1. Congrats on the request, Kim! I hope all goes well with that and that the family drama isn't too hard on you.

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  3. I can't believe it's June, either. Crazy!

    All my "pre-writing" (stream-of-consciousness, free-writing sort of brainstorming...basically, thought vomit) finally paid off, and the plan for the big re-write came together. So this month, it's actual words-in-document writing! Yay! Not setting any big word-count goals, because it's a super busy month, but I'm happy to be making progress on this project.

    Thanks for the check-in, Denise!

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    1. Awesome to hear, Shari! I can't wait to hear of your progress through the month.

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  4. Revision, revision, revision, and babysitting my grandkids.

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    1. Awesome to hear, Rosi! Hoping you get through lots of your revision this month!

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  5. Hi everyone! I'm not on Twitter much these days. The social media thing got to me, and I found myself not getting the work done. I decided the only way to beat my social media addiction was to avoid it, so I did. It worked. I got my MS rewritten and out to four betas last Monday. While it's out, I plan on outlining the second book in the series.

    Hope everyone is scooting along with their WIPS!!

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    1. YAYYYY, Candi! That's awesome that you've made such huge accomplishments! I have also been a lot less active on social media...just a season, but I am getting more done. Congratulations on finishing your MS!

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  6. June 1st found me on board a cruise ship to Alaska and I have to admit, even though I had my notebook with me, the WIP took a back seat to the scenery all week. (I took over 500 photos!)

    I don't have any big goals for the rest of the month, other than to keep working my way through this first draft.

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    1. Ooooh, Alaskan Cruise! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing time, Carol! And that's the thing about getting through our projects... just plugging away every day really will get us there. So good for you!

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  7. I'm working on my next book! Writing all the "past" scenes first so I can get a good feel for the characters :)

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    1. Awesome, Charlie! I look forward to hear of your progress this month.

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  8. Holy cow, I'm a mess already! This summer is going to be a little tricky, but with any luck, I'll find my groove soon. I've just taken a promotion at work, which might mean less writing time during the day. Now, I'll be coordinating the program instead of waiting for students and faculty to ask for help. YIKES!

    But...I have figure out the subjects and formats for my next two books and I think I'm starting to get revved up for the WIP again. The chapters did not happen in May...only one. For June, I'm just going to hope I get 4k-5k written. (That way, the chapter thing doesn't really matter!)

    Rock on, Wipsters!

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    1. Congrats on the promotion, Mary Ann! And best of luck in getting a few thousand words down this month.

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