Friday, 20 January 2012

Work, work, busy, busy...

So last Friday you told us what you were reading and very interesting that was too. A bit like peeking into someone's bedroom. Only not as pervy.

Well we're still on a nosy kick and wondered, since we're all writers here, what you're currently working on.
Again, in a spirit of touchy feely sharing and wot-not, here's what the Strctly gang currently have on their desk.

Helen is on the first draft of her sixth novel which she has tentatively called Dark Spaces. And no it's not sci-fi.

Suzie is going through the copy-edit of The Making of Her and gasping at the number of hyphens she uses.

Gillian is writing a letter of complaint to a well known car dealer along the lines of 'Dear Sir, I'm really pissed off with your car...'

Fi is beginning a total re-write of her first novel. Gulp.

Caroline G is writing her third book for Picadilly Press. She's still on the first draft and finding her way in despite having a plan!

Caroline R is writing a 5,000 word essay on Ignaz Semmelweis for her MA. It is due in on Monday and frankly, she will be glad to see the back of it.

So come on guys. Tell us about your WIP.

13 comments:

Sandra Davies said...

Well ... NaNo2011's novel ('Not wanted on voyage') is 123K and still has a way to go, the first draft follow-up to my NaNo2010 ('Damage limitation')is just about finished and ready to re-self-publish (I find it easier to do in book form once past a certain stage) , and the follow up to that ('Making good')is about a third done and currently resting.
Busy? - yes and know I'm lucky to be so.

Helen Black said...

Bloody hell, Sandra.
How many words do you wtrite a day generall speaking?
HB x

Sandra Davies said...

Helen, taking into account other things (Six sentences, Thinking Ten, MudSpots) and editing, best estimate is ~11,000 per week ... a bit over 1000 per day. But it varies hugely.

Kate said...

Right, where am I?

Waiting to hear back from agent regarding novel 1 :-) In the meantime I'm halfway through a major overhaul of novel 2 which I finished the first draft of before Xmas.

BTW do you guys still want me to do a guest post about how your blog helped me find my agent?

Gillian McDade said...

Good luck, Kate! Email us at strictlywriting at btinternet dot com.

Fionnuala said...

I'm ABOUT to start re-writing novel one ie I haven't started yet. Jus' sayin'

Neil said...

Slowly, slowly chipping away at book two. A bit distracted by promotion at the moment though, as book one is out in paperback in less than two weeks, and I'm starting to get bookings again. Just completed a magazine commission and shall go and hit send now.

Susie Nott-Bower said...

Kate - yes please! Hope my previous email(s) got through to you - I know I was having problems at the time.
Good luck, everyone, with your projects. Sandra, you put me to shame...
Susiex

Caroline Green said...

Brill to hear what everyone is up to. Quite a bit of variety there too, isn;t there?

feeling quite please with meself as have managed 2.5k in the British Library today. PHEW

Debs Riccio said...

I'm brushing up scriptwriting skills (ha ha) with a view to entering the BBC sitcom competition; whilst also wondering which unfinished book I can finish in time to enter the Good Housekeeping Debut Novel competition and only today I heard about the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition, so, yeah - there's a LOT going on right now....

Derek said...

Wot no Rod? I've just submitted a recently edited fantasy to a publisher, who was willing to read a full - all 470 pages of it.

Debs Riccio said...

wow, Derek, that's FAB news - keep us posted, won't you?

Susie Nott-Bower said...

That's BRILLIANT news, Derek - fingers and toes firmly crossed.
Susiex