Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A WIP seen through a glass darkly. Very darkly.

I'm happy to report that yesterday's writing went very well (I'm relieved too - I'd been stuck for a couple of days, and at this late stage that makes me very anxious). I ended up creating a brand new scene with one of my favorite characters and even throwing in a little romantic tension (ooooooh).

Come to think of it, I haven't explained my creative project in the context of this blog, so I suppose I should do that to give some sort of face to these writing updates. I'm working on a YA fantasy novel of approximately 100,000 words. I've recently learned that you are not supposed to post plot details about WIPs (works in progress) online, because of one in a million plagiarism concerns. So I guess I'll just say that if you crossed Eragon with A Wizard of Earthsea, set it in the middle of The Secret Garden, and dusted it with a pinch of The Queen of Attolia, you'd come up with something that's more or less unlike my book. :)

Here's hoping this blog post will launch me into another successful writing session! (Got to write yet another sword sparring scene. Why do I do this to myself? Why?)


  1. Hi, Heather! I hope blogging stirred your creativity and you stay unstuck! Happy writing!

    I love love love the line under Lack of Genius. :)

  2. I love the description of your WIP, Heather--evasive but intriguing ! I look forward to hearing updates on your progress.

  3. Thank you, Nancy and Vonna! I'm really looking forward to keeping up with your blogs. I feel like the YA/MG meetings are usually too crowded and busy to really get to know people.

  4. Love the description! I love YA fantasy --I am writing a contemporary romance but more than half of my YA reading is fantasy. . . and I average about a book a day!

    The YA/MG group seems awesome, and I loved the last meeting, but you are right-it's hard to get to know anyone there. I was sitting in the middle right table with Nancy. . . where were you sitting? Trying to make the name/face connection.

    Anyhoo, looking forward to following your journey!