[Early] Work-in-Progress Wednesday: 11/24/2010

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It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written this weekly theme, but things have come up (school projects, vacation, NaNoWriMo) that have kept me from it. Anyway, here we are—back at “WIP Wednesday”—so let’s get to it, shall we? First, a list of what I’ve been doing (while not writing these posts).

Recent Projects/What I’ve Been Doing:

  • Project #1: The short story titled “Field Tests & Psychopathic Tendencies.” This was written for my second workshop date back on the ninth of this month. It’s written through the point of view of Andrew, the school shooting suspect in my novel “Forward Together.” The first draft was much less stellar than I thought it would be.
  • Project #2: My NaNoWriMo novel. This was my first year participating, and I managed to get to 50,801 words ten days before I needed to. The novel isn’t done, but I plan to finish it within the next year for sure. The first draft is extremely rough and will need substantive edits, I’m guessing. The point, though, is that I did it. I wrote over 50k words in a month. It’s a great feeling.

What’s Coming Up:

  • I have right around two weeks until my final portfolios are due, and there’s plenty to be done. The aforementioned short story needs to be substantially revised, as does the story titled “Midnight Marquee.” I began editing/marking up the latter before class last night and am hoping to have at least one of them completely revised by the time I get back from Thanksgiving with the family.
  • My final journalism paper is due the day before the short stories. I’m writing on Twitter and journalism, so it should be interesting. Most of the research is done, and I’d like to at least have an outline drawn up by the time I get back.

Such lofty goals, especially around Thanksgiving, but things need to get done! The end of the semester is always a whirlwind. Whew! What are the rest of you up to?

Happy Writing!

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