Wednesday, December 16, 2009

WiP, the unruly child edition

My current WIP is actually the same as last week. I have just changed the beginning. Now that I have started it (curse me for starting another story when I have so many others that need work) it has taken a life of its own. It doesn't know whether it wants to be a short story (it has so gotten over being a flash piece), a novella (a very real possibility at this point, or a short novel. I have thought up enough subplots to explain my mysterious prism and the people around it that a novella is probably where it is heading. another story with a very small chance of getting published but it seems to fit around the themes that I have been working lately, namely my stories Wine for Two (Ruthless Peoples Magazine, issue #3), Play Date (Sand, issue 5) and Monday Morning (still looking for a publisher on this one). They are ghost stories but not the boo, gotcha kind.

Hope everyone else has stories that are cooperating with them.

10 comments:

Jeremy D Brooks said...

After a week of wrasslin', I think I finally have mine on the run.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Jeremy- Don't let it get too far ahead of you.

Aaron Polson said...

Curse me for continuing to write short stories that could one day grow into novels (okay, at least novellas) with the right watering. Maybe I'm too impatient?

(boo!)



Gotcha!

Aaron Polson said...

Curse me for continuing to write short stories that could one day grow into novels (okay, at least novellas) with the right watering. Maybe I'm too impatient?

(boo!)



Gotcha!

Natalie L. Sin said...

If you want your story to behave, leave a piece of candy near the computer ; ) They prefer butterscotch.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron- I know, but I had a good plan for this story and it hasn't panned out so far, not without a lot of explanation that really bumps up the word count. (and time involved, can't forget that.)

Nat- butterscotch you say. I wonder if I could bribe it with beer and whiskey? I would probably end up with a rambling incoherent story.

Cate Gardner said...

I'm still thinking abut mine...

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- I am sure it will be brilliant. :)

katey said...

I hate when they don't show up already knowing what they're supposed to be. I often try to bully them into whatever I want at the moment, and that never works out. You'd think I'd learn. But no.

I like Nat's butterscotch idea.

Danielle Ferries said...

I'm only thinking about stories at the moment, not writing. I need to whip myself into a writing frenzy.