Cures for my WIP obsession

Monday, June 1, 2009

My new WIP (that is, YA MS the Third) is still constantly on my mind. "Still" . . . it's been, what? Three days? So anyway. I have barely closed the two Word documents that so far make up that WIP for about an hour total since starting. I can't think about anything else. Beth and I take many walks, especially on weekends, but this weekend, no matter what topic of conversation Beth led us down, I'd inevitably veer us right back to talking about my new WIP.

So, in light of this obsession, I've decided to join this JuJu challenge over at Purple Clover. I'm certain if I can meet the goal required, this WIP will be finished. It really shouldn't break 50k; it feels snappy and short and should be snappy and short.

My other brilliant plan for this project, since Beth, Sam, and I will be back east over the July 4th weekend, is to actually go to Greenpoint in Brooklyn (the setting of the new WIP) and spend a WYAOD right in with my characters, in their setting. I think it will do wonders. I lived there for a year, but have been gone for three, and I'm beginning to forget the odd beauty much of it holds, which is a real shame for a protagonist and narrator who talks at great length about Greenpoint's odd beauty.

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Rebecca said...

I've decided to do JuJu too! Though, I don't know if it's quite fair, since my WIP is already more than half finished! But a challenge is just what I need to get it DONE, I think.

Good luck!

June 1, 2009 at 8:43 AM
PurpleClover said...

Glad you both came over! Can't wait to see how the next two months go for everyone!

June 6, 2009 at 5:24 PM