My WIP is a science fiction novel about a future where America has become so divided that it's actually split into two countries: one communist, and one super capitalistic and ruled by religious law. I wanted to explore the extremes of today's political climate and the idea of what might happen if we entirely lose our ability to communicate with each other. I'm about 60,000 words in with 20-30k to go.
That sounds awesome!
Sounds fantastic! I'd love to read this!
Well the one I just finished as you know is an Urban Fantasy Romance currently completed at 104K. Though I wish it was smaller and knowing me it will get a bit larger. It needs more thoughts and descriptions. We'll see what you think.
Look forward to reading it! :D
I'm writing about a woman who leaves a legacy of a short diary for post-apocaliptic Britain to read. The novel is set 15 years into the future when a comet strikes Earth. I'm 67,000 words along, which leaves 20,000 to go. With all the disruption of the April A- Z challenge, it took a while to get into the swing again. But I'm back, writing with a vengence. hehe.http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com/
Sounds great! I know what you mean about having a hard time about getting back into the swing of writing. :D
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My WiP is a Fantasy about a young woman who is kidnapped for the soul purpose of becoming the Dark One's Mistress and bearing the next heir for the sake of kingdom, while the current not-so-dark "Dark One" himself is steeling himself to be slain by his mother and her "pet babarian".Currently just under a third of the way through at 30k.
Wow, that sounds pretty cool! :D
Wow. Some interesting posts above!I'm writing a contemporary romance with a bit of mystery/thrill to it. I'm at about 45K heading for 50K.Close. But not done yet.Thanks for asking though!Heather
Thanks for sharing! :D
YA/NA contemporary. (Could fit in to YA since she's 18)When Chloe starts college, she keeps her true self hidden. Nobody knows that she is gay, or that her brother killed himself a month before school started. But when she discovers the shocking truth behind her brother’s suicide, she begins to realize that hiding your secrets only leads to more pain.40,000 words down
Ooh, sounds heavy on the emotional. :( Sounds good though. :D
The WIP I'm revising is set on our world, but it's 50 years in the future, and it's dark and cold and dangerous. The heroine (on college!) has visions about fates, gods and demons ... The WIP I'm preparing to write soon is about gypsies! Or better, enhanced gypsies, called Tziganes (yeah, I'm inventing ... good thing it's fiction lol). My heroine is in college and has an accurate sixth sense, due to her gypsy heritage. Though, up until she is attacked by a group wanting her magical blood, she didn't know anything about Tziganes and their powers.
Ooh, gypsies sound great! Thanks for sharing!
I'm revising a MG ghost story set in the 20s. It's been quite a lot of fun to write :)
Ooh, that does sound like fun!
Post-apocalyptic wasteland. Currently at 64K. Just getting over that climax...have to get it just right before I can wrap it up. Stuck for the moment.
Eh, the dreaded writer's block. Sounds great, though! :D
I'm writing #thatghoststory which is an NA novel set in Austin and, it should be no surprise, is a ghost story. I cannot measure how far along I am because at this moment I am returning to and revising the outlines; doing character sheets; and writing zero drafts of major scenes to get a feel for my narrator's voice and style. So basically I outline a scene, and then I write a really, really rough draft of that scene, and then I jot down the things I learned about the characters and world and plot down in the appropriate outlines. Then I do it again. I'm an incredibly slow writer.
I am pretty slow, too. Keeping up with Victoria is hard - she's written 4 books in the last several months.
I've got two WIPs right now, one a contemporary historical set from 1979-84 and the third book in one of my family sagas, and the other set from 1946-47, the continuation of the upper YA historical set from 1940-46 I recently completed. The latter book will explore what it's like to be a new American immigrant in the immediate postwar era, realizing there's a huge chasm between yourself and Americans who only had a homefront, and the struggles gone through by the female lead. She finds that the typical Dutch ways of doing things are considered radical and unfeminine in America, like keeping your last name and being assertive. She also struggles to find a midwife during the era of twilight sleep.The contemporary historical, which is somewhat of a modern retelling of Margaret Sidney's Phronsie Pepper, I've guesstimated might come in around 150,000-200,000 words, which is actually very short for one of my adult books. Justine's older siblings and their friends have a hard time seeing her, after years of being the precious family baby, as a grownup woman who’s old enough for marriage, motherhood, and moving out with her new family. But then, when her young nieces become Duranies, an unexpected opportunity opens up for Justine to finally prove once and for all to her family that she’s a responsible, capable, mature adult.
They both sound fascinating!
thanks for asking! techno thriller, Pop Travel, in the future, pop travel is laser teleportation, cooper's bane. but he is the only guy who can expose a deadly flaw. i'm in my 5th edit round? lost track! and hoping to publish soon one way or another!
Ooh, there really do need to be more techno thrillers! Sounds great!
I'm actually between WIPs right now, but I have been working on some poetry. :)
Poetry is fun!
My current WIP is a YA, I'm in first revisions. It's a contemporary about a country girl who's trying all the wrong ways to rise above her situation.
Sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing!
Mine is a really fun contemporary YA about three guys on a road trip that meet a group of country girls and set out on a quest for the best night ever :) I'm 20K in and it's going pretty well so far!
Now that does sound fun!
It's CassaStorm. Sequel to CassaStar and CassaFire. Science fiction - space opera/adventure. And I finished the first chapter last night! (Haven't worked on it in two months due to the Challenge and other stuff.)
I so need to read these!
These all sound really cool. I don't really have a current WIP, but I have a work-just-sitting-there, waiting for me to finally revise and send.
Yeah, I know that feeling. LOL.