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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

WIP Wednesday

I have been lapse in my posts, so forgive me. I'm trying to finish up my studies for a rather intense network security certification test, and I've luckily been asked to be an editor for a second area of Bright Hub (a website I write and edit articles for). So to say I've been swamped is an understatement. I have managed to get some writing done however, so that's a good thing.

I have been pushing forward on my story Illusions of A Deity, which will most likely end up as a short story (at least for now). I'm trying to use this opportunity to hone my craft more, not think so much about how I'm writing and just get it all down. Thankfully, I can say I am making progress and slowly learning to leave editing for the 2nd draft.

I'm also making my way through the book Devil's Gold by Julie Korzenko. I won this a while back in a contest, and after chatting with the author briefly, I have managed to wrangle an interview. I will be putting up both the interview and review of this book sometime later this month. From what I've read so far however, this is an engaging story that is definitely keeping my attention.

Lastly, I received a notice from Barnes and Noble bookstore that Dan Brown's latest entry in the saga of the Da Vinci Code storyline is coming out soon, and I'll be able to save a little bit pre-ordering it. The book is titled The Lost Symbol, and evidently the events in it happen just after the Da Vinci Code. I'm a fan of his literature, so you know I'll be picking it up. Now I'm off to peruse everyone else's blogs, since I am woefully behind on dropping by. My apologies, friends.


WindyA said...

Ah, real life. It gets ya sometimes. Great to hear you've been able to get some wordage down even with all the RL stuff going.

Charlie said...

A lot of people put Dan Brown down. That's a shame. I love his books and I'm looking forward to his new one.

If you havn't seen Angels and Demons yet, it was very good.

Davin Malasarn said...

So often, life gets in the way. :)

I really like what you are saying about just letting go as you write your short story. I think there's something to be said for mastering all the rules, but once you're done that, you have to let go to truly find out who you are and what your voice is. This is very difficult for me, and only in the last few months have I felt like I was writing just for me.

Anita said...

Short stories are one of my favorite genres. Everything has to be so tight in them...I bet they will help you hone your craft as you work towards a novel.

Amy Tate said...

I love short stories. They're a lost art. Best of luck writing yours, and when you can, take a break! Sounds like you're cross-eyed.

Shelli said...

wait didnt you just post yesterday? how is that slack? ;)

ElanaJ said...

It sounds like you've got a lot going on and are still writing! Way to go!

Krista Phillips said...

Ahhh that dad gum life getting in the way! How dare it!!! *grin*

It's hard to leave editing for 2nd draft, but SO rewarding! When you write "the end" there's no better feeling! ER, wait, yes there is. THe phone call from agent/editor would probably be even better, not to mention the first time one holds their own book in their hands (not that I would know!!!)

Lady Glamis said...

Awesome about the review! Good luck with your projects, and no need to apologize. We're always here when you get back. Good job for writing when you're so busy!