First off, to my writer buddies who don't already participate in WIP Wednesday -- you better jump on in. Cuz it's a really cool idea.
In fact, it's so cool, that if your eyeballs beheld any part of the previous two sentences, you might as well consider yourself tagged, cuz you are now officially playing.
I first noticed Matt Betts and Mercedes Yardley doing it, so I asked about it, and they directed me here, which is where a nice lady named Kate Karyus Quinn blogs, and hosts the thing and has this link about WIP Wednesday. Click that last one to learn the deal and get the cool graphic.
So... here's what's up with my 'work in progress':
I mentioned a couple posts back about how I've been writing fifteen to seventeen pages a day, and for the most part, I've been able to sustain that momentum. About four days a week anyway. Sometimes I can't avoid falling asleep -- sometimes for the better part of the day. And then I have to go and do actual work until midnight. (But at least it translates into actual cash money.)
Anyway. Strangely enough, I don't think I've ever mentioned this particular project on my blog before. It's called 'Talonshale', it's about the distant future of gaming, and what role-playing games would be like with almost unlimited technology. No, I haven't seen 'Gamer', but to tell you the truth, it offends me that they've made a movie out of my idea so quickly this time. Luckily mine's also a murder mystery -- a murder mystery for teenage dudes.
Who did it? Was it a hacker? Was it a computer glitch? Was it another player trying to make it look a glitch? There's only one way to find out, my friends -- wait another couple weeks and volunteer to be a beta reader.
Cuz yeah, my plan is for Talonshale to wind up around 65 - 70k words. Right now I'm at 50, and I'm thinking of setting the goal of finishing the first draft by next Friday. What do you think -- can I do it?
For those people who've been asking about Fiersom's Brood, I've got some bad news. Submissions are drawing to a close. Which I can only assume means no acquisitions editors are teenage dudes. This, in turn, means that my agent will be looking for my next project in the very near future, and my hope is that Talonshale blows him away.
...and then subsequently blows away the grown up editors, and grown up publishers, and ultimately -- teenage-dudes that still like to read.