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September is here! And it's time to freshen up my writing.

I'm almost done with this draft of WHITE SPIRIT. The end is so close. While I finish it up, I want to devote some time to my new story.

Well, it's not completely new. It's more like a revamp.

In spring 2012, I wrote a very rough draft of a YA story about witches and trolls in my hometown. The working title is MAYBERRY WITH MONSTERS (I grew up in the same area Andy Griffith did so that's where the title came from). Sadly, there were a lot of things happening but no plotline could be found. It was all over the place.

So, this fall, I'm revamping the idea. I'm changing up my troll and witch mythology. I've cut several characters. And I'm going to give it a real plot.

And that's where this month's #Writemotivation goals come in.

1) Plot out MWM

At this point, I'm trying to find all the troll mythology I can get my hands on. I found a book of Swedish folktales and legends, and I've scoured the internet. Do you know of any other books or websites where I can find information?

2) Write query for WS

Will do, as soon as I finish this draft.

3) Send out first round of queries

Will do as soon as I finish this draft.

4) Write first chapter of MWM

Will do as soon as I get my plot and outline in order.

For WS, I wrote by the seat of my pants. That meant a lot of revising. I hope with MWM, I can do a lot of the work up front, and maybe revision hell won't be so hellish.

How are your writing projects coming?

Date: 2013-09-06 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rebeccaenzor.com
Yay! I'm so excited to read the new version of WS!

Date: 2013-09-06 10:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
What's White Spirit about?

I see you've subscribed to [personal profile] alexconall, so I presume you've seen yesterday's SeptNoWriMo update. I plan to spend the next forty-five minutes or so kicking around the Internet, then I owe somebody a phone call--oh, shit, I owe two people phone calls, I need to go find the other number--and then I am writing. All. Weekend. Possibly while smashed.

Date: 2013-09-07 05:51 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai

So far I've written six hundred words, so. It's not going as well as I planned.

Ooh, that sounds fun.

Date: 2013-09-07 05:54 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai

This is true!

Date: 2013-09-09 02:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] adafrog
MWM sounds very interesting.

Date: 2013-09-11 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valerierlawson.wordpress.com
mayberry was a real place? how bizarre. i like the idea of it being infested with monsters. THAT sounds more plausible to me.

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